Any parent of a preschooler knows the subject of sharing warrants an entire how-to manual. So although our four-part series on sharing is all wrapped up today, just in time for the holidays, we hope you’ll refer back to it – and print and upload our adorable sharing activities – throughout 2012. But first, check [...]
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Your newborn baby is ready to care and share, right from the start. Yes – the very start. Neonatal nurses know that the sound of a crying newborn will trigger “sympathetic crying” in the other newborns. It’s part of your baby’s “hardware” that includes specific brain circuits for caring and sharing. New research – summarized [...]
The word “sharing” doesn’t usually conjure up images of fun, happy play in the mind of preschoolers’ parents. More often, sharing means protests of “mine!” and guaranteed hurt feelings. But sharing doesn’t have to be dreaded. The best way to teach sharing is by simply having fun with it. Preschoolers are deeply involved in their [...]
This is the first in a three-part series that looks at the learning process. Be sure to check back in February for the next installment. What your child learns today is helping lay the foundation for a lifetime. Stimulating early childhood experiences where children learn to solve problems, make difficult decisions and assess the consequences [...]
Absolutely! Look around. Children are using computers, tablets, smart phones — all the latest technology. You may think your child is only playing game, but look again: you will be surprised to see how much learning is taking place. The Learning Process in the Earliest Years The learning process starts at a young age when [...]
Every day when you drop off your most priceless treasure — your child — into the care of our teachers and administrators, you assume that your child will be safe and secure. You probably do not even consciously think about this subject anymore. But when you were looking for a school to choose for your [...]
You’ve been there: Several parents get their preschoolers together for a playdate. As the grown-ups get down to coffee and chatting, the kids get down to play. All too soon, you’re pulled away from some much-needed adult conversation by Sharing Gone Bad – the sound of your child screeching, “Mine! It’s mine!” So much for [...]
Shawna’s daughter Riley was one of those perfect, easy babies – she slept through the night, only cried when she needed something, and loved for grandma to read her The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Shawna thought she had this parenting thing figured out. Then Riley turned 10 months old – and everything changed. Riley screamed at [...]
Joy: the emotion evoked by well-being, success or by the prospect of possessing what one desires. Joy belongs to all of us. It is the cornerstone of living fully. In today’s fast-paced, hurry-up world, it is easy to lose joy without meaning to — it is easy to rob our children of their joy. As [...]
From Laura St. John @ Discovery Kids Puterbugs Sometimes technology can be frustrating! With all the technology you may be purchasing this holiday season, here are three top tips to avoid “tech tantrums” — you know, those frustrating tech meltdowns we all experience every now and then! 1. Buy Age-Appropriate Games If you were book [...]