Posts by Paige

How to Create Family Agreements

Try having ‘Family Agreements’ instead of having ‘rules’. Family Agreements can be powerful yet simple tools for encouraging baseline behavioral...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Community Engagement – What You Could Do

Tricky topic that’s filled with layers of good intentions and ambitious learnings. It takes effort from both you and your...

Ages
3-4,
4-5
Executive Functioning: Part 2 – How to Strengthen It

Nuts + bolts; let’s get tactical. Now that we’ve baselined the 3 primary processes of executive functioning, let’s look at...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Creativity & Imagination
Critical Thinking
Language & Literacy
Fine & Gross Motor Skills
Play
Executive Functioning: Part 1 – Why It Matters

“Executive functioning” is a phrase often cited when talking about child development. But what does it really mean and and...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Creativity & Imagination
Critical Thinking
Language & Literacy
Fine & Gross Motor Skills
Play
Sensible Structure for Slower Days

What do you do with your kids when they’ve got a big chunk of time and you’re looking for fun...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Creativity & Imagination
Critical Thinking
Language & Literacy
Fine & Gross Motor Skills
Play
Grow Your Brain – Apply a *Growth Mindset*

Let’s double-down on how to translate *growth mindset* into something tangible with your child. We’re focusing on how to teach...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Teach Gratitude

“Gratitude is not just a feeling outside your control that arrives willy-nilly. It’s more like a radio channel: you can...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Discipline: Part 3 – Logical Consequences

Punishment is imposed, discipline is instilled. Consequences must make sense – they must be logical.

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Discipline: Part 2 – Discipline in Practice

Discover how discipline and punishment differ in practice.

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Discipline: Part 1 – Why Discipline (Not Punishment)

Understand the difference between discipline and punishment to truly change a child’s behavior in the future. Let’s focus on creating...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
The Super Power of *YET*

*YET* – 3 letters that may change your child’s life. Thanks Janelle Monae and Sesame Street for making it memorable!

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Wheel of Choices – Resolve Social Conflict Independently

Help your child learn how to resolve a social conflict on their own with this framework – WHEEL OF CHOICES.

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Ask Meaningful Questions During Story Time

Increase critical thinking and curiosity when you read aloud. Take story time to a new level.

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Creativity & Imagination
Critical Thinking
Language & Literacy
Fine & Gross Motor Skills
Play
*THINK* – Be Powerful with Your Words

Teach your child to *THINK* before they speak. A helpful mnemonic to remind your child that words are powerful. 

Ages
4-5,
5-6
I-Messages: A Helpful Technique for Conflict Resolution

Empower your child with a valuable life skill – teach them how to express their emotions and desires during conflict.

Ages
4-5,
5-6
An Awesome Approach to Allowance

Our Awesome Allowance System gives children practice in setting financial goals, making hard choices, and developing a sense for the...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Tattling vs. Telling

Tattling is very common but it can be shaped by our responses to their tattling. Teach your child this simple rhyme to work...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Creativity & Imagination
Critical Thinking
Language & Literacy
Fine & Gross Motor Skills
Play
*STOP!* An Easy Technique for Impulse Control

Empower your child to manage their emotions and regain control in heated situations with *STOP!*

Ages
4-5,
5-6
A Simple Exercise to Help Re-Center Your Child

So easy. So visual. It works.

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Common Manners by Age

We teachers have the good fortune of learning and playing with a wide range of children in class and are...

Ages
3-4,
4-5
How to Encourage Listening – FAQs

Let’s keep it real. Encouraging your child to listen can sometimes be very hard (despite having a trusty checklist of...

Ages
3-4,
4-5
How to Encourage Listening – A (Mental) Checklist

One of the most frequent questions we get from parents is, “How do I get my child to listen?” It’s...

Ages
3-4,
4-5
Raise Responsible Children – Introduce Chores

Most of us have great intentions when it comes to involving our kids in chores, and goodness know we could...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Teach 3 Key Social Skills

While some children inherently understand how to socially interact with others and are comfortable with basic social skills, others need more...

Ages
3-4,
4-5
Practice Writing and Fine Motor Skills with a Salt / Sand Tray

Whether a young child practices prewriting skills or an older child works on sight words, salt / sand trays are...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Creativity & Imagination
Critical Thinking
Language & Literacy
Fine & Gross Motor Skills
Play
How to Teach Your Child About Personal Safety

As your child matures, there will come a time when you’ll need to have a conversation about personal safety. Many...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
3 Things to Say to Immediately Stop a (Sibling) Fight

Get unflustered in the heat of the moment – 3 phrases you can use to stop a fight. Kids are...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Creativity & Imagination
Critical Thinking
Language & Literacy
Fine & Gross Motor Skills
Play
How to Handle an Emotional Meltdown 101

In the heat of an emotional meltdown, it’s hard to remember what to do. So we use *SKOR* for quick recall....

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Bring Peace to Your Mornings – Make a Routine Chart

Power struggles and harried mornings for both parent and child are normal, and yet not a fun way to start...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Creativity & Imagination
Critical Thinking
Language & Literacy
Fine & Gross Motor Skills
Play
How to Ask Your Child About their Day

Our Top 10 favorite conversation starters can give you insight into what matters to your child, and deepen your connection...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Teach Letter Identification

Some children are naturally drawn to learning letters, while others may not begin to learn letter identification until they’re a...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Creativity & Imagination
Critical Thinking
Language & Literacy
Fine & Gross Motor Skills
Play
How to Teach General Math Concepts

Many parents are eager to teach their children basic number concepts at a young age. For a 2-year old, exposure...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Creativity & Imagination
Critical Thinking
Language & Literacy
Fine & Gross Motor Skills
Play
Whining – Make It Stop!

One of the most frequent complaints we get from parents is around whining. We get it – even as teachers....

Ages
3-4,
4-5
How to Handle Sibling Fights (When You Have Time)

Siblings fight. They fight over people, things, physical spaces and so much more. They use their words and their bodies...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Creativity & Imagination
Critical Thinking
Language & Literacy
Fine & Gross Motor Skills
Play
10 Activities to Encourage Sibling Bonding

Siblings fight – it happens. But sometimes, stepping outside of the normal realm of toys and games can help kids...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Sibling Love – Make It Happen with a Sibling Love Jar

We can’t end sibling fighting nor force our children to get along, but we can help them recall happy moments...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Teach Empathy

“Empathy is when you’re able to understand and care about how someone else is feeling.” -Mark Ruffalo, Sesame Street

Ages
3-4,
4-5
How to Talk to Your Child About Death

Speaking with children about death is an important, impactful, and often dreaded, teachable moment. Whether prompted by an actual loss...

Ages
3-4,
4-5
How to Talk to Your Child About Someone Who is Sick

There are times when it becomes necessary to speak to children about people in their lives who are very sick....

Ages
3-4,
4-5

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