DINOSAUR SUNCATCHERS 🦖 Great idea!
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DINOSAUR SUNCATCHERS 🦖 Great idea!
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The University of Florida created this amazing blending board tool which will be an excellent resource for classroom teachers and parents to utilize during distance learning.
UFLI is proud to unveil our latest digital resource for teaching reading: The Virtual Blending Board! Have you ever wondered how you could engage your students in practice to reinforce their decoding skills in a virtual learning environment? The Virtual Blending Board allows you to do all the things you would do in person with a low-tech blending board and more! A special thank you to our friend, Dr. Angelos Barmpoutis, from UF’s Digital Worlds Institute for collaborating with us to bring the Blending Board to life! Start exploring at https://research.dwi.ufl.edu/op.n/file/bca9ju45kvvrvoan/embed
When kids who think differently join together, they empower each other. That's why we're a hosting free fun community zoom co-hosted by SuperD! kids from our cast. This Sunday 6:30pm EST. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtcOqvrzgrE9x1f5Lqr8QAUmK4imtYPCWz
Sign on with your kids (ages 7-12) and let's see what our superpowers are when we put our out-of-the-box brains together! Register now!
Creativity might be defined as putting things together in novel ways, or seeing the world, or a given problem, with fresh eyes. While some people are born with talent in certain mediums -- an artist’s eye, for instance, or perfect pitch, or a writer’s way with words -- everyone has the capacity to be creative. All of us need access to our creativity to solve the problems of daily life, and all of us need to express our creativity to engage our whole selves and feel fully alive... The same parenting that helps kids become emotionally healthy encourages creativity...
Also in this week's Aha! Parenting Tips:
*Can You Prevent Sibling Fighting?
*Routines that Toddlers Can Understand
*5 Steps to Get Re-Energized.
*Last Chance for Discount Code for Dr. Laura's Online Course
5 Steps to Get Re-Energized
"I now take orders only from my inner Knowing... It feels to me like a loving, playful guide, like the reason it will only reveal the next right thing is that it wants me to come back again and again, because it wants to do life together." - Glennon Doyle
Thanks to ECE superstar Amanda Morgan from Not Just Cute - Intentional Whole Child Development for this wisdom.
Love this resource for families!!!
Read Aloud 15 MINUTES is a non-profit organization that is bringing together partners nationwide to make 15 minutes of daily reading aloud the new parenting standard. When every child is read aloud to for 15 minutes every day from birth, more children will be ready to learn when they enter kindergar...
How to connect your bright child with like-minded kids through books
“How can our children connect with a community of readers who like off-the-beaten path children’s books?”
PLAYed is about change-about clarity- about commitment-about sharing-about bringing together-about children and their future. We talk to experts in ECE from around…
The Importance of Bare Feet | Maggie Dent
Surely one of the cutest parts of newborn babies is their feet. They are like little blobs, soft and squishy and yearning to be covered in kisses. Part of the reason they are so cute is that when they are born these little blobs are made up of a mass of cartilage rather than fully ...
Arkansas State Teachers Association
Teachers, you are appreciated and missed! 🙌😂😉
How Play Energizes Your Kid’s Brain
Scientists have long studied play to gain insights into the developing human mind.
Setting Limits That Make Mealtimes Enjoyable
In this episode: A mother writes that she and her husband are frustrated that they can’t share a peaceful meal with their toddler. They’ve tried a number of different set-ups, but their son ends up throwing tantrums and food. “I...
Stay-At-Home STEM Activities! 🏠
KiwiCo delivers everything needed to create, explore, and learn!
Let's Make Art
We are all born creative. Let your kids make magic on paper. 😄
Our new Kids Art subscription box encourages little paint-stained fingers to explore their creativity.
To let your kid create a piece of art, we have
🔹Instructional booklet containing 4 projects + bonus activities
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So take delight in watching your kiddo enjoy creative and fun art projects.
This month, say hello to your kid’s art world with Let’s Make Art. 🎨
Bringing our skill of "Choices" to life this week, here is a clip from Dr. Becky Bailey about how to structure two positive choices for children. Read and watch more examples here in our free online Book Portal for the chapter on Choices: https://bit.ly/2TWyir0 As always, we wish you well! #iHeartCD
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HERE'S WHY MESSY PLAY CAN HELP YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING DEVELOPMENT
Providing opportunities for messy play can help your child develop motor skills, critical thinking skills and creativity.
[source: Happy Art]
What Mrs. Jennings Understood: Why Standardization is Always the Enemy of Learning
I went to kindergarten back in the 1960's. We played outdoors, built with blocks, pretended, and made some art. I don't thin...
When teaching students the 44 phonemes (sounds), it is important to show them where the sound is articulated in the mouth. When I am teaching sounds to my students, I give them a small mirror so they can see what their mouth or tongue is doing as they make each sound. For our teachers, Discount School Supply sells a pack of twelve small wooden mirrors that is perfect to use when teaching the 44 phonemes!
44 Phonemes Free video resource for teachers. When teaching students to read, modeling the correct letter sounds is critical. Learn how to pronounce the 44 p...
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This fox is having the time of his life! 😂🦊
Here's The Entire List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings
With schools closing across the nation, parents and educators are in bit of a panic as they try to figure out how kids can learn and obtain their education from home. If this sounds like
Comet NEOWISE from ISS, a calming real-time view | The Kid Should See This
Space enthusiast Seán Doran downloaded 550 long-exposure photos taken from the International Space Station and compiled them into a real-time video. The
When Empathy Doesn't Work - Janet Lansbury
“Rarely can a response make something better. What makes something better is connection.” – Brené Brown, Ph.D. I once entered an elevator to the sounds of a crying infant. The mother faced forward and was holding the baby … Continued
This is a great strategy connecting motion (muscle memory) to the phonemes (letter sounds).
Reading expert Linda Farrell works with early stage reader Calista on short vowel sounds, blending and manipulating sounds, reading whole words, and fluency.
See the complete Looking at Reading Interventions series here: http://ow.ly/2G2050Axg7h
The Artful Parent
Homemade playdough is the BEST! Here's a super easy, super quick, no-cook recipe for making your own! Plus you can customize it to make any color and even add glitter or essential oils.
Once you've made your playdough, here are 15+ creative ways to play with it -->
Thank you, Mona Delahooke, Ph.D., for your wisdom and encouragement. ❤️
Gotta have those pockets for frogs and treasures!
Mi Granjita - Maestras Jardineras, Inicial y Preescolar
Juego de manos para estimular la conexión de hemisferios y coordinación visomotora 🤩
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My Child Won’t Stop Hitting
In this episode: A parent says she feels helpless because her 2-year-old has been hitting other kids. She says her son loves people and enjoys playing with others, but parents are now keeping their kids away from him. She has...
Parenting On Your Own Path with Dr. Emily W. King
There is no right choice here. Everyone is absolutely doing the best they can. So let’s choose the school environment where our children and our family can do the best we can. #parenting #learning #stress #education #covid19 #quarantine #school #teachers #parents #kids #iep #virtual #connection #resilience
Cool science cakes for all ages!
If you need a science project idea, or simply love science, these cakes are perfect for you. Not only are they clever — they're also super yummy.
As we move forward with hybrid and distance learning, Timothy Shanahan has some excellent advice on literacy activities and strategies parents (and teachers) will want to utilize.
This blog entry explains how parents can help to keep their kids from falling behind in reading during the pandemic.
What Your Toddler Thinks Of Discipline - Janet Lansbury
I’ve been told that I “understand” toddlers (and nothing could be a greater compliment). This might be because my own emotional development was partially arrested as a toddler for reasons I haven’t yet unraveled, but it’s probably also because after all the time I’ve spent observing todd...
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