Classroom of Discovery

Classroom of Discovery The Classroom of Discovery is a non-profit NAEYC accredited preschool located in Sterling, VA. We maintain an excellent child-to-teacher ratio of 5:1.
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Happy turkey week!
11/24/2019

Happy turkey week!

SELspace
11/24/2019

SELspace

The Sensory Spectrum
11/24/2019
The Sensory Spectrum

The Sensory Spectrum

Just what are the benefits of arts and crafts for kids?

Linda Stade - Education Writer
11/24/2019

Linda Stade - Education Writer

We shouldn’t be scared of using big words with kids. If they can say Velociraptor and Stegosaurus, they’re pretty much nailing language.

Image via Smart is the New Sexy

Simple Families
11/23/2019

Simple Families

Janet Lansbury
11/23/2019
Janet Lansbury

Janet Lansbury

We can’t reason with the unreasonable...

Watercolor turkeys.
11/22/2019

Watercolor turkeys.

The Learning Station
11/20/2019

The Learning Station

“...a child’s purpose is to be a child.” ❤️

11/19/2019
Janet Lansbury

Janet Lansbury

I ❤️ and treasure Fred Rogers' fierce commitment to authenticity. No wonder Magda Gerber named his show as her one and only TV recommendation for children (and she still advised waiting as long as possible, until they were 5 or 6 or older).

Thank you for sharing this with me, Yelena!

"Was recently watching an old episode of Mr. Rogers with my kids and at the end he sang this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEV51aU8R1Q

Reminded me so much of RIE lessons regarded not lying about feelings and teaching out little (and big) ones to be ok feeling how they're feeling."

Ooey Gooey, Inc
11/18/2019

Ooey Gooey, Inc

*drops mic*

Learning and Exploring Through Play
11/18/2019

Learning and Exploring Through Play

Parents with Confidence
11/17/2019

Parents with Confidence

Gesell Institute of Child Development
11/16/2019
Gesell Institute of Child Development

Gesell Institute of Child Development

Collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence. The "six C's" that children need to succeed start with early relationships and involve play. #parenting #ChildDevelopment

11/16/2019

“There is a strong link between the nursery rhyme knowledge of Pre-K children and their future success in reading and spelling.”

HeartMath
11/10/2019
HeartMath

HeartMath

Researchers in Cambridge believe that babies learn best when their brain waves are in sync with their parents'.
The research indicates that babies need to feel safe, secure and loved for brain connections to be properly formed to enable them to learn effectively. HeartMath has also looked mother/baby connections via the heart and heart rhythms and observed that their heart rhythms can synchronize. Mothers can comfort their babies by practicing heart coherence.

Janet Lansbury
11/09/2019
Janet Lansbury

Janet Lansbury

Easy to miss these opportunities to connect with and enjoy our kids...

“Wouldn’t life be easier for both parents and infants if parents would observe, relax and enjoy what their child is doing, rather than keep teaching what the child is not yet capable of?” – Magda Gerber

Gesell Institute of Child Development
11/08/2019
Gesell Institute of Child Development

Gesell Institute of Child Development

Collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence. The "six C's" that children need to succeed start with early relationships and involve play. #parenting #ChildDevelopment

One Big Happy Home - Ryan and Kayla North
11/08/2019

One Big Happy Home - Ryan and Kayla North

Learning and Exploring Through Play
11/06/2019

Learning and Exploring Through Play

Learning and Exploring Through Play
11/06/2019

Learning and Exploring Through Play

To Really Learn, Our Children Need the Power of Play
11/06/2019
To Really Learn, Our Children Need the Power of Play

To Really Learn, Our Children Need the Power of Play

The U.S. can learn a big lesson from Finland’s education system: Instead of stress and standardized testing, schools should focus on well-being and joy​

Learning and Exploring Through Play
11/06/2019

Learning and Exploring Through Play

Janet Lansbury
11/05/2019
Janet Lansbury

Janet Lansbury

Yes, it’s true that Kindergarten has transformed into First Grade. Yes, children will need to learn academics, listen and sit still. But that certainly doesn’t mean that these lessons should be straight-jacketed onto them in the toddler and preschool years. In fact, the funneling down of structured learning is all the more reason to let children play while they can. We must fiercely protect this precious, ever shrinking window of time for our children.

Play is enough. Play is enough. Play is enough. This should be our educational mantra for the first 5 years...

Janet Lansbury
11/05/2019
Janet Lansbury

Janet Lansbury

Natural movement matters! Important reminders in this piece from the wonderful Maggie Dent:

"Without plenty of natural movement, babies and toddlers run the risk of experiencing developmental delays in all areas of their life.

Movement is not just about the physical body; it is a very sophisticated necessity for developing healthy brains, healthy minds and nurturing the socio-cultural development of every human being."

Flourishing Homes & Families
11/04/2019

Flourishing Homes & Families

Indeed.

A Life In Progress
11/04/2019

A Life In Progress

Little Forest Folk
11/03/2019

Little Forest Folk

Let them play! 🙂

Parents with Confidence
11/02/2019
Parents with Confidence

Parents with Confidence

"Mental flexibility:

We think it’s just kid’s fun to take on another person’s identity but consider the amount of mental flexibility it takes to take on a role. For a 3-5-year-old child, it is a fairly complex skill to role-play a different person and actually stay in character."

Learning and Exploring Through Play
11/02/2019

Learning and Exploring Through Play

Richard Cohen’s “Zen and the Art of Early Childhood Education"
11/02/2019

Richard Cohen’s “Zen and the Art of Early Childhood Education"

Being a “life-long learner” doesn’t just mean expanding your knowledge. It also means forgiving yourself for the things you did when you knew less. Maya also went on to say, “When you know better, do better”. 💖

Inspired EC
10/29/2019

Inspired EC

MommyMannegren

#human #feelings

Learning and Exploring Through Play
10/29/2019

Learning and Exploring Through Play

When we know better, we do better.
10/27/2019
Janet Lansbury

When we know better, we do better.

Distracting a child means asking him to switch gears and forget what has taken place. Is this lack of awareness something to encourage? An article I read recently on the subject (“Understanding Children”) suggests: “Since young children’s attention spans are so short, distraction is often effective.”

Even if I agreed about children having short attention spans, which I don’t, distracting them from what they are engaged in seems a sure fire way to make them even shorter.

On the other hand, children who aren’t used to distraction don’t buy it. They can’t be fooled, coaxed or lured away from marking up the sofa (unfortunately). Encouraged to be fully present and aware, they need a straight answer, and they deserve one...

Parents with Confidence
10/27/2019
Parents with Confidence

Parents with Confidence

I'd argue they're more important all through life...🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

MindShift
10/24/2019
MindShift

MindShift

This is my favorite of the 10 tips Deborah Kris is teaching her kids about their brains: "How you talk to yourself matters."

The Contented Child, Child Wellbeing Consultancy
10/23/2019

The Contented Child, Child Wellbeing Consultancy

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