Baking activities with preschool-aged children can sound like one of two things: a wonderful way to keep children occupied, or a terrible way to mess up your kitchen. If you were pondering whether or not go ahead with this idea, we have some tips to share! 1) When baking with preschoolers, edible food is not the goal; the process is most important If you have 20 dinner guests to entertain … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for baking activities with preschool-aged children
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If you have a child who reacts intolerably to the sound of a flushing toilet, hates to have their hair washed, or who kicks and screams at the thought of putting on a pair of rain pants, it’s easy to wonder: does my child have a sensory processing disorder? Or, are they just hypersensitive? Do all kids do this? When you read about sensory processing disorders, including tactile sensitivity … [Read more...] about Does my child have a sensory processing disorder or are they just hypersensitive?
Teaching digraphs to preschool children would naturally follow phonics, and perhaps, work with ‘blends,’ too. The hard thing about digraphs is that, honestly, they don’t make sense! English is a tough language to learn. Nonetheless, with good teaching, children can pick up on English spelling and usage. But remember: the logic, at its core, is lacking. So with situations like digraphs, the only … [Read more...] about How to teach digraphs to preschool children (6 ways)
For us in the Pacific Northwest, fall means apple harvest time! At our preschool and daycare centres in Metro Vancouver, B.C., we love using apples to teach our early learners a variety of topics. They make excellent props for stories, tools for games, ingredients for experiments and of course, inspiration for art! In this article, we’ll cover our favourite preschool interdisciplinary apple … [Read more...] about 17 Preschool interdisciplinary apple lessons and activities
As we’ve all seen, talking about race bias is becoming a big topic in the media. Canada is not immune. People are realizing that this issue is ‘systemic,’ meaning, it’s ingrained in our society - we don’t even realize it’s there unless we’re on the receiving side of it. But wouldn’t it be wonderful if we lived in a society that treated everyone equally, based on merit, and not based on skin … [Read more...] about An approach for teaching preschoolers about race and diversity in Canada
When children are toddlers, their ‘worlds’ are very small. They know about their house and their toys, and may understand the concept of ‘going’ somewhere nearby. For example, the park, or to grandma and grandpa’s house. They may understand that they have a nuclear family, and there are people they see sometimes, but who are not as close to them as caregivers and siblings. As they reach preschool … [Read more...] about 5 Tips on how to teach preschoolers about geography at daycare