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Tag Archives: Pre-Kindergarten teachers

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

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

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

CONCEPT CHANTS

Instruction:  Children sit in a circle of chairs or on the floor with the teacher.  The teacher starts the chant.  The children listen first to the chant and then add their creativity and thoughts into the concept chants.  At first, the children copy the thoughts from one child but by repeating the concept chant over and over, the children 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

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