Friday, February 23, 2024

Why Preschool Shouldn’t Be Like School

April 5, 2016 by  
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Without a teacher present, children look for a much wider range of information and consider a greater range of options. Knowing what to expect from a teacher is a really good thing, of course: It lets you get the right answers more quickly than you would otherwise. Indeed, these studies show that 4-year-olds understand how teaching works and can learn from teachers. But there is an intrinsic trade-off between that kind of learning and the more wide-ranging learning that is so natural for young children. ..

Creative Problem Solving: Moving Beyond Either/Or Thinking to Infinite Possibilities

November 7, 2011 by  
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One of the most fundamental elements of Peaceful Parenting is the ability to make a shift from our standard ways of thinking about conflict in our families. This mini-workshop will give a brief overview of compassionate communication (non violent communication, authentic communication) with a focus on creative problem solving.

Defining Kindergarten Readiness Once and For All!

November 10, 2010 by  
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Kindergarten readiness, a hot topic among politicians, is also a hot topic among parents. With this in mind, let’s look at how kindergarten readiness goes far beyond learning the ABC’s and starts way back in infancy.

Faster Than Life ~ by Melody Elder

July 1, 2010 by  
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Ironically, when children are pushed to learn something before they’re physically, cognitively, or emotionally ready, it actually slows their progress down.

AFTER PRESCHOOL: What are the best choices for your family?

June 24, 2010 by  
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NEW DATE: (DON’T MISS OUT!!) Tuesday, August 24, 6:30 to 8:30.

Topics covered will be:

Developmentally appropriate practices

Schooling options after preschool/nursery school

Academic kinders vs developmental kinders

Advocating for your child

RSVP to Linda at (310)408-5616

Our Brains are Wired for Empathy…

June 17, 2010 by  
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“Empathy is the invisible hand….that entends human consciousness”