Browsing articles in "Early Childhood Issues"
Oct
3
2009

Three Fantastic Early Childhood Books

My  Three Favorite Books  That All Three to Six Year Olds Will Love to Hear! 1.  Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes 2.  The Runaway Bunny (Book & Bunny Gift Set) by Margaret Wise Brown 3.  The Salamander Room (Dragonfly Books) by Anne MazerRelated Posts:No Related Posts Found

Sep
26
2009

Three very simple steps to help your young child’s writing:

1) For proper hand placement, put a piece of masking tape around the lower portion of the pencil where the child should grip it. If needed, put dots with a permanent marker on the tape to show where each finger should go. Of course when the pencil is sharpened, you’ll have to move or replace …Related Posts:Improving Handwriting at HomeYouTube and Teaching Go Hand in HandHow to Engage StudentsStory Tellers: Telling Stories Around the HouseWorks [...]

Sep
13
2009

Improving Handwriting at Home

My son’s teacher says his handwriting is horrible and she can’t read it. How can I help him at home? Often poor handwriting is the result of underdeveloped fine motor muscles in the hand. Purchase pencil grips for use at home and school. The pencil grip will help your son hold the pencil correctly and in …Related Posts:Three very simple steps to help your young child’s writing:YouTube and Teaching Go Hand in HandHow to Engage [...]

Sep
7
2009

The Right Age for Preschool

At what age should I send my child to preschool? Ordinarily age three is the ideal time to start preschool. Children at this age are ready to expand their social horizons and are developmentally ready to take part in activities which require patience and cooperation. Parents of two year olds are better off saving their money …Related Posts:How to Engage Students A Home Made Lunch is Not Necessarily a Healthy Lunch Great Educational Gifts For [...]

Sep
6
2009

What Every Kindergartner Needs to Know

To be ready for kindergarten children should master these skills before starting school: 10. Hold a book properly; 9. Hold a pencil or crayon and write with it; 8. Recognize the numbers 1-10; 7. Count up to 10 items; 6. Sort items by color, size, and kind; 5. Follow routines and two step directions; 4. Work and get along with other children; 3. …Related Posts: Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerTips for the First [...]

Aug
16
2009

“Accidents” in kindergarten

My soon to be kindergartner still has “accidents.”  What should I do when I send him to school? V.S. Atlanta, GA. I’m assuming that you’ve already discussed the problem with your son’s pediatrician.  I’d suggest that you pack an emergency change of clothes (shoes and socks too) and wipes in his backpack.  You should let the teacher …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

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