Preschool: Social and Emotional Articles
Your first four years together have been heaven-sent. From his first step to his first complete sentence, you've been on-hand championing your son's growth and development. Now it's time to pass the torch to his preschool teacher.
Parents may try many strategies for taming their child's fears. What's the best way to erase childhood fears and help your child get back on track?
For parents of a shy child, it can be daunting to navigate how to help a child deal with social situations such as playgroups, school, or even being in an unfamiliar environment. But according to Karen Stein, an Early Childhood/Parent Educator in Palo Alto, CA, shyness doesn't have to be a problem.
What do 10 pins and a big heavy ball have to do with kindergarten? Quite a lot, actually. Believe it or not, bowling is a sport that touches on many aspects of kindergarten preparedness. Plus, it's fun!
How much stress could a 4-year-old possibly be under, you ask? Well, she may not be worrying about the mortgage, the mother-in-law visit, or how she's going to get that presentation done before 7 a.m. but she may still be dealing with pressure.
What can parents do at home to help foster their child's emotional development? Helping your preschooler identify her feelings and giving her strategies for dealing with them in constructive ways are all part of growing up.
During the preschool years, your child is coming to terms with an often difficult task: sharing. For perhaps the first time, they are playing with communal toys. Is it mine or not? It's all very confusing. You can teach them to navigate with a tool that might not have occurred to you...books.
Whether the upcoming school year means back to babysitter or back to school for your children, these books are sure to help ease them into independence.
By the time your child is around age three, you need to begin paving the way for personal safety skills. It begins now, but it's an empowering journey that will continue until your child leaves home.
- Child-Centered Education
- Principles of the Montessori Method
- Top 10 Signs of a Good Kindergarten Classroom
- What Makes a School Effective?
- 10 Benefits of a Montessori Preschool
- Do Grades Do Any Good?
- Teacher Quality and Student Achievement
- Culture and Language
- Student-Centered Philosophies of Education
- Learning through Play: What Rhyming Games Like Pat-a-cake Teach (and How to Play Them)