Partners In Learning Blog Team

Partners In Learning Blog Team
Blog Team

Monday, July 23, 2012

Parent's Night Out while Kids Camp Out FRIDAY NIGHT

Technology can be very beneficial to a young child's learning and development. Check out Norma's blog post about 'Using an iPad for Communication' from last week. With the development of new technologies comes improvements and new ways to teach young children. A hugely growing field is teaching children with special needs through the use of technology.

Our #1 goal is for children to learn

Benefits of using technology, such as iPads, when working with children with Special Needs include:
- motivation
- academic skills
- social development
- communication
- fine motor skills

MANY different Apps are designed for children with special needs

We are currently holding a fundraiser that is specifically designed for providing those technology-based experiences and opportunities for children with special needs in our community. The money we raise goes toward purchasing technology, such as iPads, for play therapists and families through Partners In Learning.

With assistance and supervision, children can learn while having fun with technology

Our first fundraising event for this Technology Campaign will be THIS Friday night, the 27th. Our staff will be hosting 'Parent's Night Out while Kids Camp Out!' Parents can drop their kids off for a fun-filled night while they do shopping, go out on a date, or simply relax for the evening.

Cost is $25 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the family. Drop off will be at 6:30pm and pick-up will be at 9:30pm. Dinner will be provided. Activities will include crafts, smores, and watching an outdoor movie!

Please bring your child's PJs and a sleeping bag (or blanket).

Call to RSVP at 704-638-9020.

Learning knows no bounds

If you do not have children or would simply like to donate to the cause, check out the GiveForward link,

You can also follow the Facebook Group, 'Supporting Children with Special Needs through Technology' for more up to date information about the campaign,!/groups/124701611004930/.

We appreciate every contribution, even if it is just your time.

Katherine Zink, ITFS/P

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