Social-emotional skills are an important part of early childhood development, in which a child discovers how to express and manage their emotions, build relationships with others, make responsible decisions and explore his or her environment.
Snowy winter weather can be a lot of fun, but with the chilly temperatures comes a big pain for both parents and preschool teachers: The dreaded snowsuit. Winter weather means getting ready for outdoor play takes much longer than usual.
Most children under five get anxious over big life changes and turn shy or clingy around people they don’t know. But what about kids who worry about very small things, burst into tears on a regular basis at bedtime or have regular temper tantrums?
Turkey time is just around the corner, and the Thanksgiving holiday offers educators a great opportunity to not only create fun Thanksgiving crafts for preschoolers in their classroom, but also talk about the meaning behind the occasion.
A huge percentage of the time, punishment is found to be a significant developmental problem for children long term. Punishment is damaging to children. How can we train children to have better behaviours without punishing them?
Providing the opportunity for creative expression is essential to encourage preschoolers to think critically about the world around them and express their feelings and thoughts through art, music, creative play, movement and writing.
#61: Ron chats with Chip Donohue, Director, Technology in Early Childhood Center about intentionality and digital media use. Specifically, Donohue explores why while there can be systemic challenges to technology use in education and in our own families,
Babies use their relationship with their primary caregiver to create expectations about how they relate to others. Listen to this episode to learn about attachment styles and how you can create a nourishing emotional environment for babies!
Before preschool, toddlers have to acquire certain skills in order to care for themselves and be self-sufficient in their daily routines. We've put together three activities to promote adaptive skills in toddlers.
Understanding why and how bullying happens gives parents and teachers opportunities to nip it at the bud. Read about the different types of bullying, how to identifying it, what the research says and steps to take.
When coming up with new and easy preschool crafts, they must be simple to teach, align with lesson plans, be fun for children to make, and of course, require as few resources and materials as possible.
A popular topic in early childhood education today is the use of technology in child care centers. The rise of technology in the classrooms has parents and teachers asking questions such as, “How much is too much?”