Mark your Calenders!! Upcoming Supporting Parents of Autism (SPA) Meeting Hosted by WAAA

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THERE IS STILL SPACE AVAILABLE FOR THE NOVEMBER 3RD MEETING – 5:00PM – 6:30PM(See email below to register)

WAAA’s Supporting Parents of Autism (SPA) Group is for parents who have children on the Autism Spectrum. Join us monthly in Redmond, First Monday of each month, at 5pm-6:30pm for support, resources, and community.

SPA is facilitated by Dr. Kaelyn Langer-Mendonca,Ph.D., a psychotherapist who practices in psychotherapy from the the Seattle area. Kaelyn has over ten years involvement working in mental health, including residential treatment, psychiatric inpatient, community mental health, university counseling center, and private practice experience. She works primarily from a psychodynamic perspective, using supportive, client-centered therapy coupled with mindfulness and spiritual psychology.

SPA is Co-Facilitated by Rachelle Alston, a parent of a 5 year old on the Autism Spectrum and pursuing training towards certified peer counselor.

This group is for parents only, we do not offer childcare at this time. For more information email to: info@washingtonAutismAdvocacy.org

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Animal Math Games For Kids ~ Free Educational Ipad App ~ Free for Limited Time

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DESCRIPTION FROM DEVELOPER

Travel the world over from Bessie’s Farm to the plains of Africa to the deepest reaches of outer space as you join math-explorer Emma through more than 100 fun math games on a quest to help her animal friends find a way home!

Playable by kids of all ages with lots of positive encouragement, professional narration and catchy music. Cute characters include cows, chickens, lions, giraffes, kittens, puppies, robots and monsters!

Designed by parents and teachers, this app adheres to Common Core Standards for kindergarten math.

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COUNTING & NUMBER RECOGNITION
• To 100 by ones and by tens
• Count forward beginning from a any number
• Connect counting to numbers
• Answer “How many?” questions
• Compare two numbers

ADDITION & SUBTRACTION
• Addition and subtraction with objects
• Addition and subtraction word problems
• Fluently add and subtract within 5
• Compare more of, less of

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CATEGORIES AND GEOMETRY
• Classify objects into given categories
• Correctly name shapes
• Analyze and compare shapes

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
• Items, numbers and instructions are professionally narrated
• Players are rewarded with positive encouragement
• Parental controls: Turn off sounds, music, purchases and links to our other apps
• We do not collect personal information from our users.

COMMON CORE STANDARDS
• CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.1
• CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.2
• CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4
• CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.5
• CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.C.7
• CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.1
• CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.2
• CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.5
• CCSS.Math.Content.K.MD.A.2
• CCSS.Math.Content.K.MD.B.3
• CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.2
• CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.B.4

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME APP – APP MAY GO BACK TO REGULAR PRICE AT ANYTIME!!!!

DON’T HESITATE -DOWNLOAD TODAY – MAY NOT BE FREE TOMORROW!!!

TO DOWNLOAD ALL 6 APPS,  CLICK ON THIS LINK: ANIMAL MATH GAMES FOR KIDS

Free App of the Day ~ Measure This

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Measure This is a great little app for learning very difficult concepts – least, smallest, longest as well as measuring height and length. I really love how this was constructed – there is a visual and verbal directives so that you can see and hear what relative words actually mean. The visuals are crisp, and narration positive. This is one motivating app!

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PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME APP – APP MAY GO BACK TO REGULAR PRICE AT ANYTIME!!!!

DON’T HESITATE -DOWNLOAD TODAY – MAY NOT BE FREE TOMORROW!!!

TO DOWNLOAD ALL 6 APPS,  CLICK ON THIS LINK: MEASURE THIS

Free App of the Day ~ 6 Free Word Apps from Winning Words ~ Free for limited time

This is a great opportunity to get six free educational word apps for your child. All apps are from Winning Words. Below is a small description of each app. To download them all click link at bottom of page.

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Antonym Match:

Antonym MATCH is an interactive, educational, fun match game for school age children, adults and lifelong learners. This app would also be beneficial for English Language Learners! The object of the game is to reveal pairs of Antonyms by turning over the cards.

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Singular and Plural Match :

Singular and Plural MATCH is an interactive, educational, fun match game for school age children, adults and lifelong learners. This app would also be beneficial for English Language Learners! The object of the game is to match the singular and plural form of a word.

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Synonym Match:

Synonym MATCH is an interactive, educational, fun match game for school age children, adults and lifelong learners.  The object of the game is to reveal pairs of Synonyms by turning over the cards.

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Double Letter Match:

Double Letter MATCH is an interactive, educational, fun match game for school age children, adults and lifelong learners. This app would also be beneficial for English Language Learners! The object of the game is to match the beginning of the word to the end of the word.In Double Letter Match there are words that have the same letter consecutively. (Example: but – ton)

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Homophone Match:

Homophone MATCH is an interactive, educational, fun match game for school age children, adults and lifelong learners. This app would also be beneficial for English Language Learners! The object of the game is to reveal pairs of Homophones by turning over the cards.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME APP – APP MAY GO BACK TO REGULAR PRICE AT ANYTIME!!!!

DON’T HESITATE -DOWNLOAD TODAY – MAY NOT BE FREE TOMORROW!!!

TO DOWNLOAD ALL 6 APPS,  CLICK ON THIS LINK: WINNING WORDS

Free App of the Day ~ Classify It!!

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DESCRIPTION FROM DEVELOPER

Think you know what poison ivy and a firefly have in common? How about some of the ways a dolphin and a goldfish are different? Download Classify It!, a new game from AAAS Science NetLinks, to test your knowledge of how various organisms can be sorted and grouped.

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Play through the game’s 30 levels to earn special Creature Cards, and then pick up nine more in the fast-paced bonus rounds! Can you collect all 39 cards for a complete set? Pick your avatar and start sorting!

Features:

– Multi-user system: each child can choose and name his/her own avatar from one of twelve organisms
– Educational information about classification
– Earn Creature Cards to learn more about organisms
– Three progressively difficult modes teach classification

This app was developed by AAAS Science NetLinks, a free online resource for teachers and students. For more science activities and interactives, visit ScienceNet Links.

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PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME APP – APP MAY GO BACK TO REGULAR PRICE AT ANYTIME!!!!

DON’T HESITATE -DOWNLOAD TODAY – MAY NOT BE FREE TOMORROW!!!

TO DOWNLOAD APP CLICK ON THIS LINK: CLASSIFY IT!

Free App of the Day ~ Monki Chinese ~ Empower Your Child to Learn Chinese

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DESCRIPTION FROM DEVELOPER

With its carefully crafted design and colourful illustrations, Monki Chinese Class is conceived to help every child learn how to trace basic Chinese through a fun system that sustains motivation.

A POWERFUL MNEMONIC
Each word is represented by an illustration and accompanied by animations and sound effects that help kids absorb the meaning. At the end of every level there is an interactive animation where they can play and have fun!

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KEY FEATURES:
• Kid friendly (8+ years).
• Tracing features with error correction and sound effects.
• 20 colourful illustrations to memorize the words.
• 20 interactive animations to play and have fun.
• Audio tracks to learn the pronunciation.
• 3 levels of difficulty.
• 3 tracing speeds.
• No third-party advertising.

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PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME APP – APP MAY GO BACK TO REGULAR PRICE AT ANYTIME!!!!

DON’T HESITATE -DOWNLOAD TODAY – MAY NOT BE FREE TOMORROW!!!

TO DOWNLOAD APP CLICK ON THIS LINK: MONKI CHINESE

Free App of the Day ~ Creating Character in Tweens ~ Motivation & Responsibility App

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 DESCRIPTION FROM DEVELOPER:

**A great tool to instill good behavior, responsibility, discipline, and morals in your children AGES 10-14.** In addition, the app will significantly reduce the amount of time parents spend managing a child’s chores, allowance, homework, and behavioral expectations.

**Creating Character “in-Tweens” is a 21st century CHORE CHART and BEHAVIOR CHART specifically designed for children AGES 10-14.

 

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Being a parent is one of the most important and challenging roles we will play in our lives.

Parents want their children to grow up to be happy, productive, moral and self responsible

 

citizens. Children want their parents to be more clear and consistent with their direction and expectations. The Creating Character “in Tweens” app will help both children and parents.

Experts widely agree that creating a strong, healthy character in your child starts with three parental responsibilities:
1. Setting High Expectations of your children that reflect your positive value system
2. Setting Clear Rules for your children’s behavior
3. Setting Clear Rewards and Consequences for your children
4. Creating Character “in Tweens” is the tool that simplifies, memorializes and executes these responsibilities.

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►Key Benefits of Creating Character “in Tweens”
There are several key benefits to the Creating Character “in Tweens” app.

1. The app will MOTIVATE KIDS to be more responsible, respectful and pleasant.

2. The app will help children improve every aspect of themselves including their MIND, BODY and SPIRIT.

3. The app will help kids develop the habit of doing good which in turn will help them discover a healthy SELF CONFIDENCE and SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT.

4. The app will help parents appropriately REWARD or provide natural CONSEQUENCES to children for either meeting or not meeting their weekly goals.

5. The app will help the child understand the importance of their RELATIONSHIPS with family, friends, neighbors and others.

6. The app will help the child understand the important of and how to respect their COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENT

7. The app will FREE UP PARENTS from all the TIME spent arguing and micromanaging kids regarding chores, homework, sibling rivalries and other common childhood problems.

Simple to Use
Creating Character “in Tweens” while very simple, has a database of hundreds of goal, reward and consequence ideas so all the parent has to do is:
1) Enter information about each user
2) Have the child start using the app with the default goals, rewards and consequences (or customize and create your own).

Synching and Storage
•The app includes FREE online backup and storage
•The app includes FREE synching across multiple devices

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME APP – APP MAY GO BACK TO REGULAR PRICE AT ANYTIME!!!!

DON’T HESITATE -DOWNLOAD TODAY – MAY NOT BE FREE TOMORROW!!!

TO DOWNLOAD APP CLICK ON THIS LINK: CREATING CHARACTER IN TWEENS