10 TEAM BUILDING GAMES FOR CHILDREN
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Brain Growth and Development
A peek at the early stages of brain development and how early childhood education encourages brain growth, memory and language development in babies and young preschool children. At birth, a…read more →
WHAT IS VISION THERAPY and TOUCH AND TONGUE ACTIVITIES?
WHAT IS VISION THERAPY? The child is helped by visual skill activities that reinforce and through repetition integrating with the motor and cognitive abilities. Vision Therapy is designed to enhance…read more →
Indoor Games for Tots
Sponge Baseball - Draw on the blackboard the diagram below: Players stand ten feet away. Two teams. The first team bats and the first batter throws a sponge at the…read more →
Kindergarten Challenge Games
Magic Bridges - A bridge is made by two participants standing facing each other. Have six bridges spread around the room. Rest of the group moves to the music going…read more →
Understanding The Infants and Toddlers Worlds
Today, developmentally appropriate care is rare for infants and toddlers in all settings, than it is for older children. For infants, the cornerstone of their curriculum and nurturing is the…read more →
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 reinforcing the speed…read more →
Cognitive and Emotional Activities
Today, developmentally appropriate care is rarer for infants and toddlers in all settings, than it is for older children. For infants, the cornerstone of their curriculum and nurturing is the…read more →
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU COMMUNICATE BADLY TO SCHOOL CHILDREN?
Communicating badly can lose the attention to what children have to say and others. You need to stop and be a better listener. Communicating badly by not having the time…read more →
Icebreaker Games for Children
Ice-breakers are valuable sessions for beginning training children to Raising awareness about social interactions. Doing simple games with social interaction goals like using balloons or musical chairs in creative ways…read more →
Parachute Games – Sport Activity
Sports activities are usually a large part of leisure time for children. Typically, children join a sports team that interests them, like soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, flag football, or gymnastics. …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.…read more →
ABOUT CHILD’S RIGHT AND LEFT BRAIN – Part III
Take time out and review Part II and then proceed to these ideas and activities: JOINING THE RIGHT AND LEFT BRAIN (AGES 4 TO 10) Provide the child with finger…read more →
ABOUT CHILD’S RIGHT AND LEFT BRAIN – Part II
Reviewing! Like all human beings, children are ruled by their emotional right brain and their logical left brain. Helping children to understand and integrate both sides of their brain equips…read more →
ABOUT CHILD’S RIGHT AND LEFT BRAIN – Part 1
Author and humorist Erma Bombeck once wrote, "When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out." As parents and…read more →
Acknowledging and Empathizing Children’s Emotions
Here are some powerful benefits: The child hears two essential messages: You are cared about and noticed in this room and emotions are not dangerous things - you can have…read more →
MATH GAMES for CHILDREN UNDER 5
*Childrens appear to be born with an innate understanding of basic laws of mathematics and science. Mathematics is everywhere! Game #1- Wear It Counts Game Several ways to do this: Teacher…read more →
I’VE GOT A LOOSE TOOTH ACTIVITY
Instruction: Go through the chant once. Ask what words are repeated over and over again. Do the chant again and every time the children hear, “loose tooth,” the children clap…read more →
Sounds Around Us Activities
1. What Is It? The teacher asks the children to close their eyes. The teacher makes familiar sounds and asks the children to identify each. Examples: crushing of paper,…read more →
Children “Reading” Environmental Print
Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work: use symbols in play to represent and make meaning. begin to make connections between, and see patterns in, their feelings,…read more →
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 →
WHY SHOULD YOU BE SPENDING TIME HELPING CHILDREN DISCOVER MUSIC?
Here are a few important reasons: - Dancing to music and making music releases stress and energy - Music gives children a way to express their emotions …read more →
TEACHERS TEACHING WITH THE COVID-19’s IMPACT
In today’s world, being a teacher is an incredible challenge. Beyond the day of teaching, you as teachers are faced with students with behavioral or family issues, learning disabilities, and…read more →
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 →
STOP! LET’S INTERACT WITH OUR CHILDREN!
What we say to people and children and how we say it can have a tremendous effect on behavior! One thing should be clear that our interactions could have a…read more →
Maybe you as a teacher become the culprit behind the child’s poor behavior?
Many interesting observations have been made about classroom behavior and sometimes seeing that you the teacher and your behavior often contribute to a climate that could foster and create discipline…read more →
From Teacher Experiences – Pointers with Preschool Children
The first few days are the most important ones of the year. Help children to formulate two or three rules for the classroom. If the children help, it's easier for…read more →
Helping Children Deal with Negative Emotions-Part 2
Help children tell their stories. Protective as we may be, children will all experience at least mildly traumatic events. Mean teachers who ridiculed them, like scary moments when they got lost…read more →
Helping Children Deal with Negative Emotions
Author and humorist Erma Bombeck once wrote, "When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out." As parents and teachers,…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 HAPPENS WHEN YOU COMMUNICATE BADLY WITH CHILDREN?
Communicating badly can lose the attention to what children have to say and others. You need to stop and be a better listener. Communicating badly by not having the…read more →
I’m different, He’s Difficult, They are Impossible!
Difference is not the same as being difficult but you would do well to look at your own behavior and consider which side of the line it sits when thinking…read more →
4 “Marvelous Movement” Game Ideas
Fling Plate – Use paper plates and cut out a hole in the center of the paper plate. Have each child fling three-paper plate attempts. It must land onto…read more →
WHY SHOULD YOU BE SPENDING TIME HELPING CHILDREN DISCOVER MUSIC?
Here are a few important reasons: - Dancing to music and making music releases stress and energy - Music gives…read more →
“What are your strengths in dealing with children’s behaviors?”
My question is “What are your strengths in dealing with children’s behaviors?” Since you are here with your experiences, you have something special going on between you and the children. …read more →