Published February 10, on Sentio Life Solutions /Special Needs Book Review.
During one of my Coffee Klatch tweetchats, I featured Joye Newman and Carol Kranowitz, authors of Growing an In-Sync Child: Simple, Fun Activities to Help Every Child Develop, Learn, and Grow. Read more
Published June 6, on Sentio Life Solutions/Special Needs Book Review
Turn the pages of this six chapter book and shadow the Goodenough family for one harrowing day. Meet the five family members who deal with different forms of SPD. Their solutions will help families coping with SPD to function in a “good-enough way” and learn how to get in sync. This children’s book will help siblings, classmates, and friends also learn about sensory issues that affect the behavior of many individuals.
Published January 11, on Sentio Life Solutions / Special Needs Book Review
The same high quality standard you are accustomed to find in other Newman and Kranowitz products is found in this small box of activity cards. Parents, teachers, early intervention programs, and all who work with young children will surely be eager to get this easy-to-use resource.
Published June 16, on Sentio Life Solutions / Special Needs Book Review
High fives to Carol and Joye for their advice to parents and their philosophy on child development.
Published June 2 on MotheringintheMiddle.com, the blog for new midlife mothers and fathers
The arrival of summer and the unleashing of cooped-up young bodies always bring me back to my child-rearing-roots. Only a few days have passed since the carpool line, the packing of lunches, and the buzzing of early alarm clocks stopped and I am already thinking, “How can I keep them away from the TV and feed their bodies and minds?” With sensory smart activities of course! Read more
Published April 24, in The Irish Times Health plus
When Carol Stock Kranowitz was a teacher of music and movement at a nursery school in Washington DC, she used to be puzzled by the occasional child who would not take part in the fun activities all the other young children enjoyed.
There was the boy who turned away, covering his ears with his hands, when music was played; the girl who lay on the floor “too tired” even to strike two rhythm sticks together; the boy who buzzed around the room while all the other pre-schoolers sat down singing songs. Their behaviour disrupted the fun for others.
Published March 27, on Islington Homeschool Mom.com
Have you ever read something and had an “Ah-ha” moment? As if you had found the missing piece of the puzzle? As if suddenly a light bulb went on and everything made perfect sense? The fog had cleared and for the first time you could see where you were going?
That is how I felt when I read The Out-of-Sync Child…
Published January 7 in The Washington Post.
Children have long regarded recess as a highlight of the school day. Last week, unstructured play breaks got an endorsement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Published in the January/February issue of Bethesda Magazine
Today, Carol travels around the country speaking about SPD. Back home, she spends time with her five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren, all of whom range in age from 3 to 11. None has SPD, but she has brought elements of her classroom into her basement via a sensory gym.
She made a crash pad by stuffing a duvet cover with pillows and got scraps from local upholsterers to fill a dress-up trunk with velvet and yards of beautiful Chinese silk. She has a therapy ball, marbles, a net swing, a platform swing and a collection of rhythm band instruments made from twigs, nuts, shells and gourds.
Published July 5, on Special Education & IEP Advisor
Now that we are in the dog days of summer, for those parents who are looking for a fun and educational way to improve your child’s sensory, motor and visual skills, the In-Sync Activity Cards might just be the way to go! The authors of Growing an In-Sync Child, Joye Newman, MA, and Carol Kranowitz, MA, have developed fun activity cards to assist parents with their child’s sensory, motor or visual processing needs.
Published March 9, on NotJustCute.com
The premise of the new book really struck me, and yet seemed so obvious. The work that Carol and Joye had devoted more than 70 combined years to, has been life-changing for children with SPD. But children with SPD are not the only ones who become out-of-sync. We all have our out-of-sync moments. In fact, today’s pace and culture seems often to perpetuate this out-of-sync state. As Joye and Carol question in their book, “Is it the child that is out of sync – or is it the world?”
Published on February 1, on BeYourBestMom.com
This book is for every child. It explores the importance of early motor skills and how it effects a child’s physical, emotional, academic and overall success. It includes the In-Sync Program of sixty activities that are fun and are made to enhance a child’s development in just minutes a day. EVERY parent should buy this book!