Play Builds Kids

Play Builds Kids Each child can build their body and mind through simple minutes of play! Take a role in building your child’s abilities by suggesting simple tasks to try during play times. Let’s help kids get ‘upside down’! This task will begin handstands, but very very beginning level, by developing arm support. At some […]

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What happens in play?

What happens in Play? ‘Stuff Happens’ Play times allow young children to develop language, thinking, movement and social-emotional competence. Simple experiences: as toys are mouthed, transferred from place to place   — creating relationships between toys. These relationships are simple at their start (moving toys in and out of containers) and gain complexity as children grow […]

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Preschoolers’ Learning: Less or More?

Preschoolers Learning Less or More? Are the hours that preschooler sit with adults and caregivers really bringing learning and making gains in their development? The Bells and Whistles of formal preschool instruction take investments of cash from both providers and parents. The dual working parents shift between care venues and their our abodes in hectic […]

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Language building for your preschoolers: as they PLAY

You want your preschool to play and learn language and develop in ALL ways.  Remember to use their play time as a tool to stimulate their play, learn words and a opportunity to extend their awareness. When you, as a caregiver, are thinking WHAT to do and say to your youngster to inspire and engage […]

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Tips for Headstands~ Be safe!

Tips for Headstand Practice Explore headstands with your youngster, in a safe and open place. Use the idea of a triangle to teach the fundamental concepts of getting upside down…and balancing on hands and head.  The photos here show that using a simple paper shape can give preschoolers a place to set the head and […]

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Ideas about Play for preschoolers

Play for preschoolers Preschoolers thrive emotionally, physically and physiologically as they play. Unstructured yet monitored explorative minutes, when finger probing dirt or rocks mounding into structures yield observations and give expression to preschoolers’ developing mind and their mastery of linking movement to mind [mind-body connectivity]. Everyone needs to PLAY, it is essential to learning, creativity […]

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Let’s Play Ball preschoolers

Let’s Play Catch Ball for Preschoolers! “Want to play catch?”  Parents and caregivers ask preschool age children this question everyday. This phrase crosses gender and generational lines in it’s CALL TO ACTION. Soon you will have the keys to leading a session of ‘catch’ with the kid in your life and making that time – […]

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Teach Kids How to move

Tech Kids How to MOVE Kids NEED to be shown: yes, that great teaching tool: SHOW & TELL ‘How to Move! Kids skills do not come with developmental growth. The skills and tasks must be modeled and taught and practiced. If you are someone you know teaching youngsters: the progressively organized KidSKILLS Movement and Training Series […]

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Children use gestures

Children Use simple gestures Children use simple gestures to communicate their thoughts. Caregivers can observe these gesturing patterns during the day and kids’ play to understand the progression of the child’s learning of a specific skill. When a child is engaged in an activity: physical task desire to express relating to another person They will initiate […]

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Words bring GOOD Preschool moves

Good Preschool Moves come with Cues As you try to set a foundation for a lifetime of physical activity for your preschool children or students, think about the essentials of word cues. We use them all the time! Stop…hurry…here Use the idea of embedding a fundamental set of directional CUE WORDS as you guide you […]

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