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Updates for the week of May 10th!
  • Exploring the Bonds Between Mothers and Non-speaking Autistic Children
  • Printable: A Women in STEM Word Search!
  • New! Family Science Fridays on Instagram!
  • More Science: Make a Paper Coral! Grow a Crystal!
  • All Our Live Programming in a Single Graphic!
  • Easy Links to Playlists and our Social Media Platforms
  • Stories, Songs, Activities: YouTube links from last week!
  • Content Coming This Week!
  • Save the Date: our Annual General Meeting is May 29th at 10 am on Zoom!
  • In Case You Missed It: Get the Ontario Covid-19 Child Benefit! and EECC Board Member Recruitment!
Exploring the Bonds Between Mothers and
Non-speaking Autistic Children
white child with long hair sits sideways at a desk while their parent bends and presses their forehead to the child's forehead
Allison Arteaga Soergel: "...mothers became more attuned to other ways of connecting, like shared experiences, physical proximity, rituals, and providing special care to meet their children’s needs.

Mothers' belief that their children have a desire to connect with them can even lead them to interpret their children’s behaviors in ways that support relationship building. While mothers in the study ascribed personal meaning to behaviors that had a positive impact on the relationship, they often reframed challenging behaviors as attributable to factors outside of the relationship, like difficulty with impulse control and self-regulation, anxiety, pain, or overstimulation.

“One important message from our research is that our ability to feel connected to someone depends on our interpretation of their behavior, rather than the behavior itself,” said the study’s lead author, Vikram Jaswal. [read the article]
Women in STEM Word Search Printable: Includes a Fact Sheet about 20 Women in STEM!
Jane Goodall (1934- ) British primatologist. She is best known for setting the standard for animal behaviour research through her decades-long work with chimpanzees in Tanzania and her global conservation work to protect wildlife.

Donna Strickland (1959- ) Canadian optical physicist. In 2018, she and her PhD supervisor were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for developing chirped pulse amplification—ultrashort, high-intensity laser pulses, which have many applications, including in eye surgery.

Mae Jemison (1956- ) American doctor, engineer and NASA astronaut. In 1992, she became the first Black woman to travel in space, where she conducted medical research while orbiting the Earth 127 times over eight days aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Tu Youyou (1930- ) Phytochemist. She was the first Chinese woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize (Medicine), in 2015, for her novel bridging of Traditional Chinese Medicine and western science to develop artemisinin-based drugs to treat malaria.
Marie Maynard Daly (1921-2003) First Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry, in 1947. Her studies on the biochemistry of cholesterol, sugars and proteins led to new understanding of how food and diets affect the heart and circulatory system.

Bertha Parker (1907-1978) Self-taught Seneca Nation archaeologist. Her discovery in 1930 of stone tools alongside a skull of the extinct giant ground sloth was evidence that humans were in North America for at least 10,000 years. And 14 more women in STEM!
New! Family Science Fridays!
Join Lisa on Fridays on Instagram for our eight week Family Science series!
Let's learn new terms like: Prediction; Experiment; and Results. Let's TEST out our predictions through Experimentation that YOU can do at HOME!

Last week, we explored the physics of sinking and floating, talking about theory and Density! Whoa, and all on a Friday afternoon!

This Friday, at 11: The Colour Wheel!!
Check out these other cool science activities: Make a paper coral from coffee filters and grow a crystal! Click on the photos to link to instructions!
Check out Science at Home at the Ontario Science Centre!
Science! Yoga! Music! Puppets! Art! Bedtime!
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Easy Links to ALL our Recorded Content!
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Join us for Bedtime Live on Instagram every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 pm, or catch it later on YouTube!
Art with Lisa: Zoom, Zoom, We're Going to the Moon!
Art with Lisa: Shapes!
Explore Shapes through a craft activity with Rashida!
Explore shapes through yoga with Gecy!
Sing Songs with Bailie!
Clio reads Dragons Love Tacos 2 (The Sequel) by Adam Rubin
Anna reads Thesaurus Has a Secret by Anya Glazer!
Rashida reads Pride Colours and Wild One!
Anna reads When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes!
Rashida reads Is Bear Here by Jonathan Bentley!
Rashida reads Kindergarten, Here I Come by David Steinberg!
Anna reads Under My Tree by Muriel Tallandier!
Make a Bird with Anna!
In Bengali, Rashida tells the story of Alice in Wonderland!
Construction Live with Lisa!
The Wheels on the Garbage Truck: Singing and Reading with Lisa!
Coming Up This Week!
  • Little You by Richard Van Camp
  • To the Sea by Cale Atkinson
  • At My House What Makes a Family is Love by Dee Dee Walter-Goodspeed
  • Hassan and Aneesa Celebrate Eid by Yasmeen Rahim
  • One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count With Me by John Micklos Jr. & Clive McFarland
  • The Bear, the Piano and the Dog by David Litchfield
  • Seb and the Sun by Jami Gigot
  • A Color of His Own by Leo Leonni
Songs & Activities:
  • 3D Paper Watermelon!
  • Around Our World: France!
  • More Bedtime Stories with Clio!
  • The Colour Wheel: Family Science with Lisa!
  • All About Rain!
Get the Ontario Covid-19 Child Benefit!
The Ontario COVID-19covid 19 Child Benefit provides financial support to families with young learners to help with additional costs during the COVID-19covid 19 pandemic.
Starting on April 26, we will begin issuing payments of:
  • $400 for each child or youth up to Grade 12
  • $500 for each child or youth up to age 21 with support/access needs
If you received a payment through the Support for Learners program, you do not need to apply for this additional payment.
If you missed applying for the Support for Learners program, you will have the opportunity to apply. Applications will open from May 3, 2021 to May 17, 2021.
We're Recruiting Board Members!
East End Children's Centre's (EECC) Board of Directors is the official operator of EECC, and makes key decisions on programming, planning, operations, governance, fundraising and finances, among other topics. EECC stays community driven because local parents, grandparents, caregivers and other key community members volunteer to serve.

Learn more about our board recruitment and email us at eecc@rogers.com to ask questions or apply!
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