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Ref=hl Our curriculum strengthens both the individual child and the classroom community as a whole, reinforcing the idea of ensemble/team building and communication. It instills the importance of selfconfidence and a sense of accomplishment in each child. Drama provides even the shyest students a chance to express themselves in a judgment-free environment through acting out their favorite role, honing improvisation and storytelling skills, building sets and designing costumes, and finding confidence in being heard. Training Center - Chicago - Rising Stars! Rising Stars!

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We are in constant need of INTERNS and VOLUNTEERS, for classes, camps, shows and for office/admin work. If you would like to donate your time, pleasecontact us! 20 Easy Art Activities For Your Four-Year-Old. Make your own printable handwriting worksheets. Create your own custom handwriting worksheets for handwriting practice!

Make your own printable handwriting worksheets

You can choose traditional or modern print styles: Handwriting Worksheets for Print Practice Letters, numbers, and the following characters can be used: . ! ? , ‘ ( ) + = –Use the underscore character _ to make a division symbol. Choose which mode you prefer: Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 7 Great iPad Apps to Improve your Kids Critical Thinking. Critical thinking is a skill much solicited in today's instruction. A general fallacy particularly among parents is that kids learn critical thinking when at school receiving formal and structured education, while in fact much of the thinking abilities are shaped first and foremost at home where the environment that surrounds kids play a decisive role in the development of their cognitive capacities. There are many games, brain teasers, and activities that we can employ with our children to help them develop the necessary sound skills that can be detrimental to their overall academic achievement once they join school.

In this regard. Mental Health America: Talking to Kids about Fear and Violence. Toddler Food Ideas. Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks. Toddlers, depending on how many teeth they have and how fussy they are, can sometimes be a little tricky to feed.

Toddler Food Ideas. Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks

Thinking up new, interesting, easy and manageable foods for toddlers to eat can also be hard, so here I've compiled a list of some suggestions for feeding your Toddler (or, anyone really) :) See the bottom for a free Printable of these ideas for the fridge. Toddler Breakfast Ideas. Toddler “busy bag” swap! « the rigneys. **UPDATE: Check out Toddler “Busy Bag” Swap, Take Two!

toddler “busy bag” swap! « the rigneys

For 20 more new activities! This post could also be properly entitled: My Winter Survival Kit! Smartest toys can be the simplest. To a baby, blocks aren't just toys.

Smartest toys can be the simplest

They're appetizers. Eight-month-old Anna Swanwink doesn't just stack her soft cloth blocks. She chews them, inspects them, rolls them across the carpet. She shakes them, listening for the hidden rattle or jingle bell inside. Best of all, she coos with surprise and lifts both arms in the air, all smiles, when her mom uses a block to tickle her back. MORE: Do toddlers really need computers to learn? At the holidays, many parents are tempted to empty their wallets on toys that are marketed as educational. Yet the number of high-tech toys keeps expanding. All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed - Esther Entin.

For more than fifty years, children's free play time has been continually declining, and it's keeping them from turning into confident adults What are your memories of playing as a child?

All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed - Esther Entin

Some of us will remember hide and seek, house, tag, and red rover red rover. Others may recall arguing about rules in kickball or stick ball or taking turns at jump rope, or creating imaginary worlds with our dolls, building forts, putting on plays, or dressing-up. From long summer days to a few precious after-school hours, kid-organized play may have filled much of your free time. Top 100 FREE Apps for Kids. Our Top 100 Free Apps for Preschoolers could be more aptly titled "Every Free iPad/iPhone Preschooler App You Need To Know About.

Top 100 FREE Apps for Kids

" Since we started organizing the apps into specific developers, such as Disney or LEGO, the list has grown to 503 free apps. That is, as far as I know (and I would know), the most complete and exhaustive list of free apps anywhere. Everything is ranked by reader interest. Some of these apps include in-app purchases but they are noted, and for an app to make this list, it has to have enough free content to be worth downloading. We don't include apps that are 30 seconds of play and then a "buy the full version" page. This time we've also added little notations next to some of the apps to designate which of them are our staff favorites.

Thanks again for visiting this page so much and if you have any notes to pass on about any of the apps, or ones we might be missing, please leave a comment. - Ron. Teach Your 'Water Baby' to Swim. One of the things I anticipated about having children was having the exciting privilege to teach them to swim. So, our first son entered the water (pool/ocean) from about one month old; our second entered around 4-5 months because he was born in December.

You will notice that my husband is in many pictures teaching our boys to swim. My husband has had no training other than from me sharing a few techniques and pointers with him. 8 Literacy Apps for the Little Ones · Playful Learning. I am thrilled to have Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes with us today to share a list of her favorite literacy apps for young children. Enjoy! Mariah asked if I could put together another list of some applications, which I have been using with my eldest child Master R who is four years old. Master R is very interested in numbers so any math applications I have presented have been very engaging and he is always keen to explore. Literacy, specifically writing, is not as popular with my little one so it is an area in which I am always looking for new and innovative applications. Here are some of our favorite apps that we have discovered along the way that focus on developing literacy skills such as letter formation, story telling and phonics.

10 blogs that bring books alive. Hello and welcome to Rainy Day Mum if you've enjoyed our post why not come and join us chatting on Facebook or see what we are pinning - Cerys. I love sharing some of my favourite blogs with you at the weekend, and this week I’m sharing blogs that bring books alive. Reading is so important and the earlier you start reading the better, but it’s not always easy to get everyone interested in literacy – one of the ways is to bring books alive with activities, plays ideas, crafts etc…. First off is Sun Hats and Wellie Boots, wrote by another British Author this blog brings alive many of my favourite stories, I’m still drooling over the Gruffalo cupcakes that were made after a gruffalo walk earlier in the spring.