Tag Archives: social-emotional

Age 4 Independent Study

Ian’s ability to self-regulate and maintain focus, letting his natural curiosity guide exploration and learning. Boy, that’s a mouthful, but for me, it’s summation is this: Give a kid enough space! Very early on in this adventure called parenting, I … Continue reading

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

Transitional Kindergarten Part II with Stephanie Alexander

PART II: Interview with Stephanie Alexander, Instructional Coordinator (Shasta County Office of Education) Is There a Transitional Kindergarten Advantage? I spent some quality time talking about early learning with Stephanie Alexander and became quickly aware that she brings unique expertise … Continue reading

Oh Baby! No Money, No Car Activities

Baby Activities for When You Have No Money or Transportation When we lived in the Caribbean, my son and I spent many days without many kid-friendly resources. We had to stay close to home because nap time was school time … Continue reading

How to Stop Biting and Hitting

Ian Did That? BITING I still remember clearly the first time that Ian bit me in anger. While I’m not exactly sure what brought it on, I do remember being very shocked. This was not a behavior he had ever … Continue reading