early years education

October 2, 2013

30 Minutes A Day

Last Wednesday, I was volunteering for Mrs Wiley, my daughter’s kindergarten teacher. My job was to open up each kid’s sight word booklet, which included 5 […]
May 5, 2013

Why My Towel Changed Color When It's Wet?

We were just about cleaning up and preparing for bed. Hera’s small towel got wet in the sink and she noticed that the light brown color […]
January 27, 2013

Learning About Other Cultures Through Differences

The world is an interesting place because of our differences. Children are naturally observant and perceptive, so it’s only natural for them to ask questions about […]
January 24, 2013

The Importance of Self-Regulation

Perhaps you have noticed something like the following in very young children. Matthew is playing in the sand box, pouring the dry sand from his shovel into the bed of sand. The playground attendant has asked the children to keep the sand inside the sandbox frame. But Matthew becomes interested in the contrast between the blond sand and the green grass so he tilts his shovel to let the sand trickle to the grass. The alert attendant speaks firmly to Matthew, "Stop, in the box please."