Building Creativity in Academics Subjects – By Prof.Ellen Booth Church

As early childhood educators and parents we know that hands-on experiences with creative activities and materials is what the children call the “good stuff” of learning. Young children learn science, math and literacy academic skills through art, music, movement and drama activities. The Arts ar

Becoming Literate! – By Prof. Ellen Booth Church

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” -Abraham Lincoln We all know how important it is for children to be literate. The literacy skills related to reading and writing are essential for future success in school. Of course, every parent worries if her child will learn how to read

Who was Jean Piaget and How Does His Work Help Us Understand Our Young Children?- Prof. Ellen Booth Church

“Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves.” -Jean Piaget Jean Piaget (1896-1980) was a Swiss psychologist and epistemologist known for his pioneering work in child development. His theory of cognitive development has greatly influenced the field of educating you

Back to School – Literacy Transitions- Prof. Ellen Booth Church

Transition time is also Language and Literacy Time! It is the perfect time to introduce, explore and practice the literacy skills you teach throughout the day. In fact, these mini-language lessons can be an essential part of your program. They provide children with the opportunity to apply the skill

Poetry Power- Prof. Ellen Booth Church

Your young child probably loves to play with sounds, words and rhymes. It is one of the best ways for him to learn the language and listening skills needed for reading and writing. Let’s Play with Poetry! Preschoolers and young students find words, sounds, and rhythms delicious. Nonsense rhymes, f

Interpreting Children’s Inner world Through their drawings- Part 2

Let’s continue our journey to a child’s inner world through his drawings. This section includes the following points in regard with drawing process: Common Myths Use of specific Colours House drawings Tree drawings Common Myths This is an important step towards the journey, to dispel some common

Interpreting Children’s Inner world Through their drawings- Part 1

What a child draws is just like an open window that sheds light into her inner world. Each drawing has its own journey which describes a child’s personality and behavior. Children’s drawings or scribbles or handwriting are an excellent opportunity for parents and educators to understand their mi
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