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20 May

How to Talk To Kids About COVID-19

How to Talk To Kids About COVID-19 By Melissa Wood, Parenting Magazine With COVID-19 (CoronaVirus) everywhere on the news, it’s likely that kiddos in your home and in your classroom  are wondering what’s going on. Uncertainty can make kiddos feel anxious and afraid (just like in us adults). Be Open and Honest It is important […]


22 Sep

6 Fun, Preschool Math Activities

 Fun, Preschool Math Activities Math doesn’t have to be intimidating. In fact, it can actually be fun, and these six activities can help you introduce your child to many different concepts including counting, sorting, patterns, and geometric shapes. Ready to get started? Enlist the help of food, stuffed animals, socks, and more. 1. Count with […]


25 Jul

3 Things to Prepare for When Transitioning to the Toddler Classroom

Adapted from The Family Room So, the day arrived when our son was finally ready to transition to the toddler classroom from his infant classroom. At first, this was exciting news, as it was a big step for him developmentally. The teachers in his classroom carefully helped us plan the move, taking into consideration his physical development and what […]


24 Jun

Teaching Children Water Safety

Teaching children water safety is a key part of reducing child drownings. In Florida, drownings are one of the leading causes of child deaths.   The following information is important to teach to children and reiterated through the water safety program:   Never go near the water without an adult. While swimming can be fun, it’s […]


30 May

6 Science Podcasts for Kids

Adapted from Bright Horizons “Why is the sky blue?” “What is that plant called?” “How can birds fly?” “How hot is the sun?” Sound familiar? You probably have a curious child on your hands…and you might be flooded with more science-y questions than you can answer. Let podcasts for kids help! Whether you and your child have […]


10 May

Understanding Preschool Friendships: 6 Things to Know

Adapted from Bright Horizons Family Room Last weekend at my daughter’s soccer game, my almost 4-year-old son sat huddled with a friend under a shared blanket and played trucks together. Minutes later the boys were running around an abandoned baseball field playing pretend baseball. In a blink of an eye, they lost all interest in […]


11 Apr

All About Conscious Discipline

– Created by Dr. Becky Bailey ” Conscious Discipline is an emotional intelligence program where children learn to express their emotions, resolve problems with words, and work with others. It was developed by Dr. Becky Bailey, an author, and early childhood educator. It is designed to create an environment where the motivation to behave comes […]


11 Mar

Tips for Teaching Your Child about Personal Safety

– Adapted from Lexi Walters Wright ” When it comes to personal safety, kids with learning and attention issues may be more vulnerable than other kids. So how can you teach your child about “safe” and “unsafe” people? “ 1. Say it early, often and very clearly Tell your child: “Never go with anyone unless […]


4 Jan

Start the New Year Off Right: Resolve to Raise a Reader!

Start the New Year Off Right: Resolve to Raise a Reader! – Adapted from Reading Rockets ” Many New Year’s resolutions focus on developing healthy habits. Here’s one that is important to make and keep: provide a regular diet of books and reading for your preschooler. You feed and care for your child every day […]


20 Dec

Cognitive Development in Preschool Children

Adapted from Alexandra Louis During the preschool and kindergarten years, cognitive development is accelerated through play. Play encourages all the important areas of development. It includes social, emotional, physical, communication/language and cognitive development. This refers to learning to question, problem-solve, learn about spatial relationships. In addition, they acquire knowledge through imitation, memory, number sense, classification, […]

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