As your little one adjusts to going to daycare, they will have many new and fun experiences. From making new friends to exploring new activities, there is so much for them to explore for the first time. But no matter how much they love daycare, there will most likely come a day where they really aren’t ‘feeling it.’ This could come out of the blue after a long vacation away from school, or happen … [Read more...] about What to do when your child doesn’t want to go to daycare
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As a new parent of a toddler in B.C., you have likely heard of the StrongStart program. And if you haven’t, then this article may be a good primer for you! When it’s time to get your little one into a preschool (around ages 3-4, or shortly before their Kindergarten start date), you may be wondering whether StrongStart is the right fit. Or, should your child attend a private preschool? Below … [Read more...] about StrongStart B.C. vs. preschool: which one is right for you?
Journaling has become an increasingly popular activity for kids. It is fairly common to walk into an elementary school classroom and find a stack of student journals. However, your early learner doesn’t have to wait until they are reading and writing at primary school to start their journaling experience. They can do this right at home, regardless of their literacy skills. Journaling has plenty … [Read more...] about 4 preschool journaling experiences to try in early childhood
As your preschooler grows older, you will begin to consider when and how they should start their journey in formal education. They may be in daycare now, but is your child emotionally ready for school? Surely, you will want your child to thrive in school from the very start. While there are legalities involved with when your child must start school in B.C., there are still many things you’ll … [Read more...] about How to know if your child is emotionally ready for school
As your little ones grow and interact with the world around them, they will face both accomplishments and challenges every day. By equipping them with problem-solving skills from their early years, children may be better able to face daily challenges with resilience and confidence. Below are four ways you can encourage problem-solving skills in toddlers and young children on a daily basis. 1. Ask … [Read more...] about How to encourage problem-solving skills in toddlers and young children
Self-awareness is a key part of social and emotional learning (SEL), which educators are increasingly paying more attention to. SEL is even becoming mandatory in the new B.C. curriculum. This is because engaging in social and emotional learning results in children learning to be responsible, empathetic, and aware of their emotions. And so, self-awareness, being one aspect of SEL, can make a great … [Read more...] about 3 ways to build self-awareness in early childhood