It’s no secret that kids LOVE sensory play! While you have some extra time with your child(ren), you can read them book that goes along with some of their favorite sensory activities! here are some of my recommendations for literary sensory play!
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One thing that has really helped in my classroom and in my home in regards to meltdowns and tantrums (for both my 10year old and my 3 year old) is being able to hold space for my children’s feelings. Whether it’s having a specific “Calm Down Area” with calming toys, or changing my dialogue to acknowledge and help understand emotions, I find that my kids (and I, by extension,) are much more capable of navigating their feelings and their reactions when things are uncertain or don’t go their way. Here are some of my tips and tricks to starting that process in your own home or classroom.
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Well, friends, we’re back. Goober is a year older (so am I, but that’s irrelevant) and he’s even more on the move than he’s ever been. Last year, I had the opportunity to take a job as a teacher in a local daycare center. I seized that opportunity and hit the ground running so fast, I kind of forgot to look back at this blog. Now, with the dreaded Covid-19 quarantine looming over us, I feel a lot more prepared than I would had I not started teaching. (I primarily teach in the 4-5 age group, but I frequently visit the younger age groups as well). So straying from our original “Books First” focus, I have prepared a list of some fun things to do if you’re spending a LOT of time home with your kids!
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