Children and Chores: Start ‘Em Early!

Children and Chores: Start ‘Em Early!

Back when I was in the classroom, I developed a “teach them to fish” mentality with all sorts of administrative tasks that could take away my (oh, so limited) time to actually teach the kids. I would cringe when I’d see other teachers spending their precious planning...
All the Things! Collections and Kids

All the Things! Collections and Kids

The minute you walk into my daughter Gv’s room, you start to wonder if you’ve stepped through the wrong door and are back outside. That’s because you’re immediately met by piles of rocks, sticks, feathers, shells, moss, lichen and other bits of nature that she...
Even Preschoolers Can Memorize Things!

Even Preschoolers Can Memorize Things!

If you follow a classical learning approach, the concept of memorization is already near and dear to your heart. But even if that style of learning isn’t your cup of tea, memorizing is one of the best tools you can introduce your little preschool sponges too! Did that...
Encouraging Performance in Preschoolers

Encouraging Performance in Preschoolers

Did you read that title and immediately picture little dancing divas or pageant princesses prancing around in over-the-top, ruffled skirts? That’s not the type of performance I’m talking about. No. I’ve found that just because a child participates in some type of...
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