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…

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),…

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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…

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…

Mentorship Matters-A Salute to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Could not end the day without saluting the outstanding men of @alpha_phi_alpha for their unwavering commitment to education. It takes a village and we appreciate each and every one of you who fight the good fight with us to help prepare our children for bright futures of service to all mankind. #AskDrMarta #earlychildhoodeducation

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Grab one of the last 15 Dr. Marta Big Boxes of 2019 for the young learner in your life. Featuring Dr. Marta’s Tool Kits, the Big Box gives parents and educators the tools they need to get kids ready to start school. A veteran early childhood educator of over 40 years, Dr. Marta provides easy…

Are My Career Moves Hurting My Kids – Part 2

PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 For Part 2 of our series we are going to explore more strategies for helping young kids to cope and excel when they are forced to move for their parents’ careers. If you’re just tuning in, I encourage you to check out last week’s blog for Part 1 of the…

We ALL Need Great Teachers

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬ This one goes out to all of my brothers and sisters who have taken on…

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🌻 Happy Monday! _ 🤗 Welcome to everyone who would like to help me unlock the genius in every child, and thank you to everyone who has joined me in my efforts thus far! _ 🌟 As of today, I am only $6 short of $100 in support of my Ask Dr. Marta Patreon goals! _ 💁🏽‍♀️ Would you…

Learning Areas At Home

QUICK TIP #7: LEARNING AREAS AT HOME _ 📚 One of my favorite children’s books is Evan’s Corner in which a very smart mom divided her cramped family apartment into specific areas for each family member to have their own space. _ 📖 This book is a great motivator for creating fun and practical spaces…

QUICK TIP #6: NEGOTIATING DISCIPLINE ISSUES

QUICK TIP #6: NEGOTIATING DISCIPLINE ISSUES _ 3️⃣ simple steps may help in negotiating many discipline issues: _ 1. 🤫 Lower the volume. Keeping our voices under control is a great way to deescalate a tense situation and prevent it from exploding. _ 2. 💁🏽‍♀️ Use “I” as opposed to “you” messages. Explaining what concerns you have about a particular…