Don't limit your use of words because you are speaking with young children. There is no word too hard for them to learn! Learn how to lift your child's vocabulary on this episode of the podcast.
Young children may bite for a variety of reasons. Adults struggle with how to teach children not to bite. Listen to this episode for a discussion about a topic that is one of the most widely reported frustrations of parents and teachers.
Belonging is an essential component of developing a healthy sense of self. Preschoolers all must feel they belong. Listen for a discussion about culture, children and belonging.
Do you know how much time is taken away from education and socialization to organize elaborate preschool holidays shows? A lot. Listen as you reconsider how your preschool should approach the holidays.
Children are not born knowing how to calm themselves. When children are upset, they need to know how to calm their bodies. Listen to learn techniques you can teach (and use yourself!)
Errands seem so mundane but they are actually quiet educational. Discover what your children can learn if you take them with you (at least sometimes).
What should you say and do with your preschooler to prepare for going back to school? Listen to learn how to make this more exciting and less anxiety filled.
It is important that schools and families always seek to partner. The children depend on it. Listen for tips and important information about the impact of family/school relationships.
Teaching letters in isolation is becoming a thing of the past. Listen to learn how children learn letters and words in more meaningful ways.
Answering Listeners Questions
Listen for the details about the timing of the July 1 live episode and where you can listen to us live.
Do you know people who are "sharenting" (oversharing about their children on social media)? Children need privacy for healthy development. When is sharing okay and when is it too much? Listen to consider social media and children's need for privacy.
Help young children to accept their feelings and consider their reactions when someone has hurt them. Learn what to say that empowers children instead of making them feel wrong for having feelings.
Now that you've listened to what to take out of circle time during our last episode, find out what you should be doing instead.
Wondering how to update your circle time activities? We know more now than we did in the past about how this time can be better spent. When you know better, you do better.
We send very mixed messages to children about strangers. We tell them to stay away from strangers but then they see us talk to strangers all the time. How can you teach young children about strangers more clearly? Listen to find out.
We all have biases that we are not aware of and they can impact our interactions with children. Listen to this episode to learn about discovering your biases and how we can lessen their impact on children.
Everyone who interacts with your child has an impact on their self-worth. What should you ask, look for and advocate for when enrolling your children in activities? Listen to find out!
Taking time to recharge is important when you work with or are raising young children. Recharge, laugh and get some ideas from Cindy and Alison for taking me time.
Hard topics - death, serious illness, separation, divorce and more - challenge us when we have to talk to young children. Listen for information about how to approach the children when tough things happen.