Month: October 2015

3 More Reasons that Finger Plays are Good Ideas for Little Kids

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Learning experiences are enhanced when as many senses are incorporated in that lesson. This is especially true with young children who are learning basic concepts about the world around them.

The use of Finger Plays involves a number of the senses. This post is a continuation of a previous post: Working in Early Childhood Development and Finger Plays go Hand in Hand

Early Childhood Development and Finger Plays Go Hand in Hand

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Why teach kids fingerplays and rhymes according to the No Non-cents Nanna

For the love of finger plays this post shares 10 links to dozens of the best fingerplays shared on Pinterest and 8 more reasons why  great pre-school teachers use  finger plays to teach in the class room.

  1. Those of us who teach kids finger plays  understand the value of rhythm and rhyme in the learning process.
  2. Finger plays can go every where when a child uses his/ her hands and fingers.
  3. For increased sensory involvement add cut out felt shapes; coloring book pages; or store bought finger puppets.
  4. No Non-cents Nanna’s HEART FELT PLAY STORE creates sets of sensory play items with your child in mind.
  5. Kids can memorizes a nursery poem or finger play then when they read that poem in a book they can begin picking out the word on the page.

6. Children feel the sense of a happy community when chanting familiar words with peers.

7.Memorizing rhyms and finger play words are the building blocks of the foundation to early reading skills.

6 Reasons to Encourage Children to Help with Housework

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Allow kids to prepare food.

Allow kids to prepare food. Sure the cookie decorating is messy, AND that’s OK!

I know some folks would rather do things themselves to get things done quickly to avoid a kids making a mess. But, if you always do everything, when will they learn?

If that is in your thinking, please allow me to give you 6 good reasons why kids need to learn how to “cook” , “clean”, “sew” , yard work at an early age.

Do Not like Your Life? Change It: Rearrange It.

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Life is life a box of puzzle pieces.

Life is life a box of puzzle pieces.

At times life can be like a box of puzzle pieces:puzzling!

We have many choices when we are so mixed up the pieces don’t fit right.

  1.  Whine and complain.
  2.  Stay passive or silent.
  3. Blame someone else for the problem
  4. Wait for someone (enabler)to fix it for us
  5. Problem solve to do something different.

In the image below I gave the 2 year old a homemade puzzle made from a piece of card board. She thought it was cool, but did not have a clue as to what she should do with it.