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DIY ramps and cars for toddlers

DIY ramps and cars for toddlers | Advice for Parents | Scoop.it
My grandson loves his cars and trucks so I thought I would introduce him to a simple version of ramps and cars this week. I started by making a simple toddler-sized ramp that he could easily explore.

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Playing with toy cars on ramps is a good way to encourage fine motor skills.

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PrairiePrincess: Scoop It Is Like Clipping Newspaper Articles!

PrairiePrincess: Scoop It Is Like Clipping Newspaper Articles! | Advice for Parents | Scoop.it
I am really enjoying the program, Scoop It. It reminds me of the old habit I used to have of keeping scrapbooks. Very fun!
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For all those who love scrapbooking, this is like digital scrapbooking without the cutting, gluing and mess! I love it!

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Laura Brown's comment, March 28, 2013 2:49 PM
There are a few people working on education topics. Maybe you will start a topic for a personal interest, something you might scrapbook about.
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All four seasons at the sticky table

All four seasons at the sticky table | Advice for Parents | Scoop.it
A simple and fun way to explore all four seasons on the sticky table in preschool!

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What an innovative idea! If you let the kids cut out the various shapes, they'll get an even greater workout for their fine motor skills.

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Ten tips for circletime in the preschool classroom

Ten tips for circletime in the preschool classroom | Advice for Parents | Scoop.it
Today I want to share with you ten tips for making circletime an engaging and interesting experience in the preschool classroom.

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Who can't use more circle time ideas?

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Mobile Early Learning | BrightStart Apps

Mobile Early Learning | BrightStart Apps | Advice for Parents | Scoop.it
BrightStart is an interactive learning system that teaches children Letters, Words, Numbers and Phonics in a fun and engaging way, following government curriculums adopted in the UK, USA and Canada from Pre-K to grade 5.
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Using early learning apps can give kids a head-start on important cognitive skills.

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The Touch-Screen Generation

The Touch-Screen Generation | Advice for Parents | Scoop.it
Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development?

Via Manuel Pinto
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As educators and parents, we need to be comfortable with providing learning opportunities in ways that match the evolving technology and skills of our students and children.

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48 Free Educational Apps Rated And Sorted By Grade Level

48 Free Educational Apps Rated And Sorted By Grade Level | Advice for Parents | Scoop.it
Free educational apps have been a boon to innovation in mobile learning. For free, teachers can try out new approaches to learning with iPads and…

Via Murali Madhavan
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Use of carefully selected educational apps can help you use the power of technology to offer your kids educational advantages.

 

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Spanish Song for Kids – En la granja de mi tío

Spanish Song for Kids – En la granja de mi tío | Advice for Parents | Scoop.it
The children's song in Spanish, En la granja de mi tío, teaches animals and animal sounds. It is the equivalent of Old McDonald in English and the familiar melody and content make it easy for kids to learn.

Via Spanish Playground
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It's easier for children to learn another language when they are young.

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Biting toddlers can be frustrating for parents, others

Biting toddlers can be frustrating for parents, others | Advice for Parents | Scoop.it
I have had a few troublesome toddlers in my office with biting behaviors at home or at daycare. On a personal note, I recently flew with my 20 month old and let's just say C-man was annoyed to be strapped into his car seat for ...
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Biting can be one of the most challenging of all toddler behaviors but here are some good tips.

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Laura Brown's comment, March 28, 2013 2:44 PM
We had a couple of biters. My brother was the biter and then one of my sister's kids tried to bite too. I just pushed the kid away all the time. It wasn't long before the biting stopped because everyone else was doing stuff together. No one likes to be left out.
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| Teach Preschool

| Teach Preschool | Advice for Parents | Scoop.it
We’ve recently learned that the letter S makes the “ssss” sound like a slithering snake. To reinforce our new letter sound, we made snakes for snack.

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Here's a tasty idea for developiing preschool fine motor skills. Kids get the eat the props, which makes cleanup for an interactive lessonfun and quick.

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Most pre-packaged meals, snacks for toddlers contain too much salt - Press-Register - al.com (blog)

Most pre-packaged meals, snacks for toddlers contain too much salt - Press-Register - al.com (blog) | Advice for Parents | Scoop.it
Men's Fitness Most pre-packaged meals, snacks for toddlers contain too much salt Press-Register - al.com (blog) NEW ORLEANS — Nearly 75 percent of commercial pre-packaged meals and savory snacks for toddlers are high in sodium, according to...
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Reports such as this underscore the need to take the time to read the packaging labels before purchasing products.

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A Healthy Diet for Toddlers While Transitioning to the Table is Doable...Honest

A Healthy Diet for Toddlers While Transitioning to the Table is Doable...Honest | Advice for Parents | Scoop.it
Toddlers. They can be a fearsome thing some days, especially when you get into the whole "eating" thing. One day they only want to have waffles, the next day they only want to have...waffles. I rem...
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Set the standard by establishing good eating habits and access to healthy foods in early childhood to avoid problems later.

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The connection between Shakespeare & autism

The connection between Shakespeare & autism | Advice for Parents | Scoop.it
What's the connection between autism and Shakespeare? A new study is underway to see if Shakespearian plays can help kids with autism.

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Would you consider trying this in your classroom?

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The Touch-Screen Generation

The Touch-Screen Generation | Advice for Parents | Scoop.it
Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development?

Via John Evans
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Harness the power of new technology to teach kids in ways you never imagined.

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Danny Dibdin's curator insight, March 25, 2013 3:26 PM

This is a great article which also has a video which discusses this new phenomenon of young children even toddlers using Ipads and Iphones and whether they are losing something from the typical tactile play, however gaining something from technology.
They discuss whether the use of an Ipad for a young toddler is more addictive than stimulating and engaging, and they discuss in the video whether this is just a new level of engagement and focus that should be seen as a means in which can be used in the educational environment.
There is a suggestion based on the idea that children are more engaged when it comes to a hands on approach and for some reason, touch-screen technologies are a more exciting approach for students in a class-room then the pen and paper means of learning.
As we can see, there is a new generation springing up that the article suggests children are spending on average ''7 hours'' a day using technology and therefore, what does this suggest about the educational field and our teachers pedagogical practices?

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DIY ramps and cars for toddlers

DIY ramps and cars for toddlers | Advice for Parents | Scoop.it
My grandson loves his cars and trucks so I thought I would introduce him to a simple version of ramps and cars this week. I started by making a simple toddler-sized ramp that he could easily explore.

Via Teach Preschool
Donna Cosmato's insight:

Playing with toy cars on ramps is a good way to encourage fine motor skills.

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