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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 →

CONCEPT CHANTS

Instruction:  Children sit in a circle of chairs or on the floor with the teacher.  The teacher starts the chant.  The children listen first to the chant and then add their creativity and…read more →

HOW DOES BEHAVIOR DEVELOP

BEHAVIOR IS STRENGTHENED OR WEAKENED BY ITS CONSEQUENCES.   WHAT ARE CONSEQUENCES?  (CONSEQUENCES ARE THE EFFECT, RESULT, OR OUTCOME OF SOMETHING OCCURRING EARLIER).  EXAMPLE: The accident was the consequence of reckless driving.   There are 3 different…read more →

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…read more →

ICEBREAKER GAMES FOR CHILDREN

SIMON SAYS, “HEAD and SHOULDERS and KNEES and TOES”: Goal: Identifying body parts and increasing listening skills. Procedure: As the leader says and touches the body parts of head, shoulders,…read more →

PARACHUTE ACTIVITIES

Popcorn: Place a number of beanbags, small balls, or cotton balls onto the parachute. Shake to make them pop up like "popcorn".Ball Roll: Have the children try to roll balls…read more →

CHRISTIAN ACTIVITIES for Two’s

After your 2-year-old celebrates his second birthday, expect him to experience major intellectual, physical, social and emotional changes that will help him to explore and make sense of his world.  Parents…read more →

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEARING AND LISTENING

Hearing is simply the act of perceiving sound by the ear.  If you are not hearing-impaired, hearing simply happens.  Hearing is the act of perceiving sound and receiving sound wavesor vibrationsthrough your ear.  Listening, however, is something you consciously choose to do.  Listening requires concentrationso that…read more →

MOTIVATING YOURSELF for 2019 

When it comes to getting results, it takes motivation and ability. Motivation makes things happen. Where there’s no will, there’s no way. One of the best ways to improve your personal effectiveness is…read more →

Bully Thoughts

I think we should move away from using the word “bullies” with our children. The term is a label, which sets kids up for failure. To say just because someone…read more →

TIME WASTER PROBLEMS

  These thoughts are meant for all of us!  We fall into the traps of time wasters and we need to find a solution.  Let’s see what they are! Time…read more →

Games for Children

Game #1-Dress the Mummy Required: Rolls of toilet paper Players:   Small to large groups Set up teams with 2-4 players on each team. One child on each team will be…read more →

LAUGHTER

LAUGHTER - Laughter is the opposite of stress.   Stress and laughter are reactions to things not going the way as we think they should be going.   A good laugh can be compared…read more →

Praising and Sharing Approval

Recognition can take numerous forms – a word of praise, an embrace, thumbs up sign and at times a tangible reward.  But every bit is important to reinforcement as the…read more →

Newspaper Activities

Our newspapers are leaving us because of the internet online newspapers!  However, some of those newspapers are still around surviving.  Years ago, I went to a seminar on newspaper activities.…read more →

HANDICAPPED-DEFINITIONS TO UNDERSTAND

United States Population is 325.7 million (2017)with 40 million having long-lasting conditions or disabilities or 12.6% as of 2015 with 906, 784 using wheelchairs, 3, 517,225 using canes, 274,783 having artificial…read more →

WHY DO CHILDREN BULLY?

Yes, another school year has begun!  Will we see bullying occurring again this year?  Bullying is a concern and we need to be aware of it!  What are reasons, effects…read more →