Providing a Foundation for Academic Success in Preschool Friendly Ways

I am firmly in the learning through play camp when it comes to preschoolers and early academics. Done in a good way, this doesn’t mean just let them play and they’ll be ready. It means thoughtfully providing academic experiences in fun, engaging and play based ways. Early Literacy Skills to Keep in Mind – Early … Continue reading Providing a Foundation for Academic Success in Preschool Friendly Ways

Ways to Encourage Listening and Following Directions

So much of parents’ frustration stems from children not listening or following directions. Like any other social skill, this is something that can be encouraged and taught. Model – When you are in conversation with your children, or when they are asking you questions, it’s helpful to really listen. This may be putting down your … Continue reading Ways to Encourage Listening and Following Directions

Competition: Teaching Kids to be Gracious Winners and Good Sport Losers

I will start here by saying; I want my kids to be competitive. I want them to work hard, play fair, enjoy the process, celebrate the wins and learn from the losses. This goes for their academics and their athletics. Teach cooperation first – As children grow, having a cooperative nature helps to curb the … Continue reading Competition: Teaching Kids to be Gracious Winners and Good Sport Losers