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Early Childhood Education

Most Common Problems Encountered During Potty Training

Early Childhood Education
Potty training problems will almost always interfere the pace of teaching your toddler on how to help himself use the toilet. Always bear in mind that the course from completely getting him away of pull up diapers and winning the underpants agenda will surely not run smooth, prepare for some balks along the road and never be discouraged! Let us talk about some of the most common hiccups that parents encounter along the process, I also included very helpful solutions to put this training to success.Avoiding the ToiletWeird as it seems, children sometimes avoid the toilet because they are afraid of it. Considering your child's point of view, the toilet is something big, hard and cold. It creates a strange sound and things just disappear into it. Those being given, a toilet really, is somethi...

Using Educational Activities to Help Children Learn

Early Childhood Education
A wide range of educational activities are available to children of all ages to help the process of learning. Most of the more-effective toys are designed to focus on certain learning areas that are able to spark a child's interests. Educational toys are perfect in a variety of situations, but are certain to help those children that are hoping to overcome certain learning disabilities.Here are several of the most-effective options for encouraging the little ones to learn at home -Books - One of the most beneficial options to help children practice the reading and writing skills is with a book. Books are certain to help at all skill levels and can range from high school down to preschool. An engaging children's book with words and images is sure to help with stimulating the senses and able ...

The Lessons of a Little League Coach

Early Childhood Education
For ten years I coached Little League baseball and softball, not to mention being an umpire and serving on the local board of directors. I cannot lay claim to being the greatest coach, nor the worse. I certainly didn't suffer under the illusion this was the big leagues, nor that my kids would go on to play pro ball, even though a handful made it to the college level. Instead, I wanted to teach the mechanics of the game (how it is played), sportsmanship, and the general love of the game. My kids are all grown up now and if I made the slightest impression on them, that I somehow shaped their perspective on the game, than I consider myself lucky. There were only two things I asked of them; that they try their hardest, and maintain their grades in school.Baseball is a game; something you are s...

Finding Day Care Services

Early Childhood Education
Locate Day Care ServicesIf at a stage in the future you think you might need to find day care services for your young child, then now is the time to start researching and looking. The best services may not be the closest to your home, work or where your other children are attending school. The one you eventually select may not have a vacancy in the room of your child's age group at the time you suddenly decide to look. If you decide to use other than long daycare or family daycare then again it would require booking in advance.Most Important Years If you are going to use day care services it will be one of the most important decisions you have to make in regards to the early years development of your child.The first five years of a child's brain development are by far the most important in...

Benefits Of Using Mobile Apps In Early Education For Children

Early Childhood Education
The real advantage of using mobile apps is that they help in connecting people without much hassle. You might wonder about how something so advanced as a mobile app can help in early education for children. It's true that kids of this generation are nowhere like us when we were of that age. However, a Smartphone itself is just too much for someone of such a tender age - leave aside using an advanced mobile app. So how can these two completely bipolar things come together to create something effective and fruitful?Before we go ahead with the discussion, let me ask you: what do you think mobile apps do? Are they beneficial only for reserving a seat in a restaurant and catching the trending celebrity gossips, or do they actually have something seriously constructive to offer? Not all apps get...

How to Teach Nursery Rhymes to Children

Early Childhood Education
Nursery Rhymes are a great way to teach phonemic awareness. The rhyming, alliteration, and obvious tempo they provide really help children understand the process of reading. Nursery rhymes are also great tools for teaching word parts like syllables and blends.They are very helpful and there are plenty of ways to use them in a preschool. Here are 6 great strategies to teach nursery rhymes in preschool.Use Funny Voices Say the rhyme one time or several times, but use a different voice each time. Say it in a robot voice, British accent, Texas twang, Opera voice, scary witch voice, baby voice, monster voice, tiny mouse voice, or pirate voice. You can also have students do actions while they are reading. Have them pretend to throw a ball, do jumping jacks, do a hula dance, act like an animal, o...

Sleep Talk – Boosting Your Child’s Esteem

Early Childhood Education
Parents now a days shower their children with materialistic gifts. They get the latest toys, designer wear and even tickets to watch their favorite cartoon characters. Some children even have their own iPads (even I don't have one!!!!).But if you could only give ONE gift to your child that will last him/her a life-time, what would it be? What is that ONE gift that will remain with your child when you are both not around anymore? What would it be then?As loving parents, you have done much good, alongside "mistakes" you never intended to commit. Your little ones sees you, their parents, as their everything. Their whole world revolves around you, their parents. How many of you have uttered such heart-shattering statements, in a moment of stress, like "How could you be so clumsy!?" or "Why can...

Eight Ways to Develop Your Child’s Natural Gifts and Authenticity

Early Childhood Education
There are eight areas of gifts and authenticity that children can receive when they are born. Being aware of them and looking for signs of interest in these areas is an important part of parenting. Here are suggestions for maximizing each of the eight gifts with your children.Verbal/Linguistic - If your child is very verbal then help develop the verbal gift by giving your child opportunity to use words. Have the child make up stories and tell you. Use this technique in place of reading a book to your child. Let the child make up the story, the words and the delivery. This not only develops verbal skills but also creativity.Visual / Spatial - Children who love color, enjoy drawing and seem to have good spatial orientation often have the visual/spatial gift. Give your child bright objects to...

Help Your Child Develop Social Skills With Toys and Games

Early Childhood Education
Most parents want their children to have good social skills. Without them, your child will not be able to make friends and so will not have a happy life at school or anywhere else. It's up to parents to help their child develop in this way - and toys and games can be good tools to use.Even though physical and mental achievement such as is seen in sports and academic success is often thought to bring happiness, it's our relationships with others that are the most vital. If a child cannot get along with their peers they'll not be truly happy no matter how gifted they are in other areas.Parents can help their child develop social skills in various ways. Having certain standards of behavior in the home is one way and while these may differ in different cultures and families they tend to belong...

School Skills for School Starters

Early Childhood Education
Below you will find general information in relation to what skills schools like to see children start with. It must be understood that schools are different, therefore presenting parents with slightly differing expectations.Separation Your child should be able to separate from you with relative ease. It is understandable that even those that are more than ready for school can become clingy on starting. This though should settle, and while there is no magic number of days that it will take for them to feel comfortable, I would certainly be looking at them being able to wave at you rather than hanging onto your leg by term 2. A small item from home in their pocket or bag can help.Taking Care of Belongings New school children have lots of bits and pieces they now need to take care of. In pres...