Social Studies with Preschoolers

Social Studies with Preschoolers

The smell of apple pie baking, walks in the woods, a song on the radio, a Christmas ornament, holiday traditions… these are all things that trigger family memories. But, did you ever consider that social studies with preschoolers is a great lesson? Passing on those memories helps your child learn...

Math for Infants to Age Five

Math for Infants to Age Five

“If you trust play, you will not have to control your child’s development as much. Play will raise the child in ways you can never imagine.” ~ Vince Gowmon

By the time we reach adulthood we have forgotten what it was like to learn with the excitement and enthusiasm of a child. We take for granted the...

Stone Soup – A Lesson through the Ages

Stone Soup - A Lesson through the Ages

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Maya Angelou

Today, I was reminded of a lesson from years ago. It was a story told in my oldest son’s kindergarten class. Even now, after having heard the story many times, it always takes my mind on a gentle journey...

Painting with Infants and Toddlers

Painting with Infants and Toddlers

Have you ever been painting with your older children and look up to see your infant sitting in the bouncer or high chair just staring in amazement and wanting to join in? Well, don’t leave baby out of the fun! But wait a minute, you think it’s not safe… baby will get the paint in their mouths as...

EEEEEK!! My Preschooler Has Homework

My Preschooler Has Homework

My preschooler brought home, homework! How can that be? He is still my little baby. He’s not old enough for homework. He’s not ready for this… I’M not ready for this! *Sigh* Does that sound familiar? We are several weeks into the school year and some preschoolers’ parents had those exact things to...

What Children Learn through Art

What’s art got to do with it, got to do with it?

“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.” George Bernard Shaw. I can think of nothing more descriptive of art than those words. Oh, how true they are. A child creating a work of art is the equivalent of a songwriter pouring emotion...