My Child Won’t Work With Me!

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Parents of school aged children ask me, “What can I do? My child needs help with his school work but won’t work with me. He won’t let me help!” Some children need extra help to understand something at school, parents want to help, but the child refuses the support. It …

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Independence – What Does It Look Like?

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Independence looks different at each stage of a child’s life. A young child’s ability to put on their own shoes, to pour juice from a jug, and to look at a book, are all important skills at home and at school. These are skills that can be taught with guidance …

Fairy Doors

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I was immediately gripped by their excitement and enthusiasm for the magic door. On the ground were carefully spread colourful petals and leaves, and children were excitedly gathering more things to add. I was hooked with the story and watched as the young children carefully tidied the area around the …

Babies, Toddlers, and Language

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We are born with a need to communicate and connect. From birth your baby is already looking at you, making facial gestures, making sounds, or crying. They are communicating with you. You try to interpret what they want, “Are you hungry, do you want to be held, are you feeling …

Every Piece of Art Deserves Its Moment

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During my early years of teaching I met a teacher who had a real impact on me. I was in Ms Vaughn’s classroom for one of my first practicum experiences and she imposed on me the importance of displaying children’s art respectfully. She felt it was important to let the …

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Making Choices

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Why is it important to help your child to be successful in making choices? Making choices is an important part of our everyday lives. Our self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-control are all wrapped up in the choices we’ve made and make. Helping your child to be successful in making choices, and …

One Size Does Not Fit All

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One size does not fit all. One style of teaching does not support all the learners in a classroom. We all learn in different ways. We are a combination of Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic learners. It is very rare for a student to have just one learning style, but they …

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Tummy Time!

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Our babies used to sleep on their tummies. Then in 1994 many health organizations advised families to put babies on their backs to go to sleep. This new sleeping position decreased the amount of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) incidents by 50 per cent. Now our babies sleep on their …

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Overnight Oats

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s when our body refuels to get ready for the day ahead. Teaching your child good food choices and healthy eating habits is a lifelong skill. Getting breakfast in a rush leads to some unhealthy choices, sugary cereal, processed foods, heavy …