Preschool: Imagination and Invention

Nate McCallisterPreschool

Child uses cardboard wings to pretend to fly.

Look. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No. It’s a a preschooler using his imagination! Extended periods of play that allow children to exercise their imaginations enable them to develop important approaches to learning. Below are some examples of progress and some quick tips that you can use to help support the development of a child’s imagination and inventiveness. Age: … Read More

Toilet Training

Marie BakerFeatured Quick Tip, Preschool

Teddy bear on potty training toilet with toilet in background.

Hooray! So, you’re child has begun the journey of toilet learning. This is a very exciting time, but it can also be quite frustrating. Don’t get discouraged. If your child does some of the following, she may be ready for potty training: follows simple directions, sits upright for five minutes or more, stays dry for two hours or more, answers … Read More

Preschool: Risk Taking

Nate McCallisterFeatured Quick Tip, Preschool

Children-Flying-Like-Ariplane-on-Skateboards

Positive attitudes and dispositions determine children’s ability to learn. We want children to develop positive approaches to learning in terms of their social interaction and ability to obtain new information so they can thrive as learners. Age: 3-5 Years Old Domain: Approaches to Learning Sub-domain: Risk Taking Progress and Support Preschoolers show progress when they explore several different ways of … Read More

Preschool: Curiosity

Nate McCallisterPreschool, Quick Tips

Preschooler pointing finger at chin looking inquisitivly off camera.

Positive attitudes and dispositions determine children’s ability to learn. We want children to develop positive approaches to learning in terms of their social interaction and ability to obtain new information so they can thrive as learners. Age: 3-5 Years Old Domain: Approaches to Learning Sub-domain: Curiosity Progress and Support Preschoolers show progress when they want to learn new things, illustrate … Read More