Bringing nature inside does not and hopefully is not a daunting task. Children are naturally curious about nature and how things work.
6 Types of Risky Play and Why We Need It
Risky play is not reckless. I realize the dangers that could happen during risky play. Risky play is beneficial for children’s development and play that they do naturally.
Teaching Kindness Every Day
Our kindness matters. Children’s kindness matters. Let’s raise a generation (or more) of kindhearted people.
5 Ways to Set Children Up For Success
To me, success in early childhood promotes development, independence, and problem solving skills. With these three goals in mind I have come up with 5 generalized ideas that help set children up for success.
How Children Resolve Conflict Without Saying “I’m Sorry”
We’ve all done it. We see a child push someone else and tell them to say “sorry”. Once they say sorry we tell them to go play or in some cases, put them in time out. What if I told you we are teaching children that “sorry” is a get out jail free card? Time out doesn’t…
Why I Became A Teacher
Why do you want to be a teacher? That was my most dreaded question during school. Professors wanted a genuine answer, but I never knew how to put it into words. My main answer was being a person children can rely on, to help make the world a better place. But that was also what…
What Is Play?
Play. If you have been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I cherish play in early childhood. If you are new, hi! I love to encourage play in early childhood! I think it is a great way for children to improve social skills, motor skills, and creativity. Play looks different at all…
Benefits of Sensory Play
If you follow my Instagram account or like us on Facebook (I post most Instagram pictures there), you would see that I LOVE sensory play! I think it is so important for children to get their hands dirty while they are playing and research shows there are so many benefits of sensory play with children….
Why is Outside Play Important?
Outside Play is one of my favorite part of our day. If you’re like me, outside play is ultimately free choice for kids. Children can run around, dig, swing, and even scream at the top of their lungs. We are lucky that we have a large outside space to aid in creativity and imagination. Benefits…
10 Tips to Handle Behavior Issues
I will admit, I am not always the best at handling bad behaviors. I am human. Just like the little humans I work with, I get frustrated. What I try to remind myself is I can control my emotions better than they can. It is my job to help them work through their frustrations. Work…