Month: October 2017

Mental Health and Dramatic Play for Children

Drama, as people normally think of it, is an expensive pastime involving sets, props, costumes, lighting, and an enormous number of professionals working as a team. Some of us may think of community theatre or children’s theatre. Some of us immediately think about human “drama” and the gossip we overhear at work or in the …

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When Natural Disaster Strikes: Who’s Watching the Children?

As I sat and watched the news and social media feeds in regards to Hurricane Harvey, my heart was breaking. Many lost their homes, their cherished items, and for some, their lives. They had too many questions on their minds. Where they will sleep? Will they be rescued? Will they have food and water? Are …

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Your Children’s Old Costumes Could Find a New Purpose at ChildSavers

We are collecting gently-used children’s costumes. Costumes facilitate children’s play in both our child development and mental health services. You can contact Amy Garmon about your donation at agarmon@childsavers.org. How Are Costumes Used? Children are active learners who absorb information by seeing and doing. In order for a child to truly remember something, it has …

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