In 2022, DSANV is offering three options for BINGO. The third Wednesday of each month
DSANV Book Club Summer Challenges and Activities run through the end of August. The 2022 Summer Reading Program includes six In Person classes taught by TLP teacher and speech language pathologist, Ashley Bryda.
Book Club – Summer Challenges – These challenges can be adapted to any reading level. For example, Pre- K Children, and non-readers of any age are invited to do these challenges. Parents can read to their children. The DSANV Book Club wants to encourage all individuals to develop a love of reading, writing and using your creativity with family, friends or caretakers. If you complete two challenges, you will earn a DSANV Book Club Goody Bag.
MAY – Go for a walk, and take pictures or draw pictures of three interesting things you see during your walk. You can take a walk in your neighborhood, a park, on the beach, in a city, anywhere!
Send your pictures or drawings to firstname.lastname@example.org, Submit your pictures by May 28 to be featured in the newsletter. Everyone who submits pictures by May 31 can be featured on DSANV social media and on the DSANV Book Club web page.
JUNE – Read a book or watch a movie where an insect is the main character, then draw or trace a picture of the main character. Examples of books and movies include:
The Hungry Caterpillar
James and the Giant Peach
Send your pictures to email@example.com by June 28 to be featured in the DSANV newsletter, Everyone who submits pictures by June 30 can be featured on DSANV social media and on the DSANV Book Club web page.
JULY – Take pictures of things that represent the letters that spell B E A C H.
For B, you can take a picture holding a ball, or a piece of bacon, or you could take a picture at the beach.
For E, you can take a picture holding an egg, or a picture with your sister Elizabeth, or a picture of you in an elevator.
For A, you can take a picture holding an avacado, or a picture with your Aunt
For C, you can take a picture with your CAT or a picture of you at Cape Cod
For H, you can take a picture of you wearing Hat, or a picture of you feeling Hot
You can be creative, anything goes, so have FUN!
Submit pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 28 to be featured in the newsletter, Everyone who submits pictures by July 31 can be featured on DSANV social media and on the DSANV Book Club web page.
AUGUST – Read a book or watch a movie about a water creature.
Sammy the Seal
The Rainbow Fish
Draw or trace a picture the main character.
Submit your pictures to email@example.com by August 28 to be featured in the newsletter, Everyone who submits pictures by August 31 can be featured on DSANV social media and on the DSANV Book Club web page.
May 2022 Challenge
Melissa went for a walk in her neighborhood and here’s what she ound.
Eric went to a Best Buddies event at the Perch
Elsie went to the the Cheseapeak Bay, and this is what she found.
MAY – Make a Book Collage
Using old magazines, pick out and/or cut out pictures, that represent the characters and events that happened in the story. Send a picture of your collage to firstname.lastname@example.org
June – Read a historical story or a biography. Dress up as a character from the book. Have somebody record you reading a paragraph, or somebody can read the paragraph for you. Or you can just submit a picture. Pictures and videos can be sent to email@example.com
July – Show how many places you can read a book.
August – Compare a book and movie with the same title. Write a list about how the characters or story differ between the two. Elsie made a Venn diagram about Ferdinand.
September – Go to the website AZLyrics and pick out lyrics to one of your favorite songs.
OCTOBER – Read about a Fall topic and create a bulleted list of what you learned.
Eugene Tossany, has a young child with Down syndrome and wrote The Down Syndrome Super Hero (volume 1 and 2). – Will be speaking to the Book Club on September 1 at 7:00 pm. The first seven people who sign up will receive a free copies of volume 1 and 2. Or you can order the book now here.
Click here to watch a video preview of the story.
DSANV recommends that everybody read the inspirational auto biography, More Alike Than Different. David is a long time DSANV member and serves as a Board Member. Follow this link to buy the book on Amazon. The National Down Syndrome Society, NDSS recommends that every member of Congress read David’s book.
Click here to watch a recording of an online webinar that David and his mother Kathleen conducted in July, 2020
Here is a recent interview with David on CBS News.
Sign up for an online conversation with David on September 22 at 7:00 pm
Jill Flynn recommendations:
“He has LOVED Gary Paulsen historical fiction books. These are so well written I often find myself reading ahead a chapter.” -Gary Steele
“I forgot to mention musicals and script reading, from Annie to Hamilton to Wicked. There are books, films, shows, audio books, online scripts, CDs, and more!!!!” – Tia Marsili
“My daughter Ellie is 16, We are expanding our movies and book combo into the super hero marvel universe and the star wars world as well. We are using the stage 1-3 readers.” – Dianne