Situations to Stimulate Curiosity and Learning Have you ever read something that just stuck with you? You know, no matter what else you read or saw your brain kept coming back to that same thought? That happened to me today as I was doing some research. I ran across this question, “How do teachers create situations and opportunities that guide children to act on their natural powers of observation and curiosity and seemingly direct their own learning?”  A well-educated teacher with a passion for teaching children would certainly know how to do this, but what about parents, caregivers, and students
Home and School Partnerships It’s a new school year and what better time to talk about home and school partnerships. For the purposes of this article, the term “school” includes childcare centers, preschools, public and private school systems. To build that relationship and make the partnership work, that requires effort, patience, and determination by the school and the home. Teachers, management, parents, grandparents… etc. must work together for the benefit of the child. Today, we will discuss some of the ways those partnerships are built and maintained. Communication Schools communicate through many forms of medium. 1.      Letters 2.      Calendars 3.     
How the Thought Process Affects Behavior Children and adults all have the same method of processing thought. As adults, we hope that we have already mastered this skill, however, in today’s world with stressors around every corner, we tend to revert back to our childhood days. With children, they are just learning how to process thoughts. Hopefully, by the time you finish this article, we will have successfully demonstrated how the thought process affects behavior. The optimal goal here is to get parents, teachers, and caregivers the understanding of why a child behaves the way they do and how to
Kidz World will begin using Kinderlime, our new childcare management system, on July 9, 2018. This means you can share in your child’s daily activity, and receive notifications and alerts, all directly on your phone and email. We have set aside Thursday, June 28th 2:30-5:30pm for parents to come in and speak to Belinda, Office Manager, about activating their Kinderlime account or ask any questions. You may also email questions regarding Kinderlime to Belinda at any time. Friday, 6/15/2018, all parents will received an invitation to activate your Kinderlime account. This activation is not optional. All parents must have
Sign Language in Early Childhood Education Sign language is not just for the hearing impaired. There is a great need for sign language in Early Childhood Education. Sign language is a form of communication. By teaching infants and toddlers sign language, we are giving them the ability to communicate far sooner than the timeframe in which their verbal skills develop. Frustration Have you ever experienced a young child trying to tell you something and you just couldn’t understand? Maybe they lacked the vocabulary to communicate. Maybe they had speech difficulties. Either way, you simply could not understand. What happened? Frustration!
Teaching Life Skills Through Center Play Does your four-year-old know how to sit down in a restaurant and order sushi? Do they know how to take an order? Cash out a purchase? Cook a meal? The odds are the answers to those questions is probably no. At Kidz World, we pride ourselves on teaching life skills through center play. A four-year-old is not going to walk into a restaurant and cook a meal, however, by learning life skills, they become familiar with the process and understand the behaviors that’s expected of them and those around them. Ms. Justus and Ms.
The Best of the Parenting Hacks Gena Lee Nolin said, “My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning,” they are also the reason you’re exhausted, losing your hair, and yoga pants your favorite article of clothing. Parenting is the hardest, yet most rewarding job you will ever have. There are days you will hang your head and cry and other days you will laugh until your cheeks hurt. You will spend countless hours second-guessing yourself and times patting yourself on the back for beating the odds and making the right decisions. There will
Teaching Math to Infants and Toddlers “One, two, buckle my shoe. Three, four, shut the door,”, “Jack and Jill went up the hill,”, “You put your right foot in, you put your right foot out,” these are tools that we have used forever to teach math language to children. Many caregivers never realize the connection between the lyrics to the math concept. Of course, we hear the rhythm and the sing song fun of it all. But, above all that, we are teaching counting, spatial awareness, patterning, shapes, and so much more. Teaching math to infants and toddlers can be