Please join us in welcoming New Cape Cod Mom Advisor: Melinda Lancaster! We look forward to her blogs and her expertise! Comment below on topics you would like to see her discuss in the future! Welcome Melinda-great to have you!
By: Melinda Lancaster
Good day all! My name is Melinda Lancaster and I’m new to the Cape Cod Mommies blog, so let me introduce myself. I am a US Navy veteran, a member of the Cape Cod Children’s Writers Group, published author of “Tyler and the Spider” and “Grandma, Tell Me If You Can,” and a poet, with a piece of poetry hanging in the Hyannis JFK Museum. But mostly, I’m a mom to three amazing children (my daughter, Katelin has Rett Syndrome), two step children, and a grandma of four.
Reading and writing has always been a passion, even more so since I became an author. The wonder of the written word can never be overestimated, it teaches, encourages you to dare, explore, dream and opens up new worlds, connecting the reader to ideas, cultures, and amazing, wonderful places. But, I have learned that beyond that, or rather the crux of it all, is communication.
As a parent of a special needs child, I have been given a challenge-how to help my child, who cannot speak, communicate. So as I venture into this world of blogging, I hope that I can give other moms of special needs
children, or children just beginning to read, some tips they may find helpful on the amazing journey of learning to read, as well as review apps that I have found helpful (or not), the difficulties and successes of Katelin’s progress and some fun ways for hands on learning and some of Katelin’s favorite books.
I am available for readings of my book, “Tyler and the Spider”, which was inspired by my daughter as a way to address differences in general, for classrooms and daycares- it comes with a fun craft, easily adapted to any child.
I am looking forward to this new adventure!
Melinda Lancaster is a children's author and a poet. Her books ("Tyler and the Spider" and "Grandma, Tell me If You Can) are published through Wiggles Press and her poem "Echoes" hangs in the Hyannis JFK Museum. After studying
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