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Tag Archives: kindergarten

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

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 with objects to see what sinks or floats, the child is engaged in finding out how the world works.  While a child’s focus is Continue Reading

The Importance of Listening Children began to listen long before they read, write, or speak.  Some children enter school without ever having listened consciously or been held responsible for listening.  For many children, listening is the most important medium of listening.  Growth in the other skills of communication is always conditioned by the ability to listen.  Listening Continue Reading

FOCUS ON BEHAVIOR

This skill on focusing on behavior is easy to understand but more difficult to use.  That’s because we tend to focus on other people’s attitudes or personalities when we interact with them.  We are continually making judgments about other people’s attitudes, personalities, and motivations.  This person is friendly; that one is hostile; this one is Continue Reading

Cooperative games help children develop the essential skills of cooperation, communication, empathy, and conflict resolution by giving them an opportunity to work together toward a common goal.  These games require the skills of everyone in the group, not of just one or two people.   There is no sole winner.   All children will benefit since no one 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 wants and needs develop social relationships develop social etiquette 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 understand each other better and contributes to productivity and efficiency at your Continue Reading