Browsing articles in "Early Childhood Issues"
Aug
19
2016

Tips for the First Day of School

SEPARATION ANXIETY  Every fall the scene repeats itself, a lone child screaming and inconsolable, every day for the first few weeks of school. Not only is that child deeply distressed, but he disrupts the teacher and increases the anxiety of all of his classmates as they too attempt to adjust to this new situation. For your …Related Posts: A Home Made Lunch is Not Necessarily a Healthy LunchHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to [...]

Aug
12
2015

Tips for the First Day of School

SEPARATION ANXIETY  Every fall the scene repeats itself, a lone child screaming and inconsolable, every day for the first few weeks of school. Not only is that child deeply distressed, but he disrupts the teacher and increases the anxiety of all of his classmates as they too attempt to adjust to this new situation. For your …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

Jul
11
2013

Turning Your Backyard into a PE Playground

 Useful Tips for Home School Families Guest Post By Jay Harris Homeschooling can be both a blessing and a challenge – and P.E. is the perfect example.  On one hand, you have the freedom to provide your children with the exercise they so earnestly need and crave; on the other, you may lack the funds, space, or expertise to effectively make …Related Posts:10 Outdoor Activities To Do With Kids

Aug
6
2012

10 Tips for Surviving the Family Reunion With Kids

Kids Packets of Culturelle

As I learned this summer on my travels through New Hampshire, multigenerational traveling is not always easy. As I discovered when my big dog ate the last twenty pieces of my nieces incomplete jig saw puzzle off the coffee table, even the family dog needs her own personal space when on vacation. Here are a few …Related Posts:Traveling With KidsShould You Be Your Child’s Facebook Friend?

Aug
9
2011

What Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy?

Guest Post By: Susan Case Cure a Kinder Teacher’s Pet Peeve  What is your five-year-old’s favorite word? Their name! Help them learn how to print it with only the first letter capitalized. Many children enter kindergarten knowing how to print their name – but it is in all caps. This is frustrating to the teacher because she must …Related Posts:Puppets: A Fresh Approach to Storytelling Ways To Raise a WriterThe 40 Best iPad Apps for [...]

Jul
25
2011

Five Ways to Read with Your Toddler

Try to read books with your child every day, even if it is only for a short time.  Books can become a source of comfort and are a great way to wind down, share cuddle time and make the transition to bedtime or a nap.  But don’t just rely on books; employ reading moments throughout …Related Posts: Great Educational Gifts For Kids of All Ages In a Tight Economy What Every Kindergartner Needs to KnowTips [...]

Jul
16
2011

When Your Child Needs to be Retained

Just read your article on retention. My son is a kindergartener this year and is performing below grade level. His birthday is 3/28, so he has turned 6. We have decided based on emotional maturity and his academic performance to retain him. Here’s the problem… He is a very anxious …Related Posts:Retention: A Gift of TimeEasy Learning Games Using Magnetic Letters Tips for the First Day of SchoolHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to [...]

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