Raising children with a sense of gratitude can be challenging. In today’s permissive atmosphere, some children may seem greedy or pushy when they demand toys or special outings. This is normal from a developmental standpoint, but modeling habits of gratitude gives your child an important skill to draw on as they grow up. With our six easy tips, you can help your children be
Your 3-year-old is surely developing curiosity when it comes to pencil and paper. While he or she may not yet be ready to write out full words, getting started early is never a bad idea. In fact, research is finding as early as the age of two, children begin to recognize the distinction between drawing pictures and writing words. There are several activities that
Are you looking for a new technique to get the attention of preschoolers in your care? Have you tried clapping your hands, or flicking a light? A powerful preschool teachers method for getting children to shift focus from what they are doing so they can listen to the teacher is utilizing song. When other approaches do not work, sing it instead of saying it.
Confident children can accomplish anything. We all want our children to grow up and be confident in their abilities and comfortable with their identity. Most of us also realize that confidence is not always an easy thing to instill in a child, especially if we ourselves struggle with confidence in our adult lives. But as fate would have it, it is all the more
Your child’s first day at day care is a big day for both of you. You don’t want your little one to feel anxious, and you don’t want to feel anxious either. The best way to have a stress-free experience is to prepare ahead of time. Choose a day care that you’re comfortable with. Work hard to find a center whose staff and methods