FFD – Toylands! Exhibit at the Shaker Heights Historical Society

When I was studying to be a teacher in college, I based my personal teaching philosophy on a fabulous quote from Walt Disney – “I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.”  I have found that no matter how old we get, we always appreciate it when learning is both …

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FFD — Sensory-Friendly Performance of “Havana Hop” at PlayhouseSquare

Welcome back, everyone!  We hope that you had a wonderful holiday break! I believe it is critically important to engage our children in the arts.  Whether it is painting, dance, theater, or music, the arts are an essential part of life.  Autistic children, in particular, benefit from the arts because it encourages self-confidence and provides opportunities for sensory input and …

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FFD — Penitentiary Glen Reservation

If you looked outside now, you would not believe that Christmas is only nine days away.  By our office, it is in the mid 40’s with a light breeze.  Still, in true Ohio fashion, I feel like we are destined for more snow fairly soon.  During the winter, I think we truly rely on our animal instincts.  I don’t know …

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