How to Encourage Learning during the Holidays

🍎🍇🍋🥬🌽🥕🍠During the holidays, children look forward to family, festivities, and FOOD! That is why cooking is such a great way to encourage learning at this time of year. – 🙇🏽‍♀️In addition to creating tasty things to eat, cooking experiences help your children learn the following: – 1. how to count 2. how to sequence 3….

Where to Find Great Deals on Kids Books

QUICK TIP #10: Where to Find Great Deals on Kids Books _ 📖 Everyone loves a good book and a great deal! _ 💁🏽‍♀️ Did you know you can find both at @goodwillintl? You can find all kinds of great kids books for your home library there, even some vintage books that are out of print. It’s…

How Grandparents Can Encourage Literacy in Early Learners

Grandparents hold a special place in their grandchildren’s hearts and vice versa. How can we as parents and grandparents facilitate this special relationship and literacy opportunity with our (grand)children, especially when they are far away? __ 📲Make audio and/or video recordings of you reading their favorite books! This way children can see the love in…

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…

QUICK TIP #5: ENCOURAGING LITERACY IN CHILDREN

QUICK TIP #5: ENCOURAGING LITERACY IN CHILDREN ___ 📚Literacy must first be modeled for children in ways that demonstrate the power of the written word and encourage a love for books at the same time. Some steps to take include: ___ 🗣 Reading aloud ___ 📚 Building a home library ___ 🗒 Playing word games like Scrabble, Match Word,…

QUICK TIP #4: RAISING CONFIDENT CHILDREN

QUICK TIP #4: RAISING CONFIDENT CHILDREN 👧🏽👦🏻🧒🏾👧🏼👧🏾 ___ 🙇🏾‍♀️Help build your children’s confidence by trying these three tips: ___ 🔎Pay attention to the work your children bring home. Look at it and engage with them. ___ 👏🏾Compliment what they have done well and lovingly point out areas where they need to improve. ___ 🎭Attend your children’s…

QUICK TIP #3: LEARNING THROUGH PLAY

QUICK TIP #3: LEARNING THROUGH PLAY ___ 😃 You’ll be amazed how much learning is embedded in everyday play activities that will boost your child’s brain power, self-esteem and absolute love for learning! ___ 🌿🐛Provide outdoor time and opportunity to explore nature from plants to bugs to other creatures with whom we share the planet. ___…

QUICK TIP #2: COMMUNICATING WITH CHILDREN

QUICK TIP #2: COMMUNICATING WITH CHILDREN 👧🏽👦🏻🧒🏾👧🏼 ___ Children in most cases are natural communicators. However, some adults are not comfortable when it comes to having a conversation with a four-year-old. If this applies to you, here are some ideas you might try: ___ 📖Read a book and ask the child questions about the story….