Singing science concepts
April 7, 2016
In the STEM and STEAM educational movements, teachers are being challenged to emphasize science, math, and the arts in children’s play. Brain researchers are uncovering evidence that shows that musical experiences enhance children’s thinking and executive function. What better way to tap into these movements than by making a habit of singing about science and math as children play, discover, and explore?
New On Demand in April
April 6, 2016
Preschool Foundations: Understand Physical and Cognitive Development; PYD Foundations: Cultural Competency and Responsiveness
Early Intervention (EI): Supporting infants and toddlers
March 10, 2016
At some point almost all early educators work with a child who receives or needs early intervention (EI) services. Early intervention consists of services and supports designed to help children who have a developmental delay or special need, and their families. Through collaboration with families and related service providers, supportive practices for infants and toddlers who receive EI services can be implemented within existing routines and across environments.
Discipline is…the next step after time-out
February 22, 2016
When a child misbehaves, the first (and perhaps only) thing adults may think of is to use time-out. Time-out has become the most used, and possibly the most misused, strategy to respond to a child's behavior.
Learning, Rube Goldberg style!
February 9, 2016
The name Rube Goldberg has become synonymous with the building of crazy contraptions. How can this kind of wacky thinking inspire early childhood classroom experiences?