Teaching Young Children Foreign Languages: Interview with Myelita Melton

March 8, 2010

Tweet Tweet Experts agree that introducing children to foreign languages should begin as early as possible. The earlier, the better! Teaching young children foreign languages a huge topic and one that many daycare providers or those that own childcare centers debate.  In our interview with Myelita Melton, CEO of SpeakEasy Communications, Inc, and author of [...]

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Teaching Preschoolers the Letter V: Alphabet Recognition Activities

February 8, 2010

Tweet Tweet Preschool teachers and daycare providers can help children learn to recognize and write the letter V through fun activities that support clear learning objectives. Learning Objectives The students will identify the letter V. The students make and recognize the V sound. The students will learn to trace and write upper and lower case [...]

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Learning through Play and Preschool Activities: Interview with Jan Z. Olsen (Part 2)

January 15, 2010

Tweet Tweet In part two of our interview with Jan Z. Olsen, Olsen discusses how learning through play leads to real life learning in physical and cognitive development and offers examples of activities that a daycare provider can easily implement. OwnADaycare: How does play lead to real life learning in the area of physical development? [...]

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Learning Through Play and Preschool Activities: Interview with Jan Z. Olsen

January 13, 2010

Tweet Tweet Children learn through both direct and indirect play. Child day care providers can take advantage of opportunities for social and emotional learning through play activities. In our interview with expert Jan Z. Olsen, OTR, co-creator of The Get Set for School™ readiness program and founder and creator of Handwriting Without Tears®, explains the importance [...]

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Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Children: Interview with Myelita Melton

December 11, 2009

Tweet Tweet If your daycare or preschool program does not include curriculum that introduces children to foreign languages, you may want to rethink or restructure your daycare program. According to experts, introducing children to foreign languages should begin as early as possible. For a child in a daycare center, the advantages and benefits of learning [...]

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Winter Preschool Reading and Resource List: Free Winter Printables

December 7, 2009

Tweet Tweet Winter is the season which begins with the winter solstice, which is around December 21 in the Northern Hemisphere, and ends with the spring equinox which is around March 21 in the Northern Hemisphere. Teach young children about winter through winter themed lesson plans and activities. Consider the following reading lists and resources [...]

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Is your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Interview with Stacey Kannenberg

December 4, 2009

Tweet Tweet One important duty of childcare centers and preschools is to prepare children to enter preschool. Is your child preschool ready? In this interview with Stacey Kannenberg, co-author of the award winning, California and Texas Approved books Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten! and Let’s Get Ready For First Grade!, discusses signs of kindergarten readiness. [...]

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Fall or Autumn Preschool Leaf Mural: Creative Activity for Toddlers

October 23, 2009

Tweet Tweet Creative activities for the children in your child care center should foster creative development. Creative activities should promote expression, encourage spontaneity in material usage, and introduce children to textured materials. A leaf mural is a creative activity that supports creative development and teaches children in child day care centers about seasons. Begin by [...]

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Feed the Turkey: Thanksgiving Preschool Activity

October 22, 2009

Tweet Tweet Activities for young children in child care centers should include physical gross motor activities. Through gross motor activities, preschool age children learn to master balance, spatial orientation, laterality, and the coordination of major muscles. Children in your daycare center can learn gross motor skills by practicing and by participating in activities which involves [...]

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Halloween Preschool Activity: Halloween Cookie Cutter Art

October 20, 2009

Tweet Tweet Early learning goals for preschool age children involve creative development objectives. According to Mary Mayesky*, “People who work with young children need to understand creativity and have the skills to help and encourage children to express their creative natures. They should realize the importance of creativity for both children and teachers. They should [...]

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