This is my preschool teacher humor story. I teach one of the pre-k classes at a private preschool and kindergarten. Continue reading Preschool Teacher Humor
Earlier this spring, I had dinner with some new friends who, like my husband and me, are parents of a toddler. Between bites of guacamole, I briefly described the nature of our ongoing research at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center regarding children’s educational apps—and a common interest was ignited. We …
Separation anxiety… Nothing is more exciting and terrifying than the first day of school. Many of the children who come into your classroom will have a very tough time saying goodbye to mom, dad, etc. Continue reading Separation Anxiety Tips
Preschool Transitions: Clean Up Time
Another variation on getting the children to clean up, pretending to be vacuum cleaners: I put a “spell” on the room. Continue reading Preschool Transitions: Clean Up Time
When we think of apps for kids, we often think of games for either entertainment or learning. But apps aren’t limited to just games or books—apps can provide important social, emotional, and physical experiences too. Continue reading Family Time with Apps: A Guide to Using Apps with Your Kids
Thanks to the wonderful Dr. Jessica Piotrowski on behalf of the Center for Research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media in Amsterdam as well as Northwestern’s Center for Media & Human Development and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, I was fortunate to be part of a preconference of the International …
It’s Daylene again 😎 I had a ton of people ask about my post entitled “Dance in the Rain.” Many people did not know about my big ‘ol fluffy heart. So, sit back and I’ll tell you a story. Continue reading Princess Constance Tub a Thump
Can you believe we only have two more months of Summer? Where has the time gone? Soon, we will be getting ready for the Fall.
To help you celebrate Summer, we have uploaded four games that you can print out and use in your classroom or at home. Continue reading Free Downloadable Summer Games
ACN Latitudes is a fantastic website where you can download hundreds of free behavior charts to be used at home or in the classroom. Continue reading FREE Printable Behavior Charts for Home and School
Twelve years ago, I was well on my way to teaching early childhood education full-time in a college or university setting. Then…the storm came.
I started to be short of breath all the time. My legs swelled so much that my skin cracked and water leaked out. Over the period of three months, I went to several different cardiologists and left without any answers. Continue reading Dance in the Rain