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A Thinking Brain. How Does it Happen?

Some of the children in my class will be here with me again and some will be going to kindergarten next year. One of the biggest developmental milestones is coping skills. How do they move through their morning? Are they able to separate from parents with ease? Can they problem solve with another child? Is […]

Relation of Our Program to Growth Characteristics

Physical Growth Independence is “routines” such as handwashing, taking off and hanging-up coats, and toileting is encouraged. Self help skills in feeding such as spreading and pouring are encouraged. Much equipment is available to encourage both large and small motor activity. Specific teaching of skills is done in response to the child’s needs and interests. […]

The Goose Story

This fall, when you see the geese heading sough for the winter, flying along in a “V” formation, you might be interested to know what science has discovered about why they fly that way. It has been learned that as each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. Thus, […]

Encourage Creativity

Take time with a child’s art. Show respect for the art and the artist’s process. Comment on lines, shapes, & colors: “I see you used these colors.” Show curiosity: “How did you get this effect here?” Comment on changes: “Your drawings look bigger these days.” Ask open-ended questions: “Will you tell me about your picture?” […]

Ten Christmas Gift Ideas

1. Strider bike- They have no pedals and kids learn how to balance before they have to deal with the pedals. 2. Imaginext by Fisher Price- Great for imaginative play. This is like Little People of our time. My kids still play with theirs. 3. Games- Memory, Go Fish and High Ho the Cherry O […]

Science Project

SQUEEZABLE STUFF Materials:20 Mule Team Borax        Paper cupsElmer’s Glue-All        Plastic spoonsWater                Plastic platesFood color Process:1.    An adult should mix together 2 cups of glue and 1-1/2 cups of water in a bowl, stirring well.2.    Dissolve 4 teaspoons Borax in 1-1/3 cups water. (This amount of glue mixture and Borax solution […]

Science Projects

Color Mixing! Objective: Primary colors mix to make secondary colors What you need: Six clear containers with lids: test tubes, bottles or jars Red, blue and yellow food coloring Eyedropper Water To Do and Observe: Fill six clear containers half way with water. Put three drops of food coloring in each container making two red, […]

Raising an Unspoiled Child

Who is an unspoiled child/unspoiled adult? A child who takes responsibility for his choices (accountability) A child who does not have a sense of entitlement. A child who cares about others beyond himself. A child who is resourceful and can entertain himself. A child who always treats adults respectfully. Goal of parenting: help a child […]

How we Discipline our Children

We always talk about behaviors and discipline. Moms and Dads of small children are somewhat puzzled at times. Many parents lean too much in one direction or the other. Balance can be lost with a tendency to go overboard. There are three types of discipline: authoritarian, permissive and authoritative. Authoritarian: even corporal punishment as the […]