Browsing articles in "Early Childhood Issues"
Mar
27
2010

Choosing A Good Preschool

I’ve just started looking at preschools for my daughter to attend next fall.  They all have such structured schedules.  Aren’t kids allowed to just play anymore?   The concern revealed from your question is justified.  There are hundreds of books on the market today that discuss the importance of play in a child’s social, emotional and physical …Related Posts:Don’t Let Your Child Be A Compulsive EaterTraveling With KidsCalming An Aggressive Child

Mar
21
2010

Ways To Raise a Writer

Ways to Raise a Writer:  If you want your child to write, motivate him with a designated area and his own special tools and materials.  Put together a “Writer’s Box” with the items listed below and designate a quiet place with a good solid writing surface somewhere in the house as, “The Writer’s Corner.”   Stock the Box …Related Posts:Your Child’s Writing LifeWhat Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy?How To Memorize Spelling WordsPuppets: A Fresh Approach to Storytelling [...]

Mar
13
2010

Helping Your Child With A Research Report

    My third grade daughter loves school and works hard.  She does well once she gets familiar with a task and understands the expectations, but new tasks are difficult for her.  At this time in the school year she has now been given a new task.  She has to write a report and is very excited  because …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

Feb
28
2010

Easy Learning Games Using Magnetic Letters

Every family with preschool and primary age children should have a set of magnetic letters on their refrigerator.  They are a fun and easy teaching tool.  Here are a few activities for preschoolers: 1)   Make the names of people and animals in the family. 2)  Sort upper and lower case letters.  Pair and match upper and lower …Related Posts:When Your Child Needs to be RetainedHow to Encourage a Struggling LearnerHand Print HeartWhat Makes Kindergarten Teachers [...]

Feb
6
2010

Helping Your Toddler Get A Good Night’s Sleep

  I can not get my two and a half year old son to stay in bed at night.  Do you have ideas for getting kids to sleep in their own bed?  I’m a firm believer in consistency and structure when it comes to bedtime.  Just like the current advice that’s out there for adults that can’t …Related Posts:Hand Print HeartWhat Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy? Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerWhen Your Child Needs [...]

Jan
16
2010

Help Your Child with Geometry

Learning the proper term for solid shapes at an early age gives your child a head start in geometry.  It’s very simple to teach them some proper names. Call a can a cylinder. Call dice or square boxes a cube. A CD case or a cereal box is a rectangular prism. A  ball or a globe is a sphere. A cone shape at the …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

Jan
10
2010

Three Easy Ways to Get Your Preschooler on the Path to Algebraic Thinking

Learning how to classify, sort and form patterns at an early age gives a child a jump start in math before they even enter elementary school.  Here are three easy activities that you can do together at home. 1.  Sorting.  Let your child help out by sorting laundry, for example, matching and pairing socks by size …Related Posts:Hand Print HeartWhat Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy? Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerWhen Your Child Needs to [...]

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