Our original activity Building a Honeycomb (link here) sparked one of our readers to ask how the activity might work for toddlers. We adapted the activity with Velcro strips for those not ready to use clothespins or paper clips.
by Kelley Jilek
School for kids of all ages is just around the corner (or may have already started for some parts of the country)! Preschool is an exciting time for young kiddos. Along with the fun of meeting new friends comes the task of learning many new things. Reading and writing are core subjects that will build a strong foundation for learning for your child. You can help build that foundation with the following tips.
A child’s ability to manage feelings, understand the feelings of others, and interact positively with others can affect all areas of his or her life. Such skills determine how stressful situations are handled in adulthood. The following tips can help children learn about feelings and how to manage them in socially acceptable ways.
by Kelley Jilek
Children are naturally curious. They ask “Why?” and “What’s that?” several times a day, they take things apart, they wonder how things work, they are drawn to new things, and “messes” seem to find them within a matter of minutes. What a wonderful, exciting way to spend a day! Imagine having the natural desire to learn, explore, discover, and understand. Children have this drive. Curiosity can be sustained throughout life, leading to a lifelong love of learning. Here are a few things parents and providers can do to nourish children’s curiosity: