DADS, I am alternating the meeting days between Thursdays and Tuesdays, because some dads indicated
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 email@example.com, Submit your pictures by May 1 to be featured in the newsletter. Everyone who submits pictures by May 1 can be featured on DSANV social media and on the DSANV Book Club web page.
JUNE – Take a picture of yourself reading a book in your favorite Summer place to read a book. Examples include
On the beach
At the pool
Inside next to your pet
Under a tree
In a hammock
Send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1 to be featured in the DSANV newsletter, Everyone who submits pictures by June 1 can be featured on DSANV social media and on the DSANV Book Club web page.
JULY – Find items in your house for each letter in the word B E A C H.
For B, you can use a banana, a piece of bacon, or a bench
For E, you can use an envelope or an egg
For A, you can use an apron, or apple
For C, you can use a camera, a canvas bag, or a computer
For H, you can use a hat or hamper
You can be creative, anything goes, so have FUN!
Submit pictures to email@example.com by July 28 to be featured in the newsletter, Everyone who submits pictures by July 1 can be featured on DSANV social media and on the DSANV Book Club web page.
AUGUST – Write a list of everything you pack in your beach or pool bag
Examples include: Towel, Sunscreen, a Nerf Football, Goldfish crackers, goggles, a book
We’ll see if everyone brings the same things, does anyone bring something very unusual to the beach or pool?
Submit your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 28 to be featured in the newsletter, Everyone who submits pictures by August 1 can be featured on DSANV social media and on the DSANV Book Club web page.
Go on a walk and take a picture of three interesting things you saw.
Leo went for a walk in her neighborhood and here’s what he saw.
Christopher went for a walk in her neighborhood and here’s what he saw.
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
“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
Marcelo in the Real World – Francisco X. Stork
Something’s Brewing – Jilian Ober & Tom Fish
Lucky Dogs, Lost Hats and Dating Don’ts Hi-lo Stories about Real Life – Thomas Fish, Ph. D & Jilian Ober
New Love, Spilt Milk and Potbellied Pigs – Thomas Fish and Jilian Ober
TTAC Online: The Technical Assistance Center. A community sharing resources to educate students with disabilities. Summer Literacy Supports