Exploring quality early learning experiences for young children from the home to preschool to transitional kindergarten or kindergarten. Tips for parents and guidance for educators.

Visual and Performing Arts and Active Learning

Children are active learners who thrive when given opportunities and challenges, so art experiences for children are more about the process than the product. We often think of performing arts with children having to take place on a stage. But, … Continue reading

No Nonsense Numeracy

Math sure isn’t the same as it was when I was a kid! I have a distinct recollection of my fourth grade teacher, Mr. Dittus, testing us on our multiplication tables every Friday. He used the results of those tests … Continue reading

Art with Children

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Most people recognize this old proverb meaning that different people have different ideas of what is beautiful. When considering education and art with young children, adults tend to lean toward “product-focused” vs. … Continue reading

The Magic of Words

Home Routines and School Routines

Let’s begin with a quiz about social and emotional skills! What do these things that children do have in common? Sit at the dinner table for the entire family meal. Complete a pattern with beads and string. Put your backpack … Continue reading