There are many hidden benefits to exposing babies and infants to sign language early in life. Here we will look at benefits for adults and children.
Early Education Information for Teachers, Parents & Caregivers
Early Childhood Education covers everything from infant development to preschool and kindergarten lesson plans. Articles are written by and for parents, and early childhood care workers.
Read up on infant development, milestones, and how you can help an infant learn, develop and grow throughout their first year. As your child or student grows, you will find hundreds of activities and fun learning ideas for toddlers including crafting simple toys to fun games and lesson plans.
Preschool — who doesn’t love the energetic, enthusiastic, emotional, and ever-changing, growing and learning preschooler? You will find a great parenting preschooler section, with tips, advice, and opinion you can really use. Preschool teachers and daycare providers will find thousands of crafts and activities, lesson plans, worksheets, themes and teaching strategies that will keep your active students engaged, entertained and having fun while they learn.
Sign With Your Baby: How to Communicate with Infants Before They Can Speak, by Joseph Garcia, is a great book if you are interested in learning about infant communication in the form of sign language. This is a “must-read” for new parents interested in baby signing.
This is an easy art project using small seashells and colored sand. Student creativity will determine the outcome of this super-simple seashell art project. If you’re looking for an art lesson plan that brings the beach to life, try this seashell art project.
Little Jenny is capable of carrying along a happy conversation with herself – and inanimate objects – when not directly supervised. What purpose, if any, does her self-directed speech serve? There are several theories. In this article we’ll look at them from a psychological perspective.
Whether it is an outdoor or indoor play area, it is necessary for the growth of the children to be self expressive in their play. This not only allows for physical growth, but emotional, social and cognitive development.
Are teachers the only ones who should be involved in a child’s life educationally? While many parents feel that the learning should be left for the classroom I happen to think differently. Here I will set out to explain why it is better to be your child’s first teacher.
Parents love handmade gifts! Here are a few quick and easy holiday crafts for the young preschool kids in your class. You can help your your students make these and then send them home for the holidays.