Month: October 2016

A Lesson About Empathy From Sesame Street

A new survey from Sesame Workshop found that parents and teachers worry a lot about kindness — what it looks like, how to cultivate it…

American Academy Of Pediatrics Lifts ‘No Screens Under 2’ Rule

A new policy statement says kids as young as 15 months can learn from media when a caregiver is present and involved. Source: American Academy…

New Workshops Coming Soon

New Perpetual Preschool Workshops Planned for the 2016-2017 Year  Gathering and Using Digital Media in the Classroom (Early 2017) I’m Ready For My Closeup Mr.…

25 Ways to Obtain Children’s Attention in a School Setting

These are fantastic classroom management ideas! 25 Ways to Obtain Children’s Attention in a School Setting by Leah Davies, M.Ed.  

Thanksgiving Snacks For Preschoolers

  Thanksgiving Snacks For Preschoolers Over 30 Thanksgiving snacks for preschoolers through second grade.

Fostering kindness in the classroom

Starting small: Fostering kindness in the classroom

5 Secrets to Raising a Kid Who Is Kind to Others

Want to raise kind kids? Follow these steps to make kindness count. Source: 5 Secrets to Raising a Kid Who Is Kind to Others

The Empathy Gap and How to Fill It

Teachers, parents, and school leaders have a role in fostering student empathy, particularly when children are very young, writes Jessica Sager. Source: The Empathy Gap…

Bad eating habits can start in daycare

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Some daycare centers may find “clean plate club” policies hard to resist, even though working too hard to control…

Giving babies healthy foods early may shape childhood tastes

By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) – Young toddlers who eat a range of fruits and vegetables may learn to enjoy healthy eating as they grow…

No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

  No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas A collection of twenty five no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas, many based on literary characters.  These are great for preschool,…

Dyslexia: One Mom’s Journey With Her Daughter

Since October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, Sarah Damm is sharing her family’s journey with Dyslexia. She hopes that it will help another family who might…

How to Talk to Your Children About the 2016 Presidential Campaign

What could have possibly prepared us for the 2016 presidential election? And how are we supposed to talk to our kids about it? Source: How…

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Presidential Election (without All the Negativity)

Your kids will hear political banter, especially now with the upcoming presidential election. They need to be prepared for it to know how to respond.…

Helping Kids Understand the Election

A Parent’s Guide to Talking About the Presidential Election Source: The Race is On!  Helping Kids Understand the Election . PBS Parents | PBS  

Good motor control boosts learning

Source: Good motor control boosts learning  

Parenting a child in chronic pain.

Source: Parenting a child in chronic pain.  

Preschool Suspensions Really Happen And That’s Not OK With Connecticut

A new study by researchers at Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble. Source: Preschool…

Bias Isn’t Just A Police Problem, It’s A Preschool Problem

A new study by researchers at Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble. Source: Bias…

Win $100 Worth Of Small Muscle Development Toys In October

On October 31, 2016, I am giving away $100.00 worth of new, unopened small muscle development toys and a free workshop to one lucky person.…