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Self-Regulation: the #1 skill for success in school and life!

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As part of our summer book study on Challenging Behaviors, we are discussing self-regulation today! It is the number one skills for success in school and life!

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Science in the preschool classroom

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The basics of science in the preschool classroom.

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Five simple classroom lessons we can learn from a plastic Easter egg

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Plastic Easter eggs inspire this post about what kinds of things you choose to add and keep in your classroom!

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Just Playing : pop, pop, popcorn

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Play is a critical part of early learning and yet it is easy to overlook the complex learning that is taking place and dismiss child’s play as nothing but “just play.”

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Using pretend versus real tools in preschool – let’s talk about it

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Let’s talk about the use of real tools versus pretend tools in preschool! I am sure you have your own thoughts on the subject!

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Ready for Kindergarten

Ready for Kindergarten offers simple to follow guidance and tips for where to focus your energy, how to support the learning that naturally takes place, and how to make the most of your child’s pre-kindergarten year.

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National Adoption Month: A parent’s perspective on diversity in the early childhood classroom

How does your classroom reflect the families in your care? Read this unique perspective of one parent and what she hopes to find!

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First Times: 21 days of gratitude

This is a note to encourage you as you participate in the many first time experiences of the children in your care…

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The things we learn at teacher workshops

A little look at a Teach Preschool workshop and a few terrific ideas for Teacher Door Prizes!

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Managing biting in the toddler environment

See what the experts had to say on Bam Radio about how to address biting in the early childhood classroom.

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The power of play in the early learning environment

Answering the question, “”How will my child be prepared for school if all he does is play in preschool?

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An invitation to play all through out the learning environment

See how to create invitations to play all throughout your preschool environment and content areas.

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An invitation to play tutorial

A wonderful set of photos along with a short tutorial on creating an invitation to play in the preschool classroom.

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Teaching in the Digital Age | Book Study

Come and join in this wonderful summer books study with me and my fellow bloggers!

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Helping young children develop self-control

Teaching children self-control doesn’t have to be complex but it does need to be a goal in any preschool classroom!

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The chances in preschool

Giving young children the chance to grow….

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