Being a parent is one of the most difficult tasks you undertake. You want your children to be healthy and happy, but you also want them to thrive. Almost all facets of healthcare have adapted developmental milestones, and it can be stressful when your children are diagnosed as falling behind.
A child’s fine motor skills include the use of their arms, hands and fingers. The development of fine motor skills is significant for children to be active participants in play experiences.
Research has identified specific areas of cognitive development that support infants’ interaction with their environment through sensorimotor processes and their natural curiosity to learn about how the world works around them.
Activities that are fun, simple, meaningful and developmentally appropriate can nurture brain development in all developmental areas. Read on to see research-based activities that have been proven to nurture the brain and help baby grow.
All young children bring varying abilities across all content areas to the early childhood classroom. How do we identify those children who exhibit high potential and meet their needs in the classroom while serving the needs of all the students.
If two or more children are together long enough, conflicts are going to occur. Since play is the work of children, employing it as a resolution teaching tool makes perfect sense.
Take the month of December to make recycled art projects to be used as classroom decorations and/or gifts. Partaking in these crafts help young children develop their fine motor skills and creativity, along with bringing in the spirit of Christmas.
We are in a national crisis of childcare costs. Without affordable childcare, many parents cannot work, or have their working hours severely constricted. Childcare is often prohibitively expensive, and quality is uneven, depending on the caregiver. Why - and why should we care as a nation?
This collection of lessons on the five senses will help you plan the perfect unit for your students. You’ll find great activities for science, math, language arts, crafts and more. They will serve as the perfect introduction to science for preschool learners.
When we own a pet, whether a dog, cat or frog for that matter, they become part of our daily lives and we eventually grow so attached that they are like having another family member. Here are some lesson ideas and creative suggestions for preschool pet themes for the classroom and even home.