Little Angel Fly!

Enjoying the journey along with our little angel.

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Our writing exercise

I knew how much you hated writing exercise that is why I’m so happy and proud that today you’re able to write the letters a bit clearly without frustrations.  It’s not neat and perfect,  a good start though for a 4-year-old struggling to write.  I’m glad that you got motivated after changing my approach. Worksheets I downloaded online and  bought in store didn’t work with you.  As soon as I doodled your requested animals then your participation took place.

Scissor cutting activity follows after  as he wanted to cut those animals I’ve doodled.

I do believe that struggling learners can be taught if we will not give-up in finding the solution to their unique learning style. Surely these type of kids would hate mainstream schools as most of the activities were meant for typical learners. Able learners but had given the wrong approach would think that they can’t but the truth is they REALLY CAN!

Illustration and Photography: © Darlene Sanguenza-Cano
writing exercise with doodle illustration


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No more boring cars!

Our little carpenter built a wooden bridge. He made it a bit inclined so his static cars can move. Innovative, right? Glad you came up to this idea so you wont have boring cars anymore. Creative thinking sparked somehow.

Photo by: Darlene Sanguenza-Cano


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Ambition shifted!

A year ago when this photo was taken, we thought that you want to be like us. But this year as we asked you, then you said that you want to be a farmer. Just today, you declare that you want to be a carpenter. Before you say it, I knew it already as lately I’ve observed you that you like to bring along the ruler and made some lines on the paper like planning something for your dog house project and pounding with a peg as your hammer. So cute, all I can say is “go chase your dream son”. inspirational quote

Play is one of the prerequisite of tomorrow’s success.
-Darlene Sanguenza-Cano

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Grateful Heart

Yesterday marks Mat’s 2nd year in Building Bridges Therapy Center, he started when he was 2.6 years old. Thank you so much BBTC family for the love, patience and guidance because of that he made remarkable improvements emotionally, socially and academically.

As a family we often celebrate it with thanksgiving to God and to those people who served as his angels, big thanks Maam Muffy Lucas for giving us a big “yes” when I asked two years ago if there might be a chance for him to communicate like typical kids and for accepting him in your program/therapy. Teacher Shai Evangelista for handling him starting May 16-31, 2013, teacher Cherry Odal from June 3, 2013 up to present and to all BBTC teachers, teacher Joann, teacher Hazel & teacher Jimberly Lagunda, their speech pathologist consultant.

As for now, he can express himself better, can crack a joke, read, tell short stories, recite poems, composed song/poem and starting to show empathy. Still we respect his uniqueness, being super energetic, his different learning style and preferences for we believe each of us are being wired differently according to God’s purpose. As he is the greatest artist and we are his greatest masterpiece, it’s science that labels individual’s uniqueness as disorder but to the eyes of God he calls it “Special”. God bless everyone! Super big thanks to my friend, Eting for sharing BBTC to us.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:11-13, NIV).

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Happy Mother’s day to all Mothers!

Mother's Day

Illustration by: Darlene Sanguenza-Cano

A beautiful quote by Sharon Jaynes. Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones who never give up, despite the struggles.

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Personalized Poem Illustrations for my Son

Here are my illustrations for the poems “THE OWL” & “MY LITTLE JELLYFISH”. Since my little boy loves reading poems,  I came to an idea of giving it a personal touch. It’s a beautiful thought when he reads the poems and feeling amazed with the illustrations I created for him. As an artist and his mother, I’m so proud that he has a deeper connection to my artworks.

I also accept commissioned illustration works, just send me an email at

Illustration Copyright by: Darlene Sanguenza-Cano

the owl poem with illustration

My Little Jelly Fish Poem