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What’s the Difference Between Baby 1.0 vs. Toddler 2.0?

Dear Tech Support, Last year I upgraded from Baby 1.0 to Toddler 2.0. and noticed a distinct increase in the system’s overall performance, particularly in Tantrums 4.0 and it regularly defaults to a “No” application I never downloaded. In ad...
by The Honorable Mention on Oct 29, 2013

How to make a kids classroom art gallery!

When I first began teaching I put a lot if money back into the program. Then I learned was to be more Recession Chic. Today's teachers have to be quite resourceful and found my parents very willing to help-boy does that lighten the load! We...
by The Honorable Mention on Jul 13, 2012

Cooking Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham with Kids

Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham is one of my favorite books to read to young children. The preschool curriculum get on a cooking kick and we all seem to love experimenting with foods. What I love about this special way of making the green eggs is tha...
by The Honorable Mention on Mar 4, 2011

How to Get Free Classroom Materials

Now a days wallets are thin. We I used to not think twice about purchasing before-is now bought on sale.And I mean a good sale.I am learning to be a bit more recession chic when I realized people and businesses really do want to help. They just aren'...
by The Honorable Mention on Jan 30, 2011

The Slug Sandwich

Some things go down easier than others. Confronting parents about unpleasant situations with their child has never been at the top of my list. I usually bounce off of coworker or a good friend some of the best ways to approach a parent. I don't...
by The Honorable Mention on Sep 10, 2010

The Back To School Checklist For New Teachers

There are so many things to think about besides posting up bulletin boards, cubby tags and tying shoes. But what? We remember those first time teacher jitters. This back to school checklist really helped me. I was sure to ask veteran teachers for tip...
by The Honorable Mention on Aug 29, 2010

Great Teacher Ideas for Back to School Month!

Making the transition back to school can be fun and exciting for children and families. By promoting a sense of community in the beginning of the school year we create and atmosphere for comfort and friendship for both new and returning fam...
by The Honorable Mention on Aug 20, 2010

Tips About School Clothes for Kids

Okay, so July is the biggest month for back to school clothing sales and then August is the next big sweep. Kids grow by leaps and bounds over the summer so school clothes are a must! Before you donate or toss out old clothing check with your child's...
by The Honorable Mention on Aug 3, 2010

Being a Social Teacher

Caring, sensitive adults are ideal social teachers. Unlike preschool peers, parents and teachers draw on extensive emotional resources when they interact with children.Being a social teacher means we:* Help describe emotions verbally* ...
by The Honorable Mention on Jul 13, 2010

Color Science and Water Play in Early Childhood Education

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny..." ~Isaac AsimovWhen the weather is nice and sunny we live to bring water play both indoors and outdoors. I lov...
by The Honorable Mention on Jun 11, 2010

where the love is

"Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love."~Zig ZiglarI am always excited for the children when summer begins. The new season means new activites and trips. We also do a lot of water play activites. If we can incorporate water...
by The Honorable Mention on Jun 3, 2010

The Ounce of Prevention

"Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see." ~Neil Postman, The Disappearance of Childhood (introduction), 1982 Senator Obama spoke in at the Ounce of Prevention Fund's Spring Luncheon. He acknowledged programs such as t...
by The Honorable Mention on Jun 2, 2010

Understanding Preschoolers and Sharing

"The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground."I love to have The Toddlers Creed poem up on the preschool room door. A sense of humor and go a long way when a parent is concerned about a child not sharing right away in prescho...
by The Honorable Mention on Jun 1, 2010

Building Skills in Early Childhood Education

" It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."  ~Frederick DouglassFostering a positive environment in the child's home proves to be a great foundation for success.Nobel laureate, James Heckman, discusses how skills build up...
by The Honorable Mention on May 31, 2010

Know it all.

 "Can we actually "know" the universe?  I mean, it's hardenough finding your way around in Chinatown."We had a Dad-parent come in and do an activity with the preschoolers. He said he had had some left over materials from a Solar System acti...
by The Honorable Mention on May 28, 2010

High Quality Learning Environments

" A three year old child is a being who gets almost asmuch fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm."  ~Bill VaughanThe importance of High Quality Learing environments has been precipitat...
by The Honorable Mention on May 24, 2010

Soft Skills in Early Childhood Education

 Soft Skills such as perseverance, attention, motivation, and self-confidence contribute greatly to "success in society at large. Professor James Heckman has confirmed skills such as these are not only predictive in academic success scores but f...
by The Honorable Mention on May 20, 2010

The Cheering Squad

"A true teacher want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be." I am often told about many concerns about children's development and an Early Childhood Educator. Many children have been labeled as delayed, special needs, eve...
by The Honorable Mention on May 19, 2010

4 Things to Look for Before Potty Training a Child

"Are we there yet?"Let’s face it, everyone has some pretty interesting insight on how to effectively potty train a child. Well meaning pediatricians give lots of information but are sometimes vague in the approach. Dr. Tony Braselton,  has alw...
by The Honorable Mention on May 17, 2010

Tips For Connecting With Parents

 Everyone is the age of their heart. ~Guatemalan ProverbI really appreciate the support from families and parents in the classroom. Often I have been told by parents that they are not sure how to be helpful in the classroom. I really make a...
by The Honorable Mention on May 13, 2010


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