Young People Enjoy a Fantastic Pantomime At the Kenton Theatre
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Date for the Diary: 17 January – IT Workshop
A group of young people from the Centre had a fantastic time at the Kenton theatre in Henley on 27th December for their pantomime production of Cinderella. The tickets were kindly donated by “a Backpacking Granny”, to whom we are most thankful. It was excellent! Front row tickets, free drinks and ice creams, the youngsters got to spend time with Buttons, and then, completely unexpectedly, we had the added pleasure of the performers coming out to see us after the show. The young people loved it – they remained captivated all the way through. Many thanks to the Kenton Theatre staff, who were very accommodating and treated us so well. What a wonderful treat!
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The New Year is here and school term has restarted. Families are all trying to revert back to normal routines after what can be for some, two weeks of unstructured excitement, lie ins, late nights and sugar rushes! The opportunity to just “be” at home, with friends and family can be a wonderful time. Getting back to normality can either be difficult, or actually much welcome if you have a child who likes the predictability of a set routine.
Children like to know what is going on, and structure and routine can be reassuring for many. Use timetables and calendars to help a child to understand what is happening to them in the immediate future. Conversation, PECS symbols, a hand-drawn timetable or for those technically-minded families, a communication app on the Ipad (such as Proloquo2go) can all help a child to understand what is going on.
Chiltern Centre are hosting an IT information session on 17th January, 10am-1pm. A charity called AIDIS that help disabled/elderly people access technology are coming to talk and answer questions and give us an idea of what is out there. It would be great to see lots of families/fellow professionals make use of this free session. Please contact us for further details or to put your name down.