Emotional

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Moo Moo, Brown Cow by Jakki Wood teaches more than what a cow says. 15 Social, Emotional & Cognitive Concepts Covered in Moo Moo, Brown Cow: 1.  names of animals 2.  visual examples of animals 3.  identifying animals 4.  proper names of baby animals 5.  names of colors 6.  visual examples of colors 7.  patterns in […]

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One of the most powerful teaching tools available to EVERYONE is MODELLING. Modelling: does not require any kind of formal degree does not require any specialized training does not require any type of specifically engineered equipment does not cost any money A Model is a standard or example for imitation or comparison. So TO Model […]

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The school bus screeches, stops, diesel engine hisses as the door is opened. A minute later, the bus hisses again, gears grind and the  bus resumes down the road. Not that your preschooler would be taking a bus anyway, but your stomach does a flip and then a flop. You are happy to keep your child at home […]

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GORGEOUS time of year! BEAUTIFUL weather! August breeze is cool in the morning. Sky is crystal clear blue. Cicadas are humming. The LAST thing I want to do is think about……school! I want to treasure these last beautiful days of summer soaking up the warmth of the sun and reading good books and hanging out with my kids. […]

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Taking your preschooler to the grocery store is a wonderful teaching opportunity! Did you know that grocery shopping with your child provides more learning opportunities than attending a preschool class? Why? #1 – The experience is AUTHENTIC. Grocery shopping is a real life skill. Everyone goes to the grocery store. #2 – They are WITH YOU. […]

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