Developing Mindfulness and Awareness – By Prof. Ellen Booth Church

“Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.”– Jon Kabat-Zinn  Earlier this month we talked about building a sense of responsibility and independence in children. In this blog we look at the growing level of mindfulness and awareness that happens in the Kinderpillar

Taking Art and Math Outside

“When we teach a child to draw, we teach him how to see.When we teach a child to play a musical instrument, we teach her how to listen.When we teach a child to dance, we teach him how to move through life with grace.When we nurture imagination, we create a better world, one child at […]

Talking and Listening to Children in the Classroom- Guided by Ellen Booth Church

From the moment children arrive to the end-of-day song, two-way communication is crucial for developing language and literacy skills. Greeting Time: Getting to Know One Another Arrival is one of the best times for one-on-one conversations with children. Such talks help to engender a sense of belongi

“Time-out” -To Address the Challenging Behaviour of Preschool Children

One of the most effective forms of discipline in reducing challenging behaviour in young children is “Time-out”. This term is taken from “time out from positive reinforcement”. It works on a simple strategy of selectively ignoring the disruptive behaviour. In this process, children are remov

A Comprehensive, Positive Approach to Behavior Support for Preschool Children

There are various challenging social behaviours that may benefit from time-out, such as, aggression towards peers and adults,non-compliance and destructive behaviour. A comprehensive and positive approach should include the following-  1. Building Positive RelationshipsA warm and caring relationsh
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