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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

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.  ~Josh Billings Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.  ~Robert Fulghum If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent.  ~Bette Davis Continue Reading

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 early age engage and interact in the world around them.  Play is a simple joy that is a cherished part of childhood. Here are Continue Reading

Preschool teachers and child care providers are in a very good position to recognize difficult behaviors. Play is one of the most important activities of childhood.  Patterns of play and interaction with peers are areas in which difficulties in attention, activity, and impulse control can be expressed.  The teacher’s factual observations of a child’s play are Continue Reading

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, knees, and toes, the children copy the actions of the leader. Whenever the leader says “head” but touches the knees and the child does it, Continue Reading

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 to master your motivation and find your drive. If you can master motivation, you can deal with life’s setbacks, as well as inspire yourself to always Continue Reading

10 THOUGHTS TO REMEMBER AS WE END 2018!

The easier it is to do, the harder is it to change.
 Forgiveness is not an event. It is a process. Take a second look … it costs you nothing. Influence is like a savings account. The less you use it, the more you’ve got. It doesn’t do any harm to smile and say “Good Continue Reading

Gross motor skills are defined by the mastery of large muscle movement (i.e legs and arms). Toddlers between 12 to 18 months should be able to walk, walk backwards, crawl up stairs with support, throw a ball overhand, kick a ball with support, roll a ball with hands, imitate more complex motor skills (lifting objects), and Continue Reading

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 made bad choices and bullied another person they are a “bully” means that you’re creating an identity for that child before they have a chance Continue Reading