Reading and the Brain

The reading brain can be likened to the real-time collaborative effort of a symphony orchestra – Thomas Oppong A little over five centuries ago, the Sumerians in the city of Uruk invented cuneiform, the first writing system. This was among the most important developments in human history—taking its place on the stage of progress [...]

Reading and the Brain2019-10-04T11:19:44+00:00

Reading – The Gateway to So Much

To learn to read is to light a fire. – Victor Hugo Perhaps my fondest memories as a child was riding my bicycle to the library on Saturday morning and perusing the shelves for books on my favorite topics: dinosaurs and magic. Decades later I still cherish that I had that opportunity and still remember [...]

Reading – The Gateway to So Much2019-09-26T13:26:31+00:00

Meeting the Challenges of the New School Year

Getting off to the best startLet us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.– Malala YousafzaiI think that schooling for young children—public or private or at home—is one of the most important social functions and teachers, including parents that teach, are one of the most important people. Not [...]

Meeting the Challenges of the New School Year2019-09-16T17:30:07+00:00

Giving Thanks

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie Thanksgiving has come and gone and now the winter holidays await us. The idea of Thanksgiving lingers. Giving thanks is one of the most important and personally enriching of emotions. How do we become and [...]

Giving Thanks2018-11-26T13:32:01+00:00

Dr. Stanley Greenspan

Learning first occurs as a part of emotional interactions – Dr. Stanley Greenspan (1941 - 2010) The late Dr Stanley Greenspan is best known for developing DIR/Floortime®, a treatment framework for individuals with autism and other developmental issues. While that, in itself, is monumental and transformative, it is only part of his great legacy. [...]

Dr. Stanley Greenspan2018-09-26T20:48:10+00:00

Meeting the Challenges of the New School Year

For me as a child summer break was a magic time. Each year as I departed from my last class sometime in late June I had this great sense of freedom and adventure: Before me was a never ending summer of no-school days. Inevitably, sometime in August I began to tire of the “endless [...]

Meeting the Challenges of the New School Year2018-08-08T00:54:16+00:00

There is Still Time for a Summer Intensive at Creative

For those of you who can't make the Foundations Summer Camp, there are still plenty of opportunities to help your child—or yourself—through a summer intensive. While we will customize any of the four programs described below, don't give up if none seem to fit. Give us a chance create a special custom program to [...]

There is Still Time for a Summer Intensive at Creative2018-06-14T19:52:13+00:00

Looking Forward to a Creative Summer

The team at Creative is pretty excited regarding our summer programs. We're also preparing well in advance anticipating the large enrollment for the Foundations for Learning Summer Camp as well as Summer Intensives in a number leading modalities including Interactive Metronome, Academics, Learning through Listening, and other custom programs. Foundations will definitely run June [...]

Looking Forward to a Creative Summer2018-05-03T16:27:13+00:00

Understanding Down Syndrome

I was first introduced to a child with Down Syndrome decades ago. She was the daughter of a neighbor as well as a friend of my daughter and our family. I wrote an earlier blog about the wonderful relationship that we had (Suzy's Story). Indeed, that relationship had a lot to do with motivating me [...]

Understanding Down Syndrome2018-04-05T15:08:26+00:00

The Importance of Early Intervention and Its Impact on Learning

The first five years of a child’s life are critical for brain and nervous system development. During this time, children learn and develop rapidly.Things as simple as daily experiences can dramatically impact a child’s learning when it comes to their cognitive, social, physical, adaptive and communication development.If you suspect your child has a developmental delay, [...]

The Importance of Early Intervention and Its Impact on Learning2018-04-03T22:51:51+00:00