To honor Mother’s Day this year I thought it would be fun to collect some motherly advice and sayings from some of my friends and family. These are great guys! Thanks! “Eat all your food, there are people starving in the world.” “Don’t crack your knuckles, you’ll get arthritis.” “Be kind to everyone because one […]
Teacher Appreciation Day!
Just a little history: Congress declared March 7, 1980 as National Teacher Day for that year only. The NEA and affiliates continued to observe Teacher Day on the first Tuesday in March until 1985 when the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation week in the first full week of May. This year the calendar says that […]
In January, a father, Ricky Shoff, posted to social media a nanny video of his 2 ½ year-old son rescuing his twin brother when an unsecure dresser fell over on him. The father said, “At first he was hesitant to post the video, but after a while he felt it was more important to bring […]
Sometimes a parent will ask if there is a certain book their child really enjoys. Well, just about everyday I will hear, “Can you read No, David!?” Kids just love this book and so do I! I have to keep buying new copies because they get so worn out. Author and artist David Shannon (website) has […]
Children love to play with slime! But, you must make sure they don’t put it in their mouths since it is typically made with glue. I came across this recipe using PEEPS that I want to share. You may have some of these marshmallow colored candy chicks left over from Easter, and it is […]
The word “success” holds a different meaning for everyone. I was just thinking about this a few weeks ago as I was going about my day at the preschool. First I observed a four year old who noticed his classmate was sad when her dad left. I could see he wanted to do something to […]
Avoid This Scary Scenario
I felt that it was important to comment on a recent news article. It was the story of a person picking up the wrong child at a daycare facility. I can’t even imagine how scared and panicked both the child and the parent were. The child was 4 years old, which means she was old […]
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
I always feel the need to acknowledge Dr. Seuss’ birthday because his books made such an impression on me as a child! As a result, I have always enjoyed sharing his stories with the preschoolers I have worked with over the years. Many people don’t realize that his first book, And To Think I Saw […]
Take a Picture, it WILL Last Longer
We often get some great ideas from parents and when we do, we love to share! Well, you all know that bringing an oversized toy to daycare is not really the best idea but some children just find it so hard to part with a particular toy for the day because they are attached. One Mom came […]
A Merry and Happy To All!!
Jo Ann and I always believed in having fun and celebrating the holidays with the children. We would ask each family what they celebrated and we would also do so at school. Walking into our classroom you would see footprint Rudolphs next to popsicle stick Stars of David, Xmas tunes would be playing and a […]