Did you know October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month? According to the United States Department of Labor, this is a national campaign to raise awareness about disability employment issues and to celebrate the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. Step2 has teamed up with Weaver ProPak, a product services division of Weaver Industries. Weaver Industries is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by providing vocational training and employment opportunities.
Weaver ProPak provides high-quality, professional assembly, packaging, kitting, labeling and fulfillment services. They recently opened their new warehouse and production facility in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Step2 is working with Weaver ProPak to produce our Shootin’ Hoops Junior Basketball Set.
Weaver Industries operates several business divisions to provide meaningful work opportunities to adults with disabilities, so they can learn new job skills that will allow them to work independently for businesses in their community. We look forward to a long and lasting partnership with this amazing organization.
Fall is such a beautiful time of year as the leaves change colors and begin to settle on the ground. During this colorful season, there are plenty of activities that you and your family can do to stay active and get creative! Here are some of our favorite ways to have fun with leaves:
- Gather the leaves: Your kiddos can start gathering all the leaves in the yard. They can collect them with a bag or a wagon and then can make a big pile to jump into! As your children stack the leaves, they are helping to clean the yard and develop their gross motor skills.
- Discover and investigate: Little adventurers can pick out different types of leaves and with your help, they can determine the name of the trees that the leaves belong to. org has an interactive step-by-step process to help families determine the type of leaves that are falling from the trees! Identifying different types of leaves is an excellent way to keep little minds active. Your kids can also make a fall craft project with their art desk or easel. They can paste the leaves onto a piece of paper and label them.
- Build a leafman: Fill white garbage bags up with leaves and you and your little ones can stack the bags on top of one another to create a leafman that resembles a snowman! This activity is a great way to clean up the leaves and celebrate other seasons.
Which activity will you and your family try this fall?
Little ones will learn to nurture and cherish their baby dolls with the Love & Care Deluxe Nursery.