The Power of Natural Consequences

Whenever children are being mischievous or doing something that they shouldn’t be doing. We often want to reprimand them so that they know that whatever it was that they were doing wasn’t safe. Luckily, for us, natural consequences take the guesswork out of it. When children experience natural consequences, it allows them an opportunity to... Continue Reading →

The End to Most “Sharing” Disasters

Often times when I am around multiple children, I frequently hear the word share. Whether it’s adults saying, “Share with….” or children echoing the words of their parents by saying “Mom said share!” I’m sure it comes as no surprise, but even I use to always say share. It wasn’t until I learned about introducing... Continue Reading →

In-Home Safe Space: Why & How

The idea of creating an in-home safe space sparked some time ago when I worked at a child development center. I noticed, tucked off in the classroom was a small, cozy area in a discrete location. The sign above it read “alone box”. I was quite curious as to what this space was used for.... Continue Reading →

Understanding Children’s Play Style

I think we are all aware of how important play is to children, especially young children. So much learning happens when children have the freedom to play. I find it adorable to watch how children interact with other children. In today’s blog, I hope you gain insight into understanding children’s play styles. There are about... Continue Reading →

Child-Led Play: Explained

When I first started my undergrad program many years ago, one of the first things we learned about was child-led play. I honestly wasn’t quite sure what it was but like many of you have probably already done, I assumed that it meant allowing children to take the lead in their play. And basically, you’re... Continue Reading →

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