Teaching social-emotional skills through story Learning social-emotional skills early on in life is an important part of our development. These are the skills that support our interactions with those around us while we build long-lasting relationships with friends and...read more
There are so many beautiful philosophies when it comes to supporting how you approach early childhood education.
From Montessori to Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Forest Schools, Child-Led, Theme Based Education, Play Based, Child-Centered, Curriculum Guided… the list could get very long.
Something that most, if not all of these educational foundations have in common is the value placed on the environment where the learning occurs: be it outside in nature or inside a beautifully and thoughtfully created space – or a combination of the two. There is a research-based belief that the space in which the learning occurs has an incredible impact on each child’s experience.
I love the idea of a “wonder-filled environment”, a phrase I first heard from Sally of Fairy Dust Teaching.
But what exactly is a wonder-filled learning environment?
Strategies for Teaching Social-Emotional Skills to Children Especially for those who have difficulty expressing themselves What is social-emotional learning in early childhood? Children are learning so much in their early years as the world opens up before their eyes....read more
Connecting with Kids at Home The pressure of raising successful children for parents As an educator, I know exactly what expectations wait for my daughter when she enters the classroom - still a few years away. I know the journey through school, the pressure to carry...read more
Alternative gifts for children with more than enough toys Thinking of gift-giving season that is very fast approaching us, I dread the idea of more “stuff” entering my house. Although it is an ongoing battle with the memories I’ve attached to the simplest of things,...read more
Why I love Crayola Products I love Crayola products! Who doesn't?! Crayola makes reliable, dependable, arts and crafts products geared toward children while keeping parent needs in mind. And they cannot be compared to in regard to quality. Have you used a crayon at a...read more
The Best Teaching Resources that Teachers Use at Home that You Will LOVE to Have Around the House! Teaching resources aren't just for the classroom As a teacher, I found ways to make my day run more smoothly in the classroom and to support the children getting the...read more