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Not Parenting: Giving a Kid Space

Everybody needs space for themselves. Everybody.  For kids, I have incorporated it with these two methods.

  1. Independent Play. Find a time during the day for each person to do separate activities.
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Childcare

A Picture in Time: Writing Anecdotal Notes

A well written anecdotal note draws a picture of a child’s development in a moment in time.  Many early childhood curriculums use observation to document a child’s development.   954 more words

Head Start

What’s in a Name? (Part 1)

Activities that incorporate each child’s name can support learning in several developmental areas.  Think about the daily routine.  How many times a day is a child exposed to their name or each child’s name. 162 more words

Child Care

PreK: Drawing a Bunny and Painting an Egg

For the weeks leading up to Easter, we have been doing some fun and simple crafts with a mix of materials. I introduced the PreK class to Oil Pastels, which we used to decorate easter eggs before painting them with watercolors. 62 more words

PreK

A Picture in Time: Writing Anecdotal Notes

A well written anecdotal note draws a picture of a child’s development in a moment in time.  Many early childhood curriculums use observation to document a child’s development.   954 more words

Child Care

The BIG Day!

Yay you! You did your research, made your spread sheet, and finally got the call that you are in! The perfect school has a spot for you because you took my advice and got on that waitlist! 739 more words

Earlychildhood

Threading: Fine Motor Skills

I’ve seen this activity suggested before, but this was our first time trying it. We used 18 mm plastic beads, regular spaghetti stuck in a little blob of Play-Doh, and an enthusiastic three-year-old. 37 more words