GETTING READY TO WRITE

Even young children who can’t hold a pencil love to ” write ” a blank piece of paper all over. If you’re not careful, they can use the wall instead.) They take great joy in the movement and leave behind a magical record in watching...

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CHOOSING BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

The good news is that literally there are thousands of children’s books. The bad news is that many of them are not suitable for your child for one reason or another, so you have to pick and choose for a while. Remember, these words and images shape ...

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BUILDING MOTOR SKILLS

Pushing. Running. Building. Climbing. Early childhood is a physical period. For this simple reason, preschoolers devote many of their days to these kinds of actions: they must practice using their arms, legs, hands, and fingers. Scientists and educators ...

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DAY CARE

For many laudable, unavoidable, egotistical, and even tragic reasons, many parents now rely on someone else to take care of their young children. Some may be cared for by a grandparent or other relative. A small percentage of families have their own baby ...

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READING TO YOUR CHILD

The easiest way to turn your child into a reader is by the old fashion way: to read aloud. Studies show that children learn more easily to read when they have heard books read at home aloud. This is why teachers in kindergarten list reading aloud as one o...

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READING RULES OF THUMB

It’s never too early to start reading to your child. It’s never too late, either, but the longer you wait, the more difficult it may be to establish the habit. Start as soon as you can. Here are some pointers about reading aloud: Pick a quiet ...

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PRESCHOOL SCIENCE

There is a famous story of how James Watt let a giant out of a teakettle in the annals of scientific discovery. The story goes that one day the young Scottish boy sat in the kitchen wondering about the causes of things when his gaze fell on the stove̵...

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