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Sensational Sand

Published on September 18, 2019 under Winter
You've probably noticed - in our yard or at the playground – how much your child likes to dig in the sand. Sand is great fun, but it's also wonderful material for learning. Children learn…
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Large Motor Development

Published on September 17, 2019 under Winter
Running, jumping, climbing, skipping, hopping, throwing, and balancing come naturally to young children. Kids need plenty of opportunities to practice. These large motor activities are an important part of your child's day here. With daily…
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Consequences

Published on September 16, 2019 under Winter
There are three types of consequences: natural, logical, and problem-solving: Natural consequences require no adult planning or control. Natural consequences tend to be the most powerful motivator for children to learn a new skill. An…
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Everybody Needs a Rock

Published on September 13, 2019 under Winter
I have had reading the book "Everybody Needs a Rock " on our lesson plans for a few days. It just never seemed to work out. Today it did! Everybody needs a rock is a…
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The Power of Play

Published on September 12, 2019 under Winter
Have you ever heard someone remark about an early childhood program – even ours perhaps – "all the children do there is play"? At a good early childhood programs there is a lot of play…
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Counting Doesn’t Add Up to Math

Published on September 9, 2019 under Winter
Sometimes we tend to think to simplistically about mathematics and young children. You hear someone say " my daughter knows all her numbers. She can count to 20. " While counting is an accomplishment, it…
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Parent conferences

Published on September 6, 2019 under Winter
The purpose of parent conferences at Bright Beginnings is mainly just continued conversation that we normally have anyway to discuss goals and expectations for the children. Usually I have data to present such as assessment…
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Published on September 5, 2019 under Winter
You can learn so much about children just by listening to the conversations. Today I spent some time sitting at the table with the kids playing Play-Doh , They all were cooking something. One child…
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Material Rotation

Published on September 4, 2019 under Winter
One of the indicators of a high quality classroom is when the materials change to peak interest. Have you ever taken a toy and just moved it to a different part of the house and…
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Cooking

Published on August 28, 2019 under Winter
We try to cook at least once a week. We decided that today would be a good day to start that. The children joined me in the kitchen two or three in a time to…
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