From Building Blocks to Big Ideas
PBL projects can be a fun and engaging way to introduce young children to STEM concepts, and promote social-emotional development. This can help children to develop a love for science and math early on and build important skills that will serve them well in the future.
Reggio Emilia Concept of Education
Reggio Emilia is an innovative model of education that emphasizes real-life experiences, project-based learning, and a child-centered approach.
Raising Confident Problem Solvers
Discipline is helping a child solve a problem.
Punishment is making a child suffer for having a problem.
To raise problem solvers, focus on solutions, not retribution. Focusing on solutions instead of retribution is key to raising children who are equipped to tackle the challenges of life.
Unlocking the Power of Early Experiences
Brain development in early years is a critical period in the life of a child, as it lays the foundation for future cognitive, emotional and social development. Research has shown that the experiences children have during this time have a profound impact on the development of their brains.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
To all the early childhood educators around the world who nurture and support the growth and development of our children, we extend our warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for all the good work that you do. We deeply appreciate it.
How Can We Feel More Love in Our Life?
Love is our true nature, but because we are so disconnected from ourselves, we are feeling a lack of love in our lives. Here are a few ways how you can increase love in your life…
How Can Early Childhood Educators Best Take Care of Themselves?
Self-care is essential for maintaining physical, mental, and emotional well-being, and early childhood educators should make sure to carve out time for activities that help them relax and recharge.
The Benefits of Child-led Activities in Early Years
Child-led activities are child initiative activities. It is an activity or play that is emerging from a child and the adult is following the child’s lead.
Child-led doesn’t mean let them do whatever they want.
They are are win-win solutions for all.
Top 50 Christmas Decoration Ideas
Holidays are fast approaching, and we all want them to be perfect. To save you a little time, we have put together a list of the Top 50 Christmas Decoration Ideas that you can make together with your children, colleagues, or family members. The environment is important. But the most important is how we feel…
How to Reise Emotionally Intelligent Children
We can help children develop emotional intelligence by verbalizing expressed emotions, showing empathy, by modeling appropriate ways to express feelings and teaching problem-solving skills.
Understanding Challenging Behaviors
Have you ever found yourself with a child or children who behave inappropriately; children who interrupt, grab, push, refuse to share, or just won’t cooperate? You may feel overwhelmed and frustrated but difficult behavior does not only limit your effectiveness but it also limits a child’s chances for success in school. Why do children behave…
How to Calm an Upset Child
Teaching children how to regulate their emotions is an important part of Early Childhood Education. Children need to learn how to deal with their feelings in an appropriate and healthy way.
Expirieces kindergarten teacher Cindy presents helpful strategies to calm down an upset child.
Montessori and Autism
Many children with autism struggle to communicate and need help developing basic skills, such as pointing (at something that they what or need) and joint attention (making eye contact). Structured teaching and working with speech therapists can help children develop this skill.
7 Strategies to Get Your Children to Do Want You Want!
We all want our children to develop to their full potential and be happy, responsible, and successful when they grow up. But that will not happen if we don’t set boundaries. Here are 7 strategies for setting boundaries.
How to Improve Executive Function Skills?
Good learning environments are proven to help children establish executive function skills which will serve them throughout their lives.
Kindergartens without the walls – Forest Kindergartens
The number and popularity of forest kindergartens around the world is growing because of the positive benefits they have on children’s health and development.
How to Get Children’s Attention Every Time?
Every kindergarten teacher needs to be a good manager of her classroom. One of the indicators of that is how successful she is in getting childrens attention when necessary. But that can be sometimes challenging a spacialy for new kindergarten techers.
The Importance of Whole Child Development
Whole child development seeks to engage children in the whole of their being and potential. It assumes that each child arrives at this world with their own set of talents and interests that are to some degree completely independent from the child’s upbringing.
Good News about Stress
Do you know that harmful effects of stress on your health are not inevitable? How you think and how you act can transform your experience of stress. It is not about seeing glass half empty or half full. The question is: “How heavy is the glass of water?”
International Conference for Kindergarten Teachers
Challenges and Creativity in Preschool Education – International conference for kindergarten teachers
How to improve preschool programs?
Preschools should overall focus more on the positive sides and give children the freedom to talk, influence and move that will prepare them for life.