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Category Archives: Curriculum

1 – I Love You  This is one of the MOST IMPORTANT THINGS you can ever say to a child, and the thing is – you cannot say it too much.  It’s just not possible.  We say ‘I love you’ so often, but when was the last time you stopped, looked at a child in the eyes and said it to Continue Reading

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, listening to music, creating and looking at artworks displayed and labeling objects in the classroom. Note that “Reading” environmental print is an important step in Continue Reading

Fear of separation: Toddlers’ anxiety about separation is an indication of growth. Before the toddler turned 2, they forgot when the parent left and settled down quickly. Now the child worries about and puzzles over the parent’s departure. Parents should always tell their child that they are leaving and not sneaking out which causes a Continue Reading

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 person or child you are speaking to.  If not it can- Save you possible embarrassment and  Help you to protect you from over-reacting.

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 together.  Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Music instruction appears to accelerate brain development in young children, particularly in the areas of the brain responsible for processing sound, language development, speech perception and reading skills, according to Continue Reading

1 – I Love You This is one of the MOST IMPORTANT THINGS you can ever say to a child, and the thing is – you cannot say it too much.  It’s just not possible.  We say ‘I love you’ so often, but when was the last time you stopped, looked at a child in the eyes and said it to Continue Reading

REASONS WHY WE COMMUNICATE

Dictionary defines communication: “to act one upon another.” We use our communication to: share information  comment  ask questions  express wantsand needs develop 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 over time? Yes! Communication in the school place helps you understandeach other better and contributesto productivity and efficiency at your school.   Thus, poor communication can affect your work production.  WHAT Continue Reading

How often has this scenario played out in your classroom? You’ve planned a fantastic lesson that involves students working together and learning together. In your well-crafted plans, the students are engaged in the activities,supporting one another, and growing as a learning activity.  Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?  So why don’t these activities always work out as planned?  Although Continue Reading

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 types of consequences:  Logical Consequence is when a consequence is logical when it is related to the child’s misconduct.  An artificial consequence iswhen a consequence is Continue Reading

TALK TALK TALK!  Model! Model the correct use of words, the use of familiar word sinew situations and in longer sentences, and the use of new words. The more that teacher model language for babies and toddlers, the more children learn.  Ask Questions!  Ask different types of questions, including open-ended questions.  Give them enough time to respond.  Giving Continue Reading