This November, we invite you to explore activities, tips, and crafts that will help immerse young children in opportunities to express gratitude and thankfulness. Gratitude and thankfulness are ACTIVE terms that require kids to participate in some manner. Young children that have adults around them that model good manners, common courtesy, the ability to wait for the things we want (along with … [Read more...] about 28 Activities to Invite Young Kids to Actively Engage in Gratitude and Thankfulness!
Parenting and Values
Kids are often afraid of the dark and sometimes have bad dreams. The Wikki Stix dreamcatcher craft for kids is a tangible way to help ease bedtime anxieties! Dreamcatchers are an ancient Chippewa tradition. Legend says that since dreams never end, the dreamcatcher will hold all bad dreams and release only the good ones. When hung over a child's bed at night, the dreamcatchers are a tangible … [Read more...] about Dreamcatcher Crafts for Kids: No More Bad Dreams!
Fears are common among children. As parents and teachers, it is sometimes difficult to guide young children through particularly fearful phases. With a little patience, practice, and discussion, children can develop the skills necessary to overcome and handle fear as they grow! In our own family, my husband's mother passed away 5 months ago. Death has been a topic of discussion and a source of … [Read more...] about Children and FEAR – What is YOUR child afraid of? #RROvercome #RRlive
In the past week, I was emailed by Jena Daniels, the Clinical Project Coordinator in Dr. Dennis Wall’s lab at Harvard Medical School, and asked if I would help (via this blog and various social media outlets) to get the word out about The PuzzleMouse Project. Please take a moment to read about this important study and participate if you can! Their team is seeking caregivers of children between … [Read more...] about The PuzzleMouse Project – Harvard Medical School
Are you ushering in 2013 by organizing your classroom and homeschool supplies? We have formed a new Google+ Community to allow for the free exchange of items that teachers, parents, or anyone interested in ECE can use. We only ask that others pay the donating party for shipping of any supplies. Do YOU have an item you no longer need? Post it for others..."one man's JUNK is always another … [Read more...] about Early Childhood Free Supplies – “Share and Swap” Google+ Community
This past week, we had the privilege of touring the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, WI. I have always loved visiting planetariums and observatories; there is a sense of wonder and honor of our Universe that I wished to introduce to our youngest son. As an adult, astronomy is fascinating. It is a connection, both spiritual and emotional, to a God that is greater than ALL we have the … [Read more...] about Yerkes Observatory, the Sun, and the Miracle of THE SON!