Cognitive learning is an essential part of what we must teach at preschool. Ideas on how you can develop your children’s cognitive skills.
Preschool Science experiments are an incredibly effective means of getting preschool children to interact with the world around them, both inside and outside the classroom. There is no limit to what you can do with science and the children absolutely love it. Science is all around us – our bodies, in nature, through cooking and [...]
Preschool Map Activities: Six reasons why you should teach your child to read maps the old-fashioned way
While for some of us it might feel like the distant past, there was a time when we all had to rely on paper maps in order to figure out how to get from A to B. GPS and smart phones may have largely removed the need to own maps, but that doesn’t mean learning [...]
Every parent is familiar with the tyranny of a long distance drive with young children. The boredom causes their poor little attention spans to shrivel up to nothing and erupt in a cloud of complaints and pleas for some kind of distraction. Before long, the familiar refrain of “are we there yet?” starts erupting, raising [...]
Why do preschool children need to learn shapes? You may not think about this often, but shapes form a fundamental part of our lives, as the basis for a lot of what we understand about the world. Shapes are essential elements of art, architecture, engineering, physics, chemistry, programming, even sports. Without a deep understanding of [...]
Reading is an essential foundational skill for all children. Teaching reading is more, however, than teaching a specific set of reading strategies. Reading comprehension is a complex process that involves knowledge, experience, thinking and teaching. Teachers and parents need to look at the holistic child. Working on self-esteem and confidence is critical and the results [...]