Developmentally Or Age Appropriate Practices

HOLIDAYS

HOLIDAYS

 The holidays are often the times when you and your child are with relatives you don’t see very often. Of course, you want your child to be on their best behavior.  So, then why does she sometimes act her worst? Think about the whole thing from…

IMPORTANCE OF BLOCK PLAY

IMPORTANCE OF BLOCK PLAY

BLOCK PLAY OVERVIEW  Block play is a central activity in many preschools because it is well known that block play is helpful to children in all areas of development (Wolfgang 2009). Block play has a beneficial impact on problem solving skills, initiative, and construction of…

PLAY AT DIFFERENT STAGES

PLAY AT DIFFERENT STAGES

There are many benefits of play that contribute to a child’s healthy development. Jean Piaget said that a child’s ability to play cognitively changes during early childhood. Stage 1: Practice or Functional Play (birth to two). Children play using senses and motor functions. They kick,…

SCHEDULES & ROUTINES

SCHEDULES & ROUTINES

Children need organization and routines to feel safe. Children have no internal sense of order, So the child’s environment and schedule must provide the needed external structure. So many things are so new and unpredictable for children. If they have a few things they can count…

WHAT IS THE BEST PRESCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD

WHAT IS THE BEST PRESCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD

What should be considered in determining whether a preschool is the best one for your child?  There are no national standards and there is wide variation amongst state standards. Fortunately,the Texas Education Agency has wonderful standards for pre-school  programs in the state of Texas. They address the…