At the moment, Matthew and I do not have children (unless you count the cats, ha!), but that doesn't stop me pinning the cool things I see for wee folk. As a teacher, and having lots of friends with wee folk, it's full of inspiration, and often has ideas I can adapt to use with my form or my classes!
I'm a huge believer in positive reinforcement when it comes to behaviour - if we focus too much on telling off, children will never feel enthused to behave in the way you'd desire. Punishments are a necessary part of the cycle, but plenty of praise and positive words need to happen too! Love this 'caught ya being good' jar!
What a cute way of helping kids to organise their things! I'd love to do this for my form if I had room!
Firstly, independent. /English teacher /apologies for persnickety-ness
LOVE this list - what a great way of figuring out when to introduce and nurture skills. This is a definite thing to do if I'm ever blessed enough to have a family.
I love 'quiet time' for children, and as a teacher know what skills can be cultivated away from screens, timetables and adult involvement - creativity blooms, imagination thrives! Now, older children can manage this time happily themselves, but for smaller folk these buckets are a genius idea!
A list of things children wish their parents would do with them. So cute!
Fine motor skills are so useful in elements like writing and the arts - what child could resist a busy board like this?
Best. Lunches. Ever.
I'm really intrigued by this programme - I think I'll give it a read over the summer. Always ready to pick up some extra tips!
Lots of sage and savvy advice here - if I ever procreate I think I'll be reading a lot of articles like this :).