Preschoolers are fascinated with numbers and shapes! As many of our readers know, all groundwork for future math success must begin in the formative years of early childhood. While we are champions of pure play, adult guidance is necessary to help preschoolers establish real and lasting relationships with mathematical concepts. As teachers and parents, we must observe, communicate, and help our … [Read more...] about Encouraging Early Math Skills and Intuition in Preschool
The painting of the black and gold in the photo hangs in my office at home. My daughter, Christina, painted that canvas years ago. I've always thought it was unique, but I didn't really understand why she painted it or what she meant when she did, until recently. If you've read my book, Forever Namaste, you are aware that strange "coincidences" happen in my life after Christina died. I'm nudged or … [Read more...] about Kintsukuroi Art and Child Loss: Fusing a Broken Heart with Gold
Teaching young kids numbers and letters through playful and integrated daily explorations is key to real learning. From April 10th - May 7, 2017, we are offering a special discount on the ABC's and 123's eBook PLUS the inclusion of an entire BONUS PACK completely free with each purchase. To join the ABC's and 123's Challenge community during the month, browse the following hashtag on Instagram - … [Read more...] about ABC’s and 123’s eBook Challenge: Free Bonus Pack and MORE!
Simple STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) challenges involve young kids in exploration, inquiry, observation, making predictions, testing predictions, and formulating solutions to problems. Exposure to STEAM activities in early childhood will nurture the inquisitive nature inherent in young kids to support critical thinking skills. The PEEPS Parachute STE(A)M Challenge is a … [Read more...] about PEEPS Parachute STEM Challenge in Early Childhood!
Yearning after Child Loss: More Complex than Simple Longing For awhile after the loss of a child, bereaved parents can convince ourselves that our child is just "away" from us. This is especially true for parents who have lost an adult child who lived away from the family's home. Parents tend to imagine their child is at school, on an extended vacation, at work, with family, or away with … [Read more...] about Yearning after Child Loss: More Complex than Simple Longing #forevernamastebook
Preschoolers are delighted by flowers that emerge during the spring. To encourage flower discoveries this spring, try the parts of a flower and playful learning flower suggestions for your own preschool discovery areas at home or in the classroom. Parts of a Flower: Playful Learning Flower Centers for Preschoolers! Playing with flowers is one of the best ways to encourage learning with … [Read more...] about Parts of a Flower: Playful Learning Flower Centers for Preschoolers!