Fostering Independence and Responsibility -By Prof. Ellen Booth Church

“The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of Responsibility and the wings of Independence.” – Denis Waitley We all want our children to feel confident and responsible. How do we support their natural desire to be independent while reminding them about their responsibility

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

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

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 […]

STEAM “IT” Outside! Taking learning off the page and out the door

“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”- Educator, Horace Mann  The great outdoors is your child’s “other” classroom. Studies are showing that young children need to interact with natural materials in the real world around them to develop higher or
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