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Tag Archives: parents

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.

Music and Children

Children of all ages express themselves through music.  Even young infants sway, bounce, or move their hands in response to music.  Many preschoolers make up songs and, with no self-consciousness, sing to themselves as they play.  Children in elementary school learn to sing together as a group and possibly learn to play a musical instrument.  Older children dance to the music of Continue Reading

Here’s what music does for our children: 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 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 on finding Continue Reading

Children love to play games, imitate, participate with others, and just have a good time.  These games have the goals needed for the teacher to motivate the children to use those muscles and exercise their bodies into a fun-based educational learning way through these designed games for use both outdoors and indoors.  The younger child and preschool 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

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