Homeschooling has become a trending option for stay-at-home moms nowadays. The Home Education Study Institute (NHERI) found that since 2003, the number of homeschooled students has more than doubled and is steadily increasing at a rate of 15% annually. School usually begins at age 3, but because children develop so rapidly between 12 and 36 months, it is important not to overlook the need for a learning environment for this age group. While published curriculum options are available for ... Continue Reading
A home-based toddler classroom should be literacy-rich and foster opportunities for structured, rule-governed play and unstructured imaginative play.
Sweet treats for you next classroom birthday party – without the cupcake and cake.
Sending a birthday treat into the classroom each year for my kids has always been a challenge. Classroom rules have changed and many schools do not want you to send in cupcakes or sweets. I guess the teachers got sick of dealing with all the kids on a sugar high. I just don’t understand. Seriously, I do not blame them in the slightest; I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes either. But they took the easiest solution away from us moms, so what now? Kids are picky and you want to appeal to the ... Continue Reading
The Wonder of Children blog is a journal about life in the classroom full of stories, strategies and research on how to best support the children in our lives.
Congratulations to the SocialMoms Blog of the Week! Check out Wonder of Children Blog, written by Lisa Dewey Wells, from Annapolis, MD. Her journal about life in the classroom is full of stories, strategies and research on how to best support the kids in our lives. It's been recognized by several child development experts as a source for sound advice, concise writing, and cutting-edge educational research. Folks like Chip Wood (author of Yardsticks, Child Development 4-14), Rae Pica (Pica ... Continue Reading