Article on Teaching Self-Control

I just wanted to share a link to a great article from The New York Times titled Building Self-Control, The American Way by Aamodt and Wang. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/opinion/sunday/building-self-control-the-american-way.html?pagewanted=all During the next week, I will post ideas and activities to support developing listening skills, planning, goal setting and follow through skills, sequencing, their attention to detail, attention span and … Continue reading Article on Teaching Self-Control

Building Vocabulary

Once they are talking, there are many ways to build a child’s vocabulary. Continue giving running commentary – Talk about all the things they are doing and seeing. Be sure to include functional definitions and adjectives. Continue echo expansion – When they say, “more juice,” model back, “you’d like more apple juice, please?” Keep their … Continue reading Building Vocabulary