learn how to make puppets partners in your online or in-person program.
Keep children moving while learning with daily, quick and creative physical activities. Ideally, kids should have two to three active play times every day. Instead of thinking of exercise as a separate scheduled activity, just try to weave quick “moving” moments throughout the day.
Infographic: New Ideas for Connecting with Diverse Families of Young Children During Difficult Times
Download and print this helpful infographic for your CNC team - with answers to frequently asked questions about building relationships with diverse families of young children during challenging times.
physical activities ideas for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. It offers a variety of ideas, strategies, information and resources that are perfect for sharing with parents to help them use the space within their homes, the materials they have, and their limited time to model and encourage physical activity!
how racism affects learning, behavior, and lifelong health. Let's start with a shared understanding so that we can work together toward creative strategies to address these long-standing inequities…
Living through a pandemic has meant losing many things that are important to us. We grieve loss of life and health for many who contract the virus. We grieve the loss of connection through schools, activities, and family gatherings while we’re stuck at home. And on top of all that, we feel the loss of control over our daily lives as routines and plans have been upended. This Pandemic Parenting Exchange webinar explains different types of grief and how it may have been present for you, your child(ren), and your community.
Ideally, virtual classrooms and programs can represent a space for children to focus on learning and to process the emotional and social effects of the pandemic. This article includes a list of considerations, including a recommendation to prioritize “connections over content” in all virtual learning efforts for children and families.
Designing and creating engaging early learning spaces for children of different ages can be a challenge but here are a few simple strategies to make the process a little easier, and make life less stressful for caregivers - with a focus on providing as many opportunities as possible for the children to explore and play, challenge themselves or try something new!