Learning in the Early Years Series

Resources for Learning in the Early Years

If you've read any of my past posts, watched any of my videos, or have followed me for any amount of time, then you know I take a tricky stance on learning in the early years. On one hand, I come from an early childhood development and education background... and on the other, I am… Continue reading Resources for Learning in the Early Years

Learning in the Early Years Series

4 Important Skills Every Preschooler Should Know Before Kindergarten

Oh the preschool years… Those sweet little humans drive you crazy with their constant testing of their independence. But on the other hand, they still need you for some things and still love to cuddle up in your lap for a good story. This is the time when many parents, and even educators, start to worry if… Continue reading 4 Important Skills Every Preschooler Should Know Before Kindergarten

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Developing Fine and Gross Motor Skills Through Play

The preschool years are a prime time in children’s lives when they are developing essential skills that will help them when they begin structured learning. By training the small muscles in their hands and fingers your preschooler will be ready to start writing when it’s time. In a similar way when your child learns to… Continue reading Developing Fine and Gross Motor Skills Through Play

Learning in the Early Years Series

5 Ways Children Learn Naturally

All parents know how curious children can be. They naturally want to explore, take risks, and learn. However, there seems to be a rising trend where parents are becoming increasingly focused on creating a structured learning environment for children as young as toddler/preschool-age. What if I told you that there are natural ways that children… Continue reading 5 Ways Children Learn Naturally