How To Make Story Time Work Well For Young Children AND YOU TOO

As we celebrate Black History Month and the lives and legacies of icons like Dr. Martin Luther King, we have a marvelous opportunity to share the stories of historic figures with young children in a way that is accessible, meaningful and lasting. That mechanism is called read alouds with children’s picture books.  When you’re standing…

Parent Collective: Pool Those Resources!

If you’ve ever read the children’s story Stone Soup you understand the principle that no matter how little we may have individually, if we all add what we have together, it will be enough to go around.That same principle can be aptly applied to parents who join together to pool ideas, information and resources for…

Do You Need A Parent Collective?

🏝 Are you a preschool parent who feels like you’re marooned on Gilligan’s Island? _ 😩📝 Are you struggling to keep up with endless worksheets disguised as homework and stressing when your preschooler rebels? _ 😥 Do you find yourself unable to name one other parent in your child’s class? _ 📲 Do you wish…

Parent Power in Action

I came across a very interesting statistic the other day while researching the greatest concerns of preschool parents. While parents over all were concerned with issues like separation anxiety, transitions from home to school, their child’s abilities to get along and make friends, as well as academic expectations (in other words could they keep up),…

How WhatsApp Helps Me Stay Connected To My Grandkids

🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏼‍♂️🙋🏻🙋🏿‍♂️How many of you have loved ones who live far away and out of regular reach? _ 🗺 Most, if not all, of you know from my previous posts that my grandchildren are living abroad with their parents and as a grandmama let me tell you that it’s HARD! _ 🌊🚫🚙 I want so badly…

Collecting Memories Over Things Thru Family Travel

During my recent family vacations to Europe, as we hoped in and out of plans, trains and automobiles, I took some time to reflect on what travel has meant to me and my family. I remember a summer trip with my parents and 8 siblings from our home in Georgia to the nation’s capital, Washington,…

Contest Winners Announcement

📢😆 I am thrilled to announce the winners of the free session with Dr. Marta are: _ 🏆 Robert Williams Jr. _ 🏆 Donna Wiggins _ 🏆 Coletta Patterson _ To claim your free early childhood educational consulting session please email me at info@AskDrMarta.com before February 29, 2020 so that we can take care of…

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Today is a wonderful day for many reasons.  The celebration of the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings people from all walks of life together to reflect on the message he championed of continuing the work of breaking down the barriers that separate us to create a better world. My team and…

Vacation Survival Kits For Kids

Quick Tip: Vacation Survival Kits For Kids _ 🗺 🇮🇹 On holiday in Italy with my family I observed the wisdom of bringing activities, toys and snacks to keep young adventurers occupied and happy travelers. _ 🎒📚🧸 My daughter-in-law wisely filled her backpack with books, treasured toys, tasty treats and water for her children. _…

Training Workshop Announcement Coming Soon

👩🏽‍🏫 🇺🇸 I spent over two decades of my career delivering workshops and trainings for educators from all across the U.S. _ 🏫 These special moments creating communities of learning and practice that lived on far beyond the workshop sessions where we explored ways of effectively facilitating learning in an early childhood environment. _ 📢😆…

Your Children Will Take You Places You Never Dreamed You’d Go

My father used to say this to us years ago and weight of his words revisited me this past week as I toured northern Italy with my children and grandchildren. For those of you who tuned in last week, I shared my first impressions of arriving in Venice, the floating city. I was awestruck. I…