Children and Self Esteem – Part III

Children and Self Esteem – Part III

Balance Praise and Criticism: There is a danger in the pressure today to read, write  and perform tasks not appropriate for age  level and  developmental stage. There is a pressure to exceed and to be “the best.” This pressure often overwhelms a child’s sense of...
Children and Self Esteem – Part II

Children and Self Esteem – Part II

Ways to boost your child’s self esteem through play, feeding, and encounters with others   12 months old: Allow your child to feed himself finger-foods and his bottle 16 months old: Allow your child to use a fork to spear food Let him decide whether or not he wants to...
Children and Self Esteem

Children and Self Esteem

The excitement of mastering a task can be seen in young babies as they roll over, grasp a cracker and stack blocks. These experiences ultimately provide a base for a feeling of oneself, of self-esteem. When parents encourage a baby who has just learned a task by...
October Preschool Prep Curriculum

October Preschool Prep Curriculum

October was a busy month for our Preschool Prep Program. Themes included Autumn and Fall Fun, weather changes, routines and transitions through individual and group learning experiences. The highlight, of course was our celebration of Halloween during which children...
Halloween with your toddler

Halloween with your toddler

For grownups Halloween is a festive and fun holiday. For a toddler, monsters, blood and skeletons can be really scary.  Around the age of 2 children understand that they can get hurt. That’s when they can start showing fears of monsters, of the dark or fear of being...
September Preschool Prep Curriculum

September Preschool Prep Curriculum

September was an exciting month for our Preschool Prep Program as children learned about apples, seeds, and the colors red, yellow and green. The Fall Season was welcomed with enthusiasm. Children had a chance to examine apples of all shapes, sizes and colors. Each...
Our Morning Routine

Our Morning Routine

It’s officially October and it’s still difficult to get your preschooler out of the door in the morning! Your Routine has changed and getting ready to go to preschool might be a challenge. It is no news that children need routine. Here are some tips to start off the...
Play and Art Therapy

Play and Art Therapy

While various forms of therapy can be beneficial for a child, many young children find it scary or difficult to verbally express themselves. Play therapy which often includes art therapy is a quickly growing specialized area of psychotherapy that can help children...
August Preschool Prep Curriculum

August Preschool Prep Curriculum

August was an exciting month for toddlers attending our Preschool Prep Program! Children had a great time climbing in and out of our tent as the theme was “A Camping we Will Go!”. There was a picnic with Teddy Bears and a special project with handprints and yellow and...
Language Development

Language Development

“What dat?” “Mamma, go?” It’s so exciting when children start to express themselves using words. To help your child with her vocabulary, you can help her do what she is already doing. Praise every attempt of new words. What adults do to respond to the child’s...