In 2015, when I was finishing my undergrad classes in Early Childhood Education, I was introduced to the concept of giving children choices. Honestly, I put it in my toolbox for classroom management only. However, with time, I understand the impact that providing children with choices has on their overall development. Why Offer Kids Choices?…Keep reading
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“What are you doing?” I asked my child last week as I watched her lean one of our bar stools on its back and sit in the sideways seat. Her response? “I’m driving an ice cream truck!” As soon as she said it, I saw it. The front was the driver’s seat, and the back…Keep reading
We all know the phrase, “Parenting doesn’t come with a handbook.” Well, I’m here to say that it does – in the form of brain development. As an educator, I stay up-to-date on recent findings and practices that researchers and psychologists suggest for children based on brain development. Child development is my passion, so I…Keep reading
Did you know that one of the first phonological awareness skills a child will learn is rhyming? This is also one of the easiest phonological skills and, in my opinion, the most fun! One of the best ways to help children recognize and learn the concept of rhyming is.. books! Did you already guess it?…Keep reading
Yay! Winter is here! As much as I love being cozy inside, sometimes it’s rough to not take my toddler outside as much as I do when it’s warmer. Luckily, I have my house stocked full of sensory bins for her that keep her engaged and learning about winter. In this post, I’m going to…Keep reading
If you’re looking for a fun way to teach the letters of the alphabet all year to toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary students; or to support phonics skills for elementary learners, you’ve come to the right place! There are so many approaches to helping children while they are learning letters and gaining letter recognition. In…Keep reading
You might be a parent, you might be a teacher, or you might be both. Whichever title is yours, you have an extremely important job: help children learn self-regulation skills. Self-regulation is a small part of social-emotional learning that children need to acquire. Self-regulation is essentially “regulating myself”. Question: what do you do when you’re…Keep reading
The farmer’s market is, by far, one of my favorite activities. 😍 It’s a great outdoor activity for the whole family and can be visited throughout the year. The teacher in me loves the opportunities that the farmer’s market provides for kids. Not only will they see all the produce from local farms, they can…Keep reading
If you want to introduce your toddler or primary students to farm animals and vocabulary, these farm activities will save the day! Personally, I love a hands-on, engaging activity to get my students and my daughter interested in learning. With that in mind, I went searching for activities and materials I could use to help…Keep reading
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