According to Edith Grotberg, renown developmental psychologist, resilience is important because it is the human capacity to face, overcome, and be strengthened (or even transformed) by the adversities in life. As teachers and caregivers, gaining tools for building resilience in young children, through ChildCare Education Institute professional development, will help us support all young children … [Read more...] about SOC109 Building Resilience in Young Children – ChildCare Education Institute Professional Development
Just in time before kids break for the summer, our friend, Jamie from Hands On As We Grow, is offering a guided independent play challenge. We'd like to extend an invitation for YOU to join us. The FREE 5-Day Independent Play Challenge is an awesome way to get resources for creative, yet independent, play with personalized support for encouraging your own kids at home, in childcare, or in the … [Read more...] about FREE 5-Day Independent Play Challenge from Hands On As We Grow
Our preschoolers adore the old lady books. We've read all of Lucille Colandro's books; we add them to our seasonal literacy centers whenever possible. We hope your own preschoolers enjoy There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog for sequencing activities at home, in childcare, or in the preschool classroom this spring. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog: Sequencing in … [Read more...] about There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog: Sequencing in Preschool
April is here! As the weather grows nicer, it provides wonderful opportunities to get children outside to explore the physical world around them. Spring themes in preschool offer children a multitude of opportunities for play and learning fun. The Ways to Play Every Day April Activity Calendar for Preschoolers includes many ideas for hands-on learning about worms, the Earth, and pond life. … [Read more...] about Ways to Play Every Day: April Activity Calendar for Preschoolers
March comes in with so many changes that are fun to explore with preschoolers. The weather moves from cold to warm. The seasons change, bringing with them an explosion of color, growth, and new life. This month’s Ways to Play Every Day Calendar explores Dr. Seuss inspired fish fun, rainbows, signs of spring, and birds. Ways to Play Every Day: March Activity Calendar for Preschoolers The … [Read more...] about Ways to Play Every Day: March Activity Calendar for Preschoolers
February is a fun month filled with several great holidays that lend themselves to exploration and learning in the classroom or at home. There is a long list of themes that can be used to spark creativity and learning every single day. This month’s Ways to Play Every Day Calendar explores Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Library Appreciation Month, and Dental Hygiene Month. Ways to Play Every … [Read more...] about Ways to Play Every Day: February Activity Calendar for Preschoolers!
Christmas season is a time for giving, and I’d like to extend a challenge to our readers to help in a way that multiplies blessings with tangible gifts that last for lifetimes. We are teachers, right?! We have classrooms and organizations; we help, as possible, within our own family’s budget. We purchase supplies for our classrooms when funding falls short. We have to decide where our personal … [Read more...] about #GivingTuesday Teacher Challenge to Benefit Spark International Missions