Photo courtesy of Pixabay Make Your Home Safe for You and Your Baby By Guest Writer: Ashley Taylor ( Most people would agree that raising children is the most rewarding activity of their lives, and disabled parents are no exception. Bringing home a new baby represents a challenge. But, new technologies have made raising a child much easier for someone with mobility issues. So. let’s talk about how to make your home safe for you and your baby. Even parents confined to a wheelchair can do all the day-to-day care for a new baby with careful planning and some specialized
Pic courtesy of: 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 say. Preschooler homework shock syndrome… PHSS. Ridiculous right? Well… not really. Today, we will discuss why preschool homework is really a good thing. “Do your homework. Find your voice. Be authentic. And then dive in with purpose.” Julie Foudy
Self-portrait work with a 3-year-old 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 from the depths of their soul into lyrics that will touch the world. The only difference is the song will last throughout the ages and be hummed in a moment
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!