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What is Self-Esteem? Part 1

Webster’s Dictionary: Self-Esteem is a realistic respect for or favorable impression of oneself; self-respect or exaggeratedly favorable impression of oneself.  It is a feeling of pride in oneself. Charles, 4…read more →

WHAT IS PRAISE?

Praise is defined in the Webster's Dictionary (2000) as "the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation."  Praise statements indicate that an adult's preferences have been followed and often begin…read more →

7 Benefits of Music for Children

  Improves their brainpower Develops their social skills Builds their confidence Inspires their creativity Teaches their patience It’s a great form of their expressions Teaches them disciplineread more →

THE LITTLE WAVE

The story is about a little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time. He's enjoying the wind and the fresh air - until he notices the…read more →

BLACKBOARD ACTIVITIES

1.  X Y Z   This activity is remarkable, as it teaches the beginning stages of reading left to right plus it converts a body sounds to a symbol. This…read more →

2020 Workshops

  Here is the most recent outlook for Bill's 2020 Workshops: Skill correlation chart This chart may be helpful in determining which CDs will be best for your needs.  …read more →

A RICH EXPRESSIVE ENVIRONMENT

Classroom environments are rich in language experiences and with the arts, fostering literacy development. Ways to support a rich expressive environment include reading and reenacting stories and poems, singing songs,…read more →

LISTENING BEFORE YOU SPEAK

Here are some practical benefits for listening before you speak: Slow down the pace of the conversation and allow your mind time to articulate to your mouth what you really want to say.Show respect towards the…read more →

WHAT DOES MUSIC DO FOR THE CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT?

The following are music goals of what happens with children at preschool level: Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy.  It helps the body and the mind work…read more →

Music and Children

Children of all ages express themselves through music.  Even young infants sway, bounce, or move their hands in response to music.  Many preschoolers make up songs and, with no self-consciousness, sing to themselves as they…read more →

WHAT DOES MUSIC DO FOR THE CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT?

Here’s what music does for our children: Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy.  It helps the body and the mind work together.  Exposing children to music during early…read more →

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRE-SCHOOL SCIENCE

A young child starting preschool brings a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world.  Whether watching snails in an aquarium, blowing bubbles, using a flashlight to make shadows or experimenting…read more →

REASONS WHY WE COMMUNICATE

Dictionary defines communication: “to act one upon another.” We use our communication to: share information comment ask questions express wantsand needsdevelop social relationships develop socialetiquette which is polite behavior in society Thus, communication is much more than our wants and needs.  Does our main reason for communication change…read more →
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