It is fun to watch children develop into little social beings. I think my most favorite time was when I was a Montessori Teacher and had a multiage classroom of 3 to 6 year olds. The group became a little family during the three years together. The oldest took care of the youngest and the 4 year olds learned from the 5 and 6 year olds. They learned from each other!
Focus on Positive Reactions in the New Year – Be Careful, Our Responses Can Crush Our Little Ones Creativity
Over the years, I have watched how parents respond when presented with beautiful artwork created by their children. The natural response is, “What is that?” The child looks crushed, almost to say, “What do you mean, what is that? Shouldn’t it be obvious?” Thinking ahead and preparing yourself with the proper response will save your [...]
Could it be that video games provide autistic children a medium almost designed specifically for their style of fast paced visually based learning? Karen Demarest (2000) reports that her autistic son Jackson showed an aptitude to excel at a wide range of video games from pinball play to games with story lines. Even as a [...]