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Tropical 'Rainforest' Ice Cream
March 23, 2012 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Happy spring! This week is "R" week at our school, and one of the themes the children are learning about is the rainforest. Tropical Ice Cream is a fabulously delicious recipe that the occupational therapist at our school created. The dish turned out Read More...
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New Years Eve Pizza
December 30, 2011 7:52 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Schools are closed this week and little ones are home for the holidays! Today's post includes some new ideas to keep them occupied as well as some flashbacks to posts from the past! If you're staying in for New Years Eve this year with your little ones, Read More...
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Classroom Recipe for Hanukkah!
December 9, 2011 9:16 AM by Kelly Wolfgang
At the preschool where I work, we teach about the three holidays of Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas during the month of December. As you may or may not know, each holiday has various foods that are an important part of the core celebration, just as turkey Read More...
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Getting Ready for Turkey Day!
November 18, 2011 8:29 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today I have two fun activities that can be easily incorporated into your Thanksgiving curriculum sessions! OUR THANKSGIVING TABLE First is a language-based lesson that talks all about "What We Eat On Thanksgiving Day!" Using boardmaker pictures, I put Read More...
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An Old Fall Favorite
November 11, 2011 10:05 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Here is a timeless fall treat that is both half healthy (made with apples!) and is easy to make in a classroom therapy setting! Enjoy! Ingredients: Apples 1 14 oz bag of caramels 1 tablespoon of water Spray butter for greasing Foods for dipping (e.g., Read More...
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Recipe: Tasty Thanksgiving Cut-Outs!
November 4, 2011 8:51 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Before writing today's recipe post, I decided to take a quick glance back at my November blog entries from the past three years. In doing so I realized that I have not written many recipes for turkey time! This year at our preschool, we are preparing Read More...
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Recipe: Pumpkin Fritters
October 28, 2011 8:17 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Halloween is almost here! Have you been busy making all things pumpkin? Well here is a yummy recipe that can serve as the perfect use for left-over pumpkin puree and can be easily made in a classroom lesson setting! Ingredients 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 egg, Read More...
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Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Play-Doh
October 25, 2011 8:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Earlier this past week, one of the teachers I work with, Jamie Zarmanian, shared with our preschool classes this fabulous recipe for pumpkin spice Play-Doh. The entire classroom smelled like cinnamon cookies! The texture was perfect - soft, but not sticky Read More...
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Recipe: Mini Rotelle
October 21, 2011 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This is the last week of my Piccolini Perfecto Pasta creations. Please take a look at my previous two recipe posts for ideas on how to create a delicious rainbow of flavors and nutrients using Barilla's Piccolini vegetable pastas. The third and final Read More...
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Recipe: Easy Veggie Pasta
October 14, 2011 8:04 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I introduced my latest pasta passion--Barilla's Minature Piccolini veggie pastas ! I also shared one of my own creations using the Mini Pipe Pasta. This week, I have a new recipe using different vegetables and a different sauce. These pasta Read More...
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Recipe: Piccolini Perfecto!
October 7, 2011 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week I would like to share my most recent love affair with food for little ones: Barilla's Piccolini Pasta with Veggies! Each box of pasta "contains 25 percent pureed fresh in-season vegetables." There are three different types that Barilla currently Read More...
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Birth to 3: Two Stories of Success!
October 4, 2011 8:22 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
If you have been reading this blog since its inception three years ago (the first post was published October 1, 2008 ) then you will know that when I began writing my weekly posts, I was working in a home-based birth to 3 program. It was that experience Read More...
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Homemade Apple Art and Apple Juice!
September 30, 2011 7:40 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week as part of our speech-language lessons, we are continuing the theme of apples along with the story of Johnny Appleseed . The story has really been a hit with the children! It is only six pages long, but in each segment there is a new action. Read More...
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Good Eater Secrets, Part 3
September 27, 2011 8:37 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week I am sharing the yummy food secrets of a wonderfully creative woman, wife and mom who I met through a mutual close friend several years ago. Rebecca has two little girls, ages 2 and 4, and loves to cook for and with her family. See below to Read More...
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Johnny Appleseed and Apple Prints
September 23, 2011 7:59 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week instead of a recipe, I would like to share a fun lesson that expands on the apple theme from last week's recipe post . This is a lesson I created and implemented with my occupational therapist colleague and is an imaginative mix of communication Read More...
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    Stephanie Bruno Dowling, M.S. CCC-SLP
    Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Setting: Early Intervention in Delaware County, PA
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