Preschool: Social and Emotional Articles
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.
No doubt there's a lot that goes into preparing your preschooler for that inevitable foray into formal education: the alphabet, counting, raising their hand... Don't forget to throw manners into the mix.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
With a little preparation and a few fool-proof activities, errands can quickly become fun learning experiences. Here's how.
- Principles of the Montessori Method
- What Makes a School Effective?
- Student-Centered Philosophies of Education
- What is Reggio Emilia?
- Culture and Language
- 10 Benefits of a Montessori Preschool
- Reggio Emilia Philosophy
- Play in Preschool: Why it Matters
- Appropriate Preschool Goals
- How Children Learn a Second Language