“Kindergarten Ready” means something different than it did 20 years ago. Kindergarten has been called the “new first grade,” especially since the addition of Common Core.
I’ve talked a little bit about how I’ve returned to working in the classroom recently, here on the blog and on my Instagram.
I’m about to return to work after taking the last 15 months off to be a stay at home mom (SAHM) with my son.
PLAY AND LEARN
Why does it need to be play OR learn? It doesn’t! Why do so many parents and teachers think that play is bonus, or extra, after they’ve learned? Children play and learn at the same time.
Do you feel pressured to constantly come up with new ideas for your child’s play? Maybe they’re great at entertaining themselves most of the day, but for some reason, there is that little pocket of time that
Question: How do you keep 60 children aged 2.5-5-years-old entertained for 40-50 hours a week, with only one closet full of toys? Answer: Toy rotation.
Getting our children to play together nicely is a major struggle for most families.
I’m the middle of 5 kids.
The power of music for children played a pivotal role in my career as a preschool teacher. I had a moment with a child that helped me know that the best curriculum is one that is child-led.
We all want our children to grow up to be well-adjusted people with meaningful friendships and relationships, right? To share, compromise and play cooperatively? Well, they don’t come out of the womb with those ski
We that spend a lot of time with children have to help them deal with frustration. Probably frequently.
I knew a child once, let’s call her Lucy.