Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come. ~Thomas Carlyle

Summer is upon us. To kick off the season, we’ve put together several resources that might be considered “fun and games” amid the hard work that all parents and Parent Centers still have to do.

We are also very pleased to share 3 new resources at CPIR, designed just for Parent Centers, which we hope you’ll enjoy. Since these new resources focus on your outstanding work of the past year, they give you just cause to celebrate.

Our best to you all,

The CPIR Team | Debra, Lisa, Jessica, Ana-Maria, and Myriam

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Summer Fun: May It Be Yours!

Tipping the Scales: The Resilience Game
In this interactive game, you will learn how the choices we make can help children and the community as a whole become more resilient in the face of serious challenges. Negative events can occur at any moment, and it’s your job to choose positive events to counteract these negatives. From the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard.

Summer and Sensory Processing Issues
This article discusses how to help kids stay comfortable in what can be overstimulating outdoor activities. It’s great for sharing with families, and it’s accompanied by a host of links to information on sensory processing issues. From the Child Mind Institute.

Seriously Speaking: Delayed Speech or Language Development
(Also available in Spanish) | Knowing what’s “normal” and what’s not in speech and language development can help parents figure out if there’s cause for concern or if their child is right on schedule. From KidsHealth.

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