When your child encounters a “problem,” such as a toy breaking, or difficulty turning on a toy, give him time to work out the problem independently. Children are motivated by a little frustration to use their problem-solving skills. Try to catch your ..
Young children develop an understanding of science concepts through active engagement with their environment. Infants begin learning about science as they begin to explore the world through their senses. In the preschool years, children learn to make obse..
Supporting your Child’s Literacy Development Sing songs with your child to develop vocabulary, sequencing, and phonemic awareness Examples: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “Three Little Monkeys Teasing Mr. Alligator” Read to your child regularly. Find b..
Identifying an appropriate classroom environment for your child can feel overwhelming. There are so many programs from which to choose. It is a good idea to try to see a few classrooms in action before making a decision about placement. This gives you a m..
If a young child’s problem-solving skills are delayed, it can often be a sign that other delays may be present. These could include language, motor, intellectual delays, or autistic-like symptoms. If you have any concerns about your child’s developmen..
Learning styles is a term that refers to different ways in which we learn, process, and retain information. All young children learn through meaningful hands-on experiences—through touching, doing, and moving. And children also learn through seeing and ..
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting is where IEP team members determine a child’s eligibility for special education services. It is held after all assessments are completed. At this time, you and other members of the IEP team review the re..
Moms share what they did to prevent their child from being a victim of bullying Bullying resources specific to the experience of a child with special needs, are scarce. Despite numerous attempts to seek direct quotes, tools, research or knowledge from chi..
Many people know about the four styles of learning. But, in 1983, Howard Gardner, Ph.D., professor of cognition and education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, introduced a new way of understanding children and how they process and retain infor..
Environment is a key factor in determining an appropriate classroom setting for your child. But the teaching staff is one of the most important criteria in determining the “right” environment. This checklist serves as your guide when visiting a classr..