The Importance Of Language In Early Childhood

Spread the love In the past couple of decades, emergent literacy has been largely discussed among experts as one of the most important for later development. Lasting from toddler to preschooler age, it involves introducing your children to letters and the basics of reading and helping them expand vocabulary. According to numerous studies during these … Read more

Dealing with Problem Behaviors in a Positive Way

Spread the love Handling children that exhibit problem behaviors is a common concern for parents and teachers. There are different ways to correct these behaviors. Some factors to consider are severity, frequency, and end goal. It’s tempting to punish behaviors like tantrums and aggression, but it is not always the best solution. Choosing punishment might … Read more

Promoting Literacy In Early Education

Spread the love Since the beginning of time, humans have used vocals and sounds to communicate with each other. As centuries and millennia passed, different languages were developed, and today, being multilingual is a valuable skill. When a child is born, he/she is immediately exposed to learning a language – first in the form of … Read more

Overcoming adversity

If we want to help children succeed and thrive so that they can reach their full potential, we need to understand their mental, biological, and emotional needs. Join Sean Sanders, Director and Senior Editor for Custom Publishing at Science, as he interviews outstanding researchers in a broad range of fields whose work either directly involves … Read more

Naturalistic Intervention: Changing Behaviors in the Learner’s Regular Setting

Spread the love Naturalistic intervention (NI) is a set of practices, techniques, and strategies designed to bring out a target behavior. This is done in the learner’s normal environment while following their daily routines, hence the term “naturalistic.” It is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Naturalistic Intervention for Learners with Communication … Read more

A Guide to Writing Observation Reports

Spread the love An observation report is a piece of document that contains comprehensive information about a child. This document can be used as the basis to assess a child’s overall development.   How to Get Started The process involves observing a child, making notes, and putting everything together in a report. In preparation for the … Read more

A Guide to Teaching Phonics

Spread the love Teachers and parents alike should work together to facilitate a child’s learning, especially during the child’s early development years. In this guide, I will share some vital information on how to effectively teach phonics. Phonics: What are they? To put it simply: phonics has to do with teaching students about the alphabet … Read more

Caring for children: Meeting basic needs is not enough

Scientists have identified two ways in which caregivers can support healthy development in children: by providing cognitive and emotional input. Cognitive input, such as exposure to words, music and puzzles, promotes the ability to learn. Emotional input, like hugs and praise, fosters a nurturing and supportive relationship between child and caregiver. If one type of … Read more