“How You and Your Child Can Get the Most Out of Your Local Library”- By Prof. Ellen Booth Church

Imagine walking into your public library with “child eyes”. What would you see? What invites and excites? What might overwhelm? What would you want to do? Your local library is the perfect setting to welcome your child to the magical world of books. It is a place filled with wonder to young eyes

Inventing Together Builds Thinking Skills (Part 2)- By prof. Ellen Booth Church

In the last blog I talked about Dr. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences and how this applies to the Kinderpillar educational programs. In this blog we will look at some of the fun ways we do this in our programs.   Thinking Outside the Box…Team Work One of the most fulfilling

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

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
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