Invent Something Together – By Prof. Ellen Booth Church

The Kinderpillar curriculum focuses on helping children build the essential critical, creative and flexible thinking skills that will support their learning and study throughout their lives. A large part of this is related to the STEM (Science, Math, Engineering, Math) or STEAM (Science, Math, Engin

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
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