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Category Archives: Featured

What is a superstition?

Teaching Cultural Diversity and hearing stories about different superstitions was an interesting topic. Stories were shared from various superstitions about money, journey, health, marriage, pregnancy, baby, children, Moon, Halloween, New Year, horoscope. Also old superstitions and beliefs about animals, black cats, plants, human relations…etc. Superstition is defined as an irrational belief that an object, action, Continue Reading

THOUGHTS ON CHILDREN’S FIVE SENSES!

Every child comes into the world programmed to perceive. Perception happens as a result of the intricate interchange between brain and the five senses. Although babies have been using their senses before birth, they come into the world entering a whole new era. The sights, smells, textures, sounds and tastes have now changed. No technology Continue Reading

Why is Play So Important For Child Development? THE BENEFITS OF PLAY Play allows children to use their creativity while it develops: • Their imagination, • Their dexterity, • Their physical, • Their cognitive and • Their emotional strength Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very Continue Reading

Laughter is Free

Laughter is free, legal, has no calories, no cholesterol, no preservatives, no artificial ingredients and is absolutely safe. (Dale Irvin) A chuckle a day may not keep the doctor away but it sure makes those times in life’s waiting room a little more bearable. (Anne Wilson Schaef) Laughter is the opposite of stress. Stress and Continue Reading

What is Value?

The value systems are our personal core ethical values. Children learn these values early in life. The parents, teachers, and others, which enter their lives, build that character and individual style. By 10 years old, 90% of the values are locked into place. So, the first 1,500 hours of school (pre-school and kindergarten) are the Continue Reading

ARE YOU READY TO TEAM TEACH?

WHY IS A TEAM SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE? Here are some reminders as we began our school year! Answer: The purpose for creating a team is to provide a framework that will increase the ability of staff to participate in helping plan, problem solve and making better decisions to serve our children. By doing this, Continue Reading

Looking at the Word “ANGER”

Story: A man from Michigan had an idea for removing a stump from his yard. He decided to use a few sticks of dynamite he had stored away in his house. First he tried 6 sticks of dynamite but that did not do the job. Next, he tried 9 sticks of dynamite and that did Continue Reading

Activities for Children

Activities for Children THE GERMAN BOY Instruction: This activity is a story about a German boy who goes to school in America for the first day. When the child comes home, the son shares with his father what he had learned in school. (The teacher asks all the children in the class to copy the Continue Reading