These are ideas for open-ended indoor and outdoor activities that use inexpensive or free materials—bubbles, mud, chalk, playdough, and cardboard boxes. The activities are appropriate for preschoolers of all abilities.
Blakely Bundy, Diane E. Levin, members of TRUCE
Parents, educators, and other primary caregivers might not realize that a small patch of grass, a single tree, and a walk to the store are opportunities to observe nature, generate questions, and conduct experiments to find answers.
Marion Goldstein, Lisa Famularo, Jamie Kynn
The easiest way to help support effective behavior management is through authentic relationships with your students. Here are some ideas you can use to build real relationships with children and families in your program.
During a family conference, it’s important to provide a detailed—but not overwhelming—picture of a child’s progress. The following example (shared & discussed at a family conference) shows the strengths, progress, and goals of Aiden, who is 3.5 years old.
The purpose of this article is to highlight strategies that early childhood educators can share with families in an effort to prevent challenging behavior during transitions both inside and outside the home.
Anne M. Butler, Michaelene M. Ostrosky