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Kids Crafts, Games, Recipes & Activities For Early Childhood Education!

Kids Crafts, Games, Recipes & Activities For Early Childhood Education!
Bus Stop Backpack Game This is a great idea to keep children busy during down times (bus stop, bus duty, bus ride home, etc.). -Find a plain, flat spot on the backpack and create a tic-tac-toe board using velcro and any inexpensive plastic toy pieces (or make your own game pieces from craft foam). Draw the tic-tac-toe board on the backpack with a permanent marker. Then, attach velcro in each square of the board.

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Lesson Plans Doing a unit on fish and seafood can be expensive so most programs leave it out. I had the privileged of working at a high school with a fish market adjacent to the school. We took a walking field trip to the fish market for a demonstration of how to select and cook fish. This was an awesome opportunity for students and helped mitigate the costs to the culinary department. With a little creative thinking, you maybe able to incorporate a seafood unit into your culinary program. Read more →

Math, English programs, games, worksheets for grades K-8 - Dositey.com educational site Enjoy a wide range of lessons, practice exercises, step-by-step tutorials, and printable worksheets... Try today: Grades K-2: Phonics, Adding Same Numbers, Beginning Fractions Grades 3-4: Thousands, Order of Operations Grades 5-8: Reading, Naming, and Writing Decimals New ‘Dyslexie’ font helps dyslexics read better  AFP/ Those in a study of the font say it improves reading accuracy. A graphic designer from the Netherlands, Christian Boer, has developed a new font to aid his dyslexia. The font, called Dyslexie, isn’t the first of its kind, but according to Scientific American in an article published Wednesday, “it has received much fanfare from sufferers.” Boer first designing his font in 2008 while studying at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, and in 2010 a fellow student conducted an independent study on the font as part of a master s thesis project. Participants in the study said the font improved their reading accuracy and allowed them to read for longer periods of time before tiring.

Learning Disabilities in Children: Symptoms, Types, and Testing What are learning disabilities? Learning disabilities, or learning disorders, are an umbrella term for a wide variety of learning problems. A learning disability is not a problem with intelligence or motivation. Kids with learning disabilities aren’t lazy or dumb. Hospital seeks cuddlers to help babies of addicted moms - Story Altoona, Blair County, Pa. Sixteen years ago, about 5 in every 1,000 newborns in Pennsylvania ended up in a neonatal intensive care unit because of their mother's drug use. Now, it's around 20 babies per thousand, a 250 percent increase. Folks in our region are joining an effort to give these babies the special attention they need. Five to 7 percent of pregnant women in Pennsylvania are addicted to opioids.

30 Ideas for Teaching Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Leah Davies, M.Ed. By Leah Davies, M.Ed. The following list may assist teachers who work with ADHD students. For an overview of this disorder see, "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children." 1. Understand the struggle a student with ADHD has and provide an ordered, safe, predictable classroom environment.

Some Types of Learning Disabilities Some Types of Learning Disabilities — The First Step is Understanding Some types of learning disabilities can be "treated" through proper testing and training. The key is to identify the specific cognitive weaknesses causing the "disorder" and strengthen those cognitive skills through dynamic, one-on-one training and practice. For the parent, the first step is to understand the types of learning disabilities that may be affecting your child. Some Types of Learning Disabilities — General Processing Issues Some types of learning disabilities are categorized by the cognitive processing problem. This means your child may have issues with one of the following: Attention — The ability to stay on task in a sustained, selective, or divided way.

Developing Reading skills There is always a debate about teaching reading at F.E level to students with a learning disability(i.e teach them to use the skills they already have rather than learning using phonics) If you do want to have a go at using phonics and teaching tricky words here are some links to help you: A guide from DFES Letters and Sounds guidance from Department of EducationAn introduction to synthetic phonics from dyslexics.org.uk An over view of how and when to introduce the sounds and words can be found at: Phonics Play . DFES

Early Childhood Today Below is a list of early childhood resources and links for early childhood professionals. By posting some links and not others, it is not our intention to endorse specific products and organizations. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Offers information on early childhood education and development, accreditation, public policy, research, professional development, and more. Join NAEYC in their commitment to improving the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age eight. Zero To Three Find resources for your work with parents of infants/toddlers, infant/toddler development, and public policy designed to improve the lives of our nation's youngest children.

Together Counts The Together Counts™ Curriculum empowers teachers with the tools to help their students lead healthy and active lifestyles. The lessons focus on the fundamentals of overall wellness, teaching kids to make healthy decisions that foster healthy habits throughout their lives. Learn Together

Multiple Intelligences This lesson focuses on Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences. Students determine how they are smart and then learn more about the learning styles and how they apply to children. To make it fun, I will have the students participate in 6 different activities each illustrating various learning styles. Students must identify the learning style(s) illustrated in each activity and justify why. A quiz on the multiple intelligence will complete the lesson. Time Frame: 3-4 days (43 minute periods)-Choose Time Unit Early Childhood Education Have you explored our Early Childhood resources? Early Childhood Activity Bank Find 400+ activities perfect for young learners. These activities have been culled from previous issues of our Early Childhood Newsletter.

Practical Ways Parents and Educators Can Encourage Brain Development in Young Children - Council for Professional Recognition Some of us as parents or educators might be a bit intimidated when we hear the phrase "brain development" in early childhood. It may seem very formal when we talk about it in relation to young children. But the good news about brain development is that it is a subject not limited to experts.

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