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Listening Activities

LISTEN AND COUNT FOR COIN DROPS This is an activity to engage children to practice their listening and counting skills. Have a tin bucket and a few coins. Drop the…read more →

COMMUNICATING NON-VERBALLY

It has been said that one picture is worth a thousand words.  And every time we talk, "our non-verbal clues are giving a clear picture of what we’re really thinking."…read more →

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 →
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