Language development is tied to cognitive development in young children. With simple activities and lessons, teachers and parents can promote language development and communication. Resources for inclusive classrooms and those with dual language learners offer expert guidance to early childhood educators.
Who hasn’t fantasized about finding buried treasure? The joy of discovery, the mystery of a new and valuable item? What’s not to want?! And children are no exception. Treasure boxes offer children lots of new items to explore and discover, helping them build important sensory skills while letting them stretch their curiosity. The best part? Even the simplest items can be treasures to young children; plastic beads, bits of fabric, simple shakers—everything is invaluable to a little learner!
Children start developing eating habits right away. From the time they get teeth and begin to eat solid foods, children already have a pattern to their mealtimes and are beginning to determine what foods they like and dislike. This is why it’s so important to teach nutrition early! With the right teaching, children can learn how to choose healthy foods and determine what their body needs to feel good, making it easier to continue those healthy habits in adulthood.Cooking
People talk a lot about being brave, whether that means doing things that are exciting or dangerous, speaking out against things we dislike, or helping others (and ourselves) in difficult situations. Young children think about being brave as well.Lesson Planning
Ready, set, volcano! Engage students in hands-on STEM play with this creative activity from Hands-On Science and Math!Technology
Children love to explore the world using their five senses. Young children especially learn by listening to music, holding things, looking at them, and, yes, tasting them! In the classroom, the five senses can be used as a pathway to learning new concepts. By introducing sensory elements to students, they can be more engaged.Science
Art and children go hand in hand. Young children are always full of creative ideas, and art provides a way for them to express themselves and make what they imagine concrete. The creativity brought out by art also builds abstract thinking skills that help with problem solving, spatial reasoning, scientific inquiry, and a host of other important topics.Art
Teachers learn to foster effective communication skills in today's diverse classrooms, including students speaking dual languages or those with differing language abilities.
Parents learn how to encourage their children's growing language abilities through helpful tips and activities.
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