We all see pictures on Pinterest and Instagram of beautifully decorated classroom walls, but are those walls effective and benefiting the students? Every classroom has walls, and they should be used to their advantage.
CHILD LEARNER , ELEMENTARY , FALL , GRADESCHOOL , HOMESCHOOLING , PRESCHOOL , SPRING , SUMMER , WINTER
Kids are curious and observant by nature, and they'll eventually wonder why it doesn't snow in the summer or why it's warm only part of the year. It's important for parents to teach your kids about seasons.
If you visit a Montessori school, you'll quickly realize that it's like no other school. Montessori schools are a space filled with educational, inviting materials, attentive students, and peace.
Helping your child handle emotions is one of the hardest things that a parent can do. Sometimes, we, as adults, struggle to handle emotions, so teaching kids without complete impulse control to do so is a challenge.
Learning the days of the week and months of the year are often taught to preschoolers and kindergarteners. It's simple memorization, and it's a great way for teachers and parents alike to start their day. I promise that teaching your kids the days and months doesn't have to be hard.
Learning to tell time is a rather important skill for your kids. While we do, in most cases, have digital clocks, it's still a crucial skill for kids to learn how to use an analog clock. Those hands can sure be confusing at first! Teaching your kids to tell time shouldn't be a confusing or troublesome task.
Winter may be dreary and drab since we are stuck inside more often, but that doesn't mean it's lacking in learning opportunities. It's the perfect time to focus on some winter themed learning with yo
If winter means anything, it means there will be plenty of snow. Rather than being upset with the snow, use it to your advantage and find fun games and activities with snow. Snow can even be educational.
Before you had kids, New Year's Eve might have been spent at a party or at a bar, dancing and drinking. Now that you have kids, the celebration changes and becomes low-key. I prefer celebrating New Year's Eve with kids at home. We make plenty of memories.
Christmas is the time for traditions and memories. While presents are fun, the kids remember the traditions for years to come, and as adults, those traditions will stick in their minds. Our family has five favorite Christmas traditions that we look forward to each year.
Taking a bath is often a child's favorite activity, but it doesn't always bring happiness to all kids. Whether your child finds bath time a friend or foe, finding some fun bathtub game and learning activities makes the time even more interesting.
Thanksgiving isn't too far off in the future, and reading Thanksgiving books to your children is a great way to teach them about the meaning of this holiday. cx z