If you want to capture a young child's attention, then focus on the things that matter the most to the child and one of those things is the child's family. Our preschoolers have a way of reminding us about what matters most to them through their everyday conversations and interactions. And although any time throughout the school year is a good time to celebrate families, the holidays are especially a good time to focus on the [...]
At the top of your list of priorities needs to be building a sense of community in your classroom. Come and see these tips on how to build community!
Stacking boxes and learning about kindness as we read Claude the Dog in preschool today.
In my years of classroom experience, I have found that the more I encourage children to take care of their own property the more responsive and cooperative they become. Naptime is an example of how children can be taught to take pride in doing something well and then enjoy the results. Naptime begins in this classroom by having each child get their blankets out of their own cubby. The cots are already placed on the [...]
Dealing with Separation Anxiety before heading off to preschool or kindergarten.