There is no greater gift you can give to your children than to read to them everyday (even after they can read independently). Reading opens up worlds of information, expands vocabulary, and can open up the door to important conversations. When there is a difficult topic to discuss, whether it is personal or social, finding and reading the right book can make the subject easier for you to broach or for the children to understand.
Cooking and baking with children are wonderful ways to learn math concepts. Though, admittedly it can be trying to talk through the lessons of cooking with small children when you’re in a rush to get dinner on the table.
Mid-year in the preschool classroom is when we often see, at home and at school, children pushing their limits and testing their boundaries. According to Arnold Gesell, children enter new stages of development about every six months, so it is not surprising that we see these changes.
Effective communication with children does not happen through email, text or Twitter - it requires engaging in conversation, which has important and lasting benefits. For children to learn language, they must have opportunities to use language, receptively and expressively.
Children enter new stages of development about every six months. As an observant adult, you may notice them trying out new behaviors; some of which may be very positive, while others may not be so desirable. You may see your child testing boundaries and rules.
These changes are all part of normal development.