Preschool: Social and Emotional Articles
A trip to a friend's house may seem ho-hum compared to a ballet class, but it's just as important. Here's why we can't lose the "playdate."
If you want your preschooler to develop courage, help her learn to face the things she fears most. Here's how.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
- Reggio Emilia Philosophy
- Culture and Language
- 10 Benefits of a Montessori Preschool
- Appropriate Preschool Goals
- Play in Preschool: Why it Matters
- How Children Learn a Second Language