It's almost August and millions of kids, teachers, and parents are preparing for back-to-school time. I'm an educator, but also a parent of six and a grandparent to five young girls. As a teacher, I strive to meet my students just where they are. Real connections with kids take time, energy, lots of patience, and great love. I've learned that passion and heartfelt care for kids go further toward … [Read more...] about Super Kids Movement: Embrace Every Kid’s Light in the World!
Back to School for Preschool and PreK
Take Playful Learning UP! with Our Newest Collaborative eBook! We are pleased to offer our readers the newest collaborative eBook: Up! From blocks to rockets. Disclosure: this post and others within this blog may contain affiliate and/or distributor links. Please see the ABOUT page for full disclosures. Up! will take your child's love of blocks, building, and creating far and wide across the … [Read more...] about New UP! eBook: Taking Playful Learning to New Heights!
Tips and Guidelines for Better Quality Sleep Routines for Families with Kids! Families across the nation are now transitioning kids into back-to-school bedtimes and good sleep routines. Quality sleep makes a huge difference in how kids learn and function daily. Lack of adequate sleep is linked to an increase in injuries, obesity, diabetes, depression, self-harm, and even increased suicidal … [Read more...] about Tips for Better Quality Sleep Routines for Kids! @Seven_hugs
The ULTIMATE in Back-to-School Resources for Preschool! Please Note: This sale bundle is now closed for purchases. We're excited to offer a "trunk load" of back-to-school resources created just for your own students and kids. Whether you homeschool, provide childcare, work in center-based care, or teach in a public classroom, there are over 52 Titles and 3800 pages of resources in an instant … [Read more...] about The ULTIMATE Playful Learning Resources for #Preschool and #Kindergarten!
Back-to-School with Personal GPS: Goals, Prayer, and Sustenance As we begin to prepare for a new school year, I love to use GPS as a guide. GPS is an intimate personal navigation system that I use daily, weekly, and monthly. G=GOALS - what are my goals for myself and my kids - daily/weekly/monthly. P=PRAY/PEOPLE - Am I spiritually connected daily to help me teach the little people who … [Read more...] about Back-to-School with Personal GPS: Goals, Prayer, and Sustenance
ABC's and 123's Book for Playful Learning As an educator for 33 years, I've often fielded questions from parents and colleagues about appropriate ways to introduce literacy and math concepts to preschoolers. I'm honored to co-author the ABC's and 123's Book to guide parents and teachers toward developmentally appropriate practices for playful learning with their own kids at home or in the … [Read more...] about How Do I Introduce the ABC’s and 123’s to Preschoolers?