Category "Literacy"

27Feb2024

So many kids that enter preschool or kindergarten age resist sitting to a book.

And some kids will listen to a book when the adult reads, but won’t pick up a book and look through it alone.

But did you know that by having kids be able to SIT And ATTEND to listen to a story is a key skill to have kids be successful in Kindergarten. And, if they can SIT on their OWN and LOOK through a book, that’s another major win!

But getting them to do one of these things can be difficult. Kids today are so fascinated with videos and screens.

There is a way to get kids to do both. That’s why in this blog I’m going to share a simple way you can use videos to teach this skill.

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15Jan2024

These 6 fun activities don’t just teach kindness and reading. They fit the fun Valentine’s theme, but you can do them any time of the year!

Children aren’t born with all the empathy skills we want them to have. We have to give them opportunities throughout their childhood.

Starting when kids are little, they learn watch and mimic others. And when they hit the toddler and preschool years there are so many ways to do small gestures, or fun activities that give them the life long skills we want.

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24Nov2023

Don’t get overwhelmed by where to start or what to teach toddler or preschool kids.

Children do not learn skills in isolation, or by subject.

Rather, they are naturally born curious and learn through a whole child hands-on approach.

This means that you can think about experiences that address the developmental domains.

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3Oct2023

Taking your child outside for daily walks and gross motor play is a vital part of their overall health and development – and it’s great for learning letters.

Did you know that exercise from physical activity increases oxygen and blood flow to the brain? 

This makes it an optimal time to have your child’s full attention and interest for learning a new skill. 

This shared activity with a common “goal” is also a great opportunity to connect and accomplish the search together.

Use the steps below during daily walks to incorporate academic concepts such as letter recognition and pre-writing strokes (horizontal/vertical lines, X, circles, +)

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5Jun2023

Summer is supposed to be fun!

If summer is supposed to be fun, then you want to have SIMPLE easy ideas to keep kids busy that don’t add more work on you.

Let’s face it. Every day you already have so much work to do, so why add more?

A summer activity calendar can help outline ideas to keep kids busy.

We all want kids to play independently, and that’s why simple activities that bring in a variety of open-ended play with time to bond and connect will foster those skills.

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30Apr2023

Too many kids are getting behind in reading,

and did you know it starts at toddlerhood!

A lot of people want to make sure their child has the right start to be reading so they don’t get behind in school.

And as a result, some parents are forcing skills that get in the way of play.

But did you know that you can teach reading through a fun whole child approach.

Developing the whole child is an important factor because children don’t learn subject areas in isolation.

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