Skills to Learn Before Kindergarten

What did you learn in kindergarten? Perhaps to tie shoe laces… Or to share toys with your brother… Did you learn to wash your hands before you eat? Well, the Website, National Nannies, has published a piece that takes us dinosaurs back a ways. Have you heard of Mr. Rogers? My kids grew up with him right along side of The Electric Company and Sesame Street on Public TV.

The piece was published by ‘admin,’ but the website did share an address in Katy, Texas. National Nannies has identified themselves as a member of the organization, International Nanny Association (INA).Skills to Learn Before Kindergarten

The excerpt is below. You will find the other 7 Skills to Learn Before Kindergarten by clicking the Link provided back to the original article. Read; Smile a little.

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Skills to Learn Before Kindergarten

“10 Things Kids Learned from Mister Rogers”

Skills to Learn Before Kindergarten“From 1968 to 2008, when PBS permanently pulled Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood from their programming line-up, kids tuned in every day to watch Fred Rogers cheerfully come home and take them on an adventure filled with fantasy characters and life lessons. Though the beloved Mister Rogers died in 2003, the lessons that he passed along to those children, now adults themselves, have carried on. For the sake of nostalgia, here are 10 of the things that a generation of children learned from Mister Rogers and his neighborhood.”

“Always Change Into Play Clothes – Before any of his adventures or learning experiences began, Mister Rogers always took off his jacket, hung it carefully …”

Be a Good Neighbor – The underlying theme in every episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhoodwas the importance of accepting those around you and helping them …”

Everybody Has a Job, and Every Job is Important – From doctors to zoo workers, Mister Rogers met them all. He also took his young viewers along for the ride, emphasizing the importance of every job …”

Here is your Link to the original article…

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The writer of this piece includes a bit of nostalgia by comparing the manner in which TV and video ‘market’ to children today with Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. Bright colors and loud sounds get attention. Mr. Rogers had a slower pace, but his message was always based on sound educational principles. I have to admit that while my kids loved to watch these programs, they were a bit slow paced for me. The messages were not for me. How are you teaching your children the Skills to Learn Before Kindergarten?

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Getting Your Preschooler Ready For Kindergarten

The website, Au Pair Jobs, has done a nice job of identifying themselves. They are a new website begun this year (2012), and they are out of Katy, Texas. They have published a piece providing Links to blog sites for Getting Your Preschooler Ready for Kindergarten.

Getting Your Preschooler Ready for KindergartenAn excerpt is below with blog categories and the Link to the Au Pair Jobs website.

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Getting Your Preschooler Ready for Kindergarten

“30 Blogs About Kindergarten Readiness”

“One of childhood’s major milestones is starting kindergarten. If you opted to forgo formal preschool in the interest of keeping your child at home for one last year, then his first year of school will also be his first year of experience with leaving home, a classroom environment and interacting with large groups of his peers. Thanks to the plethora of parenting and childcare blogs on the Internet, figuring out how to …”

“Entry Requirements While the particular entry requirements of each kindergarten will vary from …”

“Vaccinations Theories that vaccines cause everything from …”

“Motor Skills Kindergarten isn’t just about learning the fundamentals of reading, writing and counting, but also …”

“Social Skills Kids that have never been in large groups with other children their age, especially only children who did not attend preschool, may have a difficult …”

What to Expect All the skipping, jumping, playing and alphabet-reciting in the world won’t help your little guy know what to expect from his first …”

“Separation Anxiety The worst part of leaving a child at school for the first time, for many parents, is the fear and separation anxiety …”

“The global village created by the Internet makes it possible for parents and caregivers to bounce ideas off one another, share their opinions and find …”

Original source Link

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There are 5 Links under each category for Getting Your Preschooler Ready for Kindergarten. This is a good resource for blog Links. Use your parenting common sense, and take all the information you obtain over the Internet as an idea to pursue only. Due diligence in important, follow through and do your own homework.

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Preschool Activities for 3-5 Year Olds

Keeping preschoolers occupied with challenging, yet finding fun activities can often be mind-boggling to adults. The website, Baby Sitting Jobs, has done some research for you. The admin staff has published an extensive list of Preschool Activities for 3-5 Year Olds by category. If included the categories in my excerpt below with a Link to the original source at the bottom of the excerpt. Have some fun with your little ones; they grow up very fast.Preschool Activities for 3-5 Year Olds

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Preschool Activities for 3-5 Year Olds

“30 Blogs for Preschool Activity Ideas”

“Eager to learn and filled with curiosity, preschoolers can present quite a challenge when it comes to keeping them entertained and out of trouble. During this stage of their life, children are still learning about the world around them through play and structured activities, and having a variety of activities to keep them engaged and entertained is a must; through the virtual village that is the blogosphere, parents and childcare providers have access to a wealth of educational and entertaining activity ideas. The following 30 blogs prominently feature entries covering such subjects, making them a valuable resource for the adults charged with caring for preschoolers.”

Preschool Activities for 3-5 Year OldsIndoor Play

“Inclement weather and lack of access to safe and open outdoor play space can …”

5 Links to more information are on original source page…

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Outdoor Play

“Research conducted by the Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the University of Washington indicates …”

5 Links to more information are on original source page…

Educational Play

“Almost any play that a preschooler engages in provides them with hands-on, real-life learning experiences; however, …”

5 Links to more information are on original source page…

Group Play

“While keeping a group of preschoolers entertained and getting along can be a struggle, side-by-side and group play are essential for …”

Links to more information are on original source page…

Safe Play

“During the preschool years, kids are learning safety skills on a large scale, like fire or water safety, and also the basics of safe play in general. Helping pint-sized daredevils learn to play it safe and …”

Blowing bubbles from a straw into dish liquid is not a good idea, trust me.
5 Links to more information are on original source page…

Preschool Prep

“If your little one is on the verge of beginning a structured preschool program, it’s likely that quite a bit of your energy is dedicated to helping him prepare for this major milestone. From knowing what to …”

5 Links to more information are on original source page…

“… don’t stop here! Check the links section in a favorite blog’s sidebar for others that may be similar.”

5 Links to more information are on original source page…

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I’m sure that you will be able to find one suitable activity from the categories of Preschool Activities for 3-5 Year Olds. Choose one that is interesting to you as well as seem to be engaging for your preschooler. Don’t forget the fun and laughs.

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Stop Temper Tantrums in Toddlers

UPDATED: May 14, 2012
(See Updated Note below)

How to Stop Temper Tantrums in Toddlers

Chelsea M. Reyher presented a out of the ordinary parenting solution for How to Stop Temper Tantrums in Toddlers. This appears in the Daily Local News (http://www.dailylocal.com/) out of West Chester, PA. Ms. Reyher is writing about the benefits of learning sign language for eliminating and/or minimizing tantrums in very young children and toddlers. The intent here is to teach hearing parents and toddlers. This bridges the communication gap for these toddlers, who can then get their thoughts understood. She is reporting that the program that was developed to teach sign language to parents and toddlers was developed in Canada. It is called “My Smart Hands.” How cool is this?

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Check out the video I put on this webpage below.
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How to Stop Temper Tantrums in Toddlers

“Why teaching ASL to hearing children can minimize tantrums”

“Not getting what she wanted, Fireese signed “more cheese,” and with that Berg was able to give her what she wanted before a frustrating tantrum ensued. What may be surprising to know is that Fireese is a hearing child, and Berg used sign language to overcome …”
“Laura Berg, …” “Berg lives in Canada and since she has had so much success in communicating with Fireese, she founded My Smart Hands, an international company with a developed curriculum and instructors that teach parents to use ASL with their hearing babies, infants and toddlers.”

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Here ‘s a video of the actual toddler in action. It’s a miracle. It’s a sound way to help a toddler communicate. I have seen toddlers make up their own sign language, but parents miss it most every time. This is a great way to understand the need and desires of a toddler with a limited vocabulary.

UPDATE NOTE: This is video of Laura Berg, creator of the “My Smart Hands” program. This is Laura and baby Fireese interacting.

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