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Tag Archives: parents

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

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

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

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

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

TIME WASTER PROBLEMS

  These thoughts are meant for all of us!  We fall into the traps of time wasters and we need to find a solution.  Let’s see what they are! Time wasters originate from two sources: environment or self. PERSONALIZED DISORGANIZATION– Disorganization is a key culprit in wasted time.  Sometimes, it shows up in your work area or Continue Reading

Games for Children

Game #1-Dress the Mummy Required: Rolls of toilet paper Players:   Small to large groups Set up teams with 2-4 players on each team. One child on each team will be the “mummy” and each team will be given 2 rolls of toilet paper. They will have 5 minutes to complete the game. The team players Continue Reading