It is that time of year…the start of a new season and a new school term. Another word we can use is “Transition” it is a time that children are learning Language and Literacy! It is the perfect time to introduce, explore and practice the literacy skills you teach throughout the day. In fact, t
We are all Musicians!- Prof. Ellen Booth Church
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato How many of you think, “Oh I can’t sing.”? The good news is you can freely share both art forms when you interact with children. Young children appreciate any adult who
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
Music, Movement Art and Learning!
Music, movement and art are a vital part of your child’s creative educational growth. Experiences with the Arts support your child’s innate desire to create, build on his natural curiosity, and open avenues for self-expression and learning in all curriculum areas. Recent studies support the impo
Taking Reading Off the Page!
“You are never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” -Dr. Seuss I have talked about the importance of reading to your child in previous Kinderpillar blogs. That simple fact cannot be stressed too much. You actually are teaching your child how to read, just by [&he
Let us teach little children to breathe, to vibrate, to feel and to become one with the general harmony and movement of nature. Let us first produce a beautiful human being, a singing and dancing child.” –Isadora Duncan Brain development is a prominent topic in Early Childhood. Much of what ea
Setting Up Basic Learning Centres for Preschool – Part 2
(Guided By Prof. Ellen Booth Church) TECHNOLOGY CENTRE A place to explore and express with different forms of media… from the computer to musical recordings and instruments. Be sure that the amount of time that children spend with technology is much shorter than hands-on active play. *
Importance of Music In Preschool Children
“Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them — a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.” — Gerald Ford, form