I have the cure for lockdown low, pandemic pressure, Covid chaos or whatever other ails 2020 inflicted upon you. Coloring. Yep, you heard me. Coloring. Sharpen those colored pencils and color yourself happy.
Colour Me British not only provides all the benefits of coloring, but educates as well. Kylie Emma Robertson’s beautiful original hand-drawn artwork fills Colour Me British. From food to iconic landmarks you’ll find it all in Colour Me British. It’s a great way to keep kids entertained and learning. Those with special needs or mental health issues receive double the benefits.
Coloring impacts the part of the brain responsible for emotions. Coloring eases fear, calms anxiety, and releases tension. It also improves focus, sleep, and hand eye coordination.
The book is a great therapeutic tool for speech and occupational therapists. Patients practice expressive language and communication skills when they color the teapot and verbalize their idea of tea with the Queen. Pages featuring food are useful in helping patients learning to chew. They can color the foods before sampling them.
Occupational therapists can use the book to improve fine motor skills and visual tracking. Pages filled with multiple images are perfect for teaching the valuable skill of learning and creating patterns. To increase sensory perception color while on a therapy ball, platform swing, or in an upside down position.
Whether you’re a therapist seeking a unique avenue to reach patients or a parent looking to stuff a stocking, Colour Me British is a great buy. It’s the perfect gift for kids of all abilities and adults seeking to unwind in this crazy lockdown world. You may not be able to have peace on earth, but coloring in Colour Me British can give you inner peace.
Use the link below to purchase your copy of Colour Me British and get started coloring yourself happy.
I have seen a disturbing trend in public schools. Though I am at a loss to explain why some public schools are laboring under the misconception that their after-school programs are exempt from accommodation requirements for disabled students. Administrators are informing parents that their student’s IEP doesn’t carry over to the after school program. That is somewhat true but highly debatable.
What is not debatable, however, is federal ADA law. Section 504 of that law applies specifically to the educational setting. It states that child care programs (including after-school programs in public schools) are prohibited from discriminating against a child with a disability by denying admission into the program or by denying requests for reasonable accommodations. Individual states have additional variances supporting this law but ADA is the federal guideline. It’s non-negotiable.
So, what should you do if your child is not receiving accommodations, has been refused entry into the program or been booted from it? First, send a letter to the principal, superintendent and school board members advising that you are invoking your child’s rights under section 504 of the American with Disabilities Act. Then clearly define what accommodations you are seeking for your child. Provide a date (I suggest a couple of weeks so they have the opportunity to get with their attorney) in which they must respond to your request. Also, make it clear that you will only accept their response in writing. If you are having to go this far to secure your child’s rights nothing they verbalize should be trusted and if you have to pursue it further proof in writing is worth its weight in gold.
If for some crazy reason they still do not relent, your next step should be a letter to the state board of education. Be certain to include a copy of the letter you sent to your local board of education. Since you can likely email them I would allow only a week for them to respond.
If all attempts have failed it’s time to call in the big guns, so-to-speak. ADA will fight for the rights of your child at zero cost to you. You will not have to hire an attorney to go to battle because the war is already won. It’s just the little generals on the ground who haven’t fully understood their role that cause the problem. You can file a discrimination complaint with ADA online. You will be required to jump through a lot of hoops, fill out mounds of paperwork and possibly pay to have papers notarized. But once that is done so are you. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy someone else caring enough to fight for your child.
Progress huh? Are you impressed? If you are, don’t be. Because I decided that this year I absolutely had to have this shelf for school I now have 3 rooms in chaos. The shelf was in the living room so all the books had to be pulled from it & stacked on the floor. Since my rather large man-child, Colton was my moving buddy that meant the books were more flung around than stacked. The boy is a bit like his mother. Because I feel the need to own every book in the universe, I incorporated the books from the living room into the two shelves in the bedroom. Yes, that’s right. I have two more shelves of books. I’m certain if I ever come up missing CSI would determine I was involved in some sort of dare or contest of collecting books. Lets just hope I don’t come up missing before my work is done. I don’t want CSI traipsing through my house thinking I’m a hoarder.