Well with one fair over, another one is on the way. Huzzah! King Richard’s Faire opens on the last weekend of August celebrating the 33rd season! Last year we told you about all the exciting events taking place at the Faire and how we would be judging the Prince & Princess Contest! And this year does not disappoint, as they once again have a very healthy schedule of events and entertainment that is sure to once again delight the masses! So dig out your favorite costume and get ready to escape your reality!
Every Saturday afternoon, the King’s stage offers special themed contests and events to add variety to each week’s entertainment lineup:
· Sat Aug 30: Carver Day (free for residents of Carver)
· Sun Aug 31: Military Appreciation Day
· Mon Sept 1: Open for Labor Day
· Sat Sept 6: Cleavage Contest
· Sat Sept 13: Vow Renewal Ceremony
· Sat Sept 20: Prince & Princess Costume Contest (ages 11 and younger)
· Sat Sept 27: Game of Thrones Ascent Costume & Trivia Contest
· Sat Oct 4: Royal Ink Tattoo Contest
· Sat Oct 5: Men in Kilts/Ladies in Bloomers Contest
· Sat Oct 11: Children’s Fairies & Pirates Costume Contest
· Mon Oct 13: Open for Columbus Day
· Sat Oct 18: Adult Costume/Cosplay Costume Contest
· Sat Oct 19: Last Day of King Richard’s Faire
King Richard’s Faire is a lot of fun and helps the whole family get in to a creative state. The imagination can run wild and the possibilities are endless. Last year, Cape Cod Mom, Meghan shared her entertaining Time Travelling at the Faire experience with us and how the whole family got into the experience. Guests can watch the King’s daring knights joust on horseback, listen to talented musicians, and enjoy a full day of live, interactive entrainment for all ages.
The Faire is open 10:30am to 6pm for 8 consecutive weekends thru October 19 including Labor Day and Columbus Day. Tickets are $29 for adults (12+); $16 for children ages 4-11 and can be purchased on site or in advance online at King Richard’s Faire. Children under 4 are free and parking is also free. Visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and on Pinterest!
To celebrate the their 33rd year, we are giving away 4 adult tickets ($29/each) to one of our lucky moms for Opening Weekend! Enter below using our handy form! Winner will be announced on Friday August 15, 2014! Don't forget to share this with your friends and stay tuned, we just might give away another 4 pack!
By: Suzanne Golden, M.S., CCC-SLP
This week we met some friends at the Children’s Museum in Easton. It was a bit of a drive for us from Plymouth, but well worth it for a few hours of fun!
The Children’s Museum in Easton is housed in an old firehouse, which means the inside and outside have some pretty cool features! Inside the museum there are three floors full of kid-friendly activities, including a Fire Pole the kids can climb up! Outside there is a fenced in picnic area with sculptures and other interesting things to explore. One of my favorite things about this museum is that most of their activities really promote being creative, exploring and using language!
Here are some ways exploring at the children’s museum helps to promote language development:
· Spend some time in the various pretend play areas: rocket ship, train, stage with dress up clothes, kitchen area, fire truck, dinosaur room, doctors office. These pretend play situations can open your child up to a variety of vocabulary that may be new to him/her. Model language for your child and then allow him/her to take the lead and you can expand on whatever language/pretend play scripts he/she creates!
· Check out the rolling ball mazes. These mazes allow the child to drop a ball at the top and watch it make its way to the bottom. The ball maze on the bottom floor has pieces that can be moved so your child can explore different pathways. This activity opens the door for a variety of language about location, size and problem solving.
· Make new friends! A museum full of other children and parents is a great place to make new friends. Encourage your child’s social/pragmatic language skills by encouraging him/her to introduce him/herself to a new friend and engage in play with him/her.
If the Children’s Museum in Easton is too far of a drive, check out the Cape Cod
Children’s Museum, located in Mashpee. Although we didn’t go to the Cape Cod Children’s Museum this time, we have been there before and love exploring all of the various areas it has to offer!
I hope you take advantage of one of these great Children’s Museum and enjoy the rest of your summer, while also building speech/language skills!
For more information about the Children’s Museum in Easton, visit:
For more information about the Cape Cod Children’s Museum, visit: http://capecodchildrensmuseum.org/
To schedule a screening or assessment please contact Golden Speech Therapy today. www.goldenspeechtherapy.com
There are so many AMAZING Moms in our community that between their busy schedules they seem to find time to volunteer and give back. Cape Cod Mommies wants to shine the spotlight on them to recognize their hard work and the causes they support! We are currently in search of these amazing Momunteers! If you know of a Mom that you would like us to consider highlighting, we want to hear from you! Please fill out the form below to submit a well deserving Mom for recognition!
By: Gary M. DellaPosta, CPA
Here is a summary of the possible sources of financial aid. The types of aid and tax implications change frequently, so consult your financial advisor for specifics when you're approaching the time to seek financial aid.
Grants, the best type of financial aid because they do not have to be paid back, are amounts awarded by governments, schools, and other organizations. Some grants are need-based and others are not.
Loans may be need-based, and others are not. Here is a summary of loans:
To make a thorough investigation, you should fill out the financial aid application, which you can obtain from the school's financial aid office. You will have to provide tax returns. The amount you are determined to be eligible for depends on your income, the size of your family, the number of family members currently attending college, and your assets.
Gary DellaPosta is a CPA and founder of the firm: Gary M DellaPosta, CPA's & Business Advisors. A graduate of Bryant
Have you heard about Beauty Express Salon and Spa in Hyannis? Beauty Express Salon and Spa is the newest Cape Cod beauty destination. The salon was founded by owner, Kharmel D'agulham, a talented, skillful stylist with a unique sense of style who has the best training and experience and who gives attention to fashion and new hair trends. They specialize in hair color, offer expert hair coloring services and use the best products for your hair and is one of Cape Cod's best kept secrets.
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One lucky Cape Cod Mom will win a Hair Makeover valued at $190 with owner Kharmel D'agulham because we know Moms deserve to be pampered!
By: Suzanne Golden, M.S., CCC-SLP
On both rainy days and sunny days, one of our favorite places to visit is the library! We are fortunate to have two libraries here in Plymouth that both offer a variety of programs for children to take advantage of. We frequent story time at the main library, which often also includes songs, games and crafts. In addition to story time, our library boasts a play area and computers with educational programming. All of these activities add up to an awesome, fun-filled few hours at the library!
Here are some ways you can foster speech/language skills through a trip to the library with your child.
· Pick a theme (maybe something you already did this summer or something your child is looking forward to doing) and find books about it – for example, if you are going on a whale watch with your child, look for books about whales and other ocean-life
· Build some background knowledge by finding out what your child already knows about the topic and then expand on this through reading together to gather more information.
· Read some books together at the library and take some others home with you to enjoy later
· Help your child learn about how the books are organized and have him/her help you find certain books you are looking for (“This book is going to be in the ‘J’ section, can you look for the letter J?”)
· Build your child’s literacy skills by talking about what an author and illustrator are and showing your child how to find the name of the author and illustrator in the books your read
· If your library has a play area, let your child explore and encourage him/her to build social skills by making new friends and interacting with other children in the play area
· If you have a question about where to find a book, have your child ask the librarian him/herself
I hope you and your child find some new books and have fun exploring all of the great things to offer at your local library!
Does your child receive speech therapy at school during the school year but not during the summer?
By: Jennifer L. Long, RN, NCN
The Endocrine, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, reproductive, integumentary, muscular & skeletal are the systems of your body. *Do you know whether or not the habits you are engaging in on a daily basis are supporting long-term health or disease to those systems? *Do you know those systems are dependent on your lifestyle choices & habits for survival & prevention of disease & quality of life? *Do you make choices to prevent disease, maintain & promote health? *Do you know how your choices affect each one of those body systems? *Did you know that an unstable blood sugar, elevated stress levels, lack of physical activity, lack of sleep, poor nutrition & dehydration contribute to disease? It is SO important that the person helping you with whatever your health goals are, losing weight, gaining weight, maintaining, lowering your A1C, hormone balance & improving the quality of your body systems, is fluent in how the body functions? Food, water, medications, disease & health conditions all effect each system & you can change outcomes without drastic measures, extreme dieting, unrealistic expectations. Someone with an understanding of health psychology and behavior change that can help you develop into the lifestyle you need for desired success. Change occurs 1% at a time, the decision to change is 100% yours...make the choice & let's CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Transformation begins with nutrition! #RNutrition
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“A handwritten thank you note sent through the postal service is like a priceless gift to the giver. Whether your child is just old enough to make marks with a crayon, or has just completed six college application packets, they can and should send one.”
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