Early Childhood and Special Needs Educator Joan Walsh Offers Summer Tutoring Services to the Falmouth Area
Joan Walsh, the founder of Cape Cod Children's Writers, is a former Early Childhood and Special Needs Educator with a total of twenty-five years of experience.
Joan is offering one-to-one tutoring services to children in the Falmouth area, from pre-school through grade 5 in all subject areas for September, 2014.
Joan will follow your child's classroom curriculum and provide the extra help needed for your child to master learning concepts being introduced by classroom teachers. She will offer additional help is written expression.
For further information, please email Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to view the Cape Cod Children's Writers website at:
The Cape Cod Children’s Writers (CCCW), a writing group of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) of New England, is offering a day-long workshop to perfect your first 10 pages of a novel, a picture book manuscript, or 3 poems.
The event is Saturday July 26, 2014. Space is limited to eight writers on a first registered basis. The cost is a non-refundable $75, which includes breakfast. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Falmouth United Methodist Church, 636 West Falmouth Highway, West Falmouth.
Send all manuscripts to Joan Walsh at email@example.com by Sunday, July 13, 2014. Interested applicants should apply to Joan Walsh for more details as needed.
Cape Cod Children’s Writers of Falmouth, led by Joan Walsh, presents parents and grandparents with three interactive picture books, Cape Cod Memory Makers Explore the Town of Falmouth, Cape Cod Memory Makers Explore the Town of Sandwich, and Cape Cod Memory Makers Explore the Town of Chatham, by Joan Walsh and Anne Sessions Barber.
Each book in the series takes children, who love to explore, write, draw, and scrapbook, to special places unique to Falmouth, Sandwich, and Chatham. Writing and scrapbooking space is provided within each book. Twins, Amy and Josh take turns sharing their adventures at every location, and they invite children to become official Memory Makers. All illustrations are original water color paintings.
Books one may be purchased at Eight Cousins Books in Falmouth, book two at Titcomb's Bookshop in Sandwich, and book three in the series may be purchased at Where the Sidewalk Ends. Each of the stores are happy to send copies if you are unable to shop in person.
Our goal is to promote the arts on Cape Cod, family travel, and towns that feature unique, independent book stores. Please peek at our Cape Cod Children’s Writers website athttp://www.capecodchildrenswriters.com
By: Joan Walsh
A child’s love of reading begins with parents exposing them to books before they go to sleep; it begins in family room where the television is off; it begins in the kitchen with simple recipes; it begins outside with a copies of much loved children’s books, and it begins with caretakers, parents and grandparents taking time out to be present, truly present, and read with a child. There is nothing I love better than the sound of an adult’s voice reading with expression to a child. Make your home a house full of words.
February is a month when love is celebrated, so make a point of giving your precious time to a child. The cost can be zero dollars, and the benefits can be infinite.
By: Joan Walsh
Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington named Kate DiCamillo, Newbery Medal Award-winner and honoree, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, 2014 and 2015.
Kate DiCamillo, an outstanding advocate for the importance of reading, is the author of "Because of Winn-Dixie" (a Newbery Honor book), "A Tiger Rising" (a National Book Award finalist), "The Tale of Despereaux" (2003 Newbery Medal winner) and "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" (winner of the Boston Globe Horn Book Award), and "Flora & Ulysses.” During Kate’s tenure, she will appear throughout the country at events with young people, encouraging them to make reading a central part of their lives.
By: Joan Walsh
As a writer for, and former educator of children, I have noticed today’s young children need a quiet story more than ever. Their fast paced, high tech, auditory, and visual lives seem to increase a child’s inability to focus and comprehend important messages in the department of life skills. Parents and teachers speak of children appearing more overactive, more frustrated, and needier of an anger management program. Why? Lack of inner peace, security, and comfort. We adults can help by lowering our voices, lowering the volume of technical equipment, and limiting time spent watching flash videos and TV shows. Try taking extra time to organizing your child’s day in a calm manner, and avoid over scheduling your child. Add time for oral and silent reading of quiet stories that allow for discussion about people relating to people.
By: Joan Walsh
The season of love, friendship, and family is dawning. Parents of young children have every opportunity to receive as much as give to their children in a calm, gentle, and loving manner once all electronic devices have been put to bed. Embrace the world of author, Nancy Tillman, and experience the power of the following picture books.
1. I’d Know You Anywhere, MY LOVE
2. On the Night You Were Born
3. The Crown on Your Head
4. It’s Time to Sleep My Love
5. Wherever You Are my love will find you
6. The Spirit of Christmas
Shop local and feel its simplicity.
By: Joan Walsh
In the world of 2013 plus, our children face more temptation not to study, and or not to focus on school. There is an electronic device with tempting social media at their fingertips every minute of the day. What can parents do to set an example from first thru twelfth grade?
For a period of time each day, parents, and or child care providers can:
1. Gather any and all electronic devices, and tuck them away (if they are not required)during
2. Have children and adults turn off all TV sets in the house.
3. Have children do their homework at a table in a central location of the home or room, away from their bedrooms. Studying, and or reading on a bed (other than reading for pleasure) can lead to daydreaming and falling asleep.
4. Establish these rules in first grade, so the behavior becomes routine. Establish a time for homework that is consistent, after a thirty minute break, daily.
5. Offer to go over the homework directions with our child orally. Do the first one or two exercises with your child. Then allow your child to complete the next ten examples alone. Place a small checkmark on any of the ten you child makes a mistake on, and have your child self-correct without your help. If you are unable to help your child with homework, arrange for your child to work with an adult who is willing and able to follow through without showing anger and frustration.
6. Remind your child that learning comes with its share of failure and confusion, and this is normal when exploring new topics. Learning takes practice and sacrifice on the part of each member of a family, but it is worth the investment.
By: Joan Walsh
One free book from CAPE COD MEMORY MAKERS will be given to the first two adults who take a child, who old enough to travel and record, in their own words, their travel experience to at least 5 locations mentioned by Josh and Amy in either the Sandwich or Falmouth memory book.
CAPE COD MEMORY MAKERS Explore the Town of Sandwich by Joan Walsh (sold at Titcombs in Sandwich) and CAPE COD MEMORY MAKERS Explore the Town of Falmouth by Joan Walsh (sold at Eight Cousins in Falmouth) encourages children to travel, draw, and write within the pages of each book.
This offer is intended for a parent who has more than one child in mind.
1.) First, you purchase one book and take one child to visit at least 5 of the locations mentioned in the book.
2.) Second, you share a picture in one of the following venues:
1.) on the Cape Cod Mommies Facebook Page,
2.) post on your Instagram and tag @CapeCodMommies
3.) Email us your photos at firstname.lastname@example.org
of 5 drawings and 5 diary entries recorded by one child of places he or she was excited about traveling to (Spelling doesn't count).
After five sharing of drawings and diary entries, you will receive a free copy of the book for a second child you choose to travel with. One-to-one time with each child builds a special bond.
HAPPY MEMORY MAKING!
By: Joan Walsh
Stocking a child’s book shelf is so much fun. I will choose some of my favorite books that dwell on the love connection. These books make for perfect shower gifts in place of money spent on greeting cards.
Mama, Do You Love Me
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
On the Day You Were Born
Guess How Much I Love You
Love You Forever
Run Away Bunny
The love connection with your child lasts a lifetime.
Cape Cod Moms