Category: Children

HAPPY HALLOWEEN RULES!

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Enjoy your Halloween. But here’s a reminder of having a safe Halloween, too.

Plan Your Route & Stick to It – 

A few days before Halloween, sit down with your kids and help them map out the route for trick-or-treating. Choose an area that:

  • Is safe
  • Has sidewalks
  • Is a self-contained neighborhood
  • Is well-lit
  • Is highly populated, and
  • Is familiar to them

Let them know, too, that you’ll be expecting them to stay in the area where they said they’d be.

Trick-or-Treat in a Group – 

There’s safety in numbers, so make sure that your kids trick-or-treat as a group—and to stick together throughout the evening. If you’re not entirely comfortable with the thought of your kids trick-or-treating without an adult, make plans to stay nearby (on the sidewalk or in your car). In addition, talk with your kids ahead of time about what to do if one of their friends wants to head home early or break off and trick-or-treat alone or with another group.

Head Out –– and Back Home –– Early – 

In most towns, trick-or-treating begins before dark and ends by 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. Let your kids know when you expect them to be home, and use your cell phones to check in with one another periodically. (Remind them to charge their phones ahead of time and keep the ringers on while they’re trick-or-treating, too.)

Use Common Sense – 

  • Never to enter the home of someone they don’t know—even when they’re with a friend.
  • Not to take rides from anyone without your permission.
  • What to do if they’re approached by someone in a car or by a group of older kids looking to stir up trouble.
  • No to eat their loot until after they get home and you have a chance to inspect it. (This is a tough one, but it’s still the safest route.)

Stay Calm in an Emergency – 

It’s easy to get spooked on Halloween. So talk with your kids ahead of time about what could go wrong, and make sure they know what to do during an emergency.

Jenny

 

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JUNIOR RABBIT IN ON THE MOVE!

Hi Guys,

Easter bunny lookingBoy, oh boy! It has been a while since I was able to talk to you guys. But I want you to know that I’ve had a time, keeping up with my friend Junior Rabbit.  He’s on the go right now. I have to find out where he is because he’s been traveling. You’ll find out, too, in a couple of months where his first adventure will be. 

 

 

Now remember guys, it’s Summer and there’s so much fun to be had. You’ll be visiting friends in different states, going to the park and amusements parks, having barbeques, swimming, bike riding, scooter riding and so much more.

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Just don’t forget that while you’re having all of that fun, there’s a world of fun to be had at the Library. At the Library you can get a book about origami and how to make figures, you can even become the hero in a far away country. You can help others who don’t have what you have. You know that your little brothers and sisters and you little cousins and nieces and nephews will love to have you read Junior Rabbit to them and even Loony the Loon to them. baby reading a bookThey will laugh at the funny sounds you make while they imagine the story you are reading to them. So, let’s be sure that reading a book a day is on our list of fun things to do this Summer.

 

Talk to you later! I’m on my way to a family reunion!

Jenny

SPECIAL FRIENDS ARE THE BEST!

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Hello Guys,

I love this picture because it shows a little kid, laughing and very happy. She’s excited about her life, even though she is in a wheelchair. That’s great isn’t it. Just like you and me she likes reading, video games, her own cell phone, ice cream, the movies, sports and more. I am sure she likes to have a couple of really good friends to sit at lunch with her in the lunch room and call her and just to have fun with. 

In fact we all like those things. So, the next time while you’re in school or at the mall or outside playing or even at the community swimming pool and you see a special child, whether in a wheel chair or walking with braces on his or her legs or maybe even unable to communicate regular, like we know it, think to yourself: “Hey, there’s someone who might be a really good friend to me and I can be a really good friend to him or her.” 

Let me tell you, special friends are the best.  Talk to you later.

Jenny

IT’S BOOK SIGNING TIME!

I will be doing a book signing for my book Junior Rabbit Learns About Christmas, which is out right now. You can purchase it on Amazon.com.

I am so excited! So, if you are local, I would love to see you there. I would make sure you get a personal autographed copy of the book, when you purchase it. We could even take pictures together.  

Here’s the information about my book signings.  Oh yes, before I forget, make sure you are reading every day between 15 and 20 minutes. Remember, too, that reading opens up the world to you.  Gotta go guys!

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  • Wednesday December 14, 2016, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 30003 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores, MI 48082. I’ll be there at 11:30 a.m. EST.

 

  • Wilder Library, 7140 E. Seven Mile Road, Detroit, MI 48234. I’ll be there beginning at 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Jenny

RAISING AN AUTISTIC CHILD

Hello guys,

Remember a few blog posts back when I said that I wanted you to do good in school and befriend a special needs classmate or student at your schools? Well, if you are able with Mom and or Dad to join me tonight at 8:00 p.m. you’ll hear me interview a very special couple who I know personally. They are Semaj and Shatara Coleman, my son and daughter-in-law as they discuss raising an autistic child.  So, I sure hope that you can all join me tonight on the show. Feel free to call in and comment, too.  

Whatever you do, please befriend a special needs classmate or student at your school. They are the best friends you can have and they will love being your friend, too.

Here’s the link to tonight’s show:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pjcmedia/2016/11/12/lets-talk-about-it-with-jenny-white-raising-an-autistic-child

 

Jenny

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DON’T STOP NOW!

Reading does indeed open up the world to you. So don’t stop reading now. If you go to the library to read, take time and read in your bedroom, or in the living room in the big chair, keep on reading. Don’t stop reading now, keep it up.  Look at some of my friends reading and participating in school. They know the importance of reading. 

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Jenny

I’M GOING LIVE YA’LL

Guys, 

It’s been a couple of years since we’ve been having fun on this blog, talking about everything from reading opens up the world, to special needs kids and good study habits. It is my passion always to make everyone realize that kids are kids no matter what. I think I told you that I am a retired special education teacher. And I want you to know that I am now going to have an internet radio program beginning in November. I hope you guys and your parents get a chance to listen in from time to time. I mean you can even call in and ask questions of my guests and me and you all can also make comments. I want to hear from all of you, I really do.

“Say hello 2 the next radio host on WPJC 104.5 streaming live on the internet in November.” 

Guess what else? My new book is coming out in November, 2016 it’s about Junior Rabbit and it’s entitled Junior Rabbit Learns About Christmas.  You can get it in November on Amazon.com.

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