There is nothing that could make this moment anything but bittersweet. Saying goodbye to my second home for the past 5 years and the extended family I’ve gained. Who knew handing over a set of keys could bring up some many emotions.
I am so grateful to have gotten the opportunity to work at Mountain Minis Childcare ♥️
The staff are outstanding educators and the families are some of the most amazing people I have ever meet.
I am at a loss for words as how to describe how lucky I feel for these wonderful families to have allowed me to be apart of their lives.
I am going to miss all my littles so much! 😢 The smiles, the cuddles, seeing them grow and learning along side them. To all my monkeys 🐒 dream big little ones ♥️
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard” - AA Milne; Winnie the Pooh
شکی نیست که هدایتگران کودکانی که قرار است آیندهی جهانی را بسازند و سرمایههای انسانی همهی جوامعند، خود به همان اندازه و حتی بیشتر در این سازندگی تأثیرگذار و مسئولند. مربیان هوشمند در سراسر دنیا امروز از این تاثیرگذاری آگاهند. اما این آگاهی کافی نیست و آنچه یک مربی را ماهرتر و متخصص میکند، آگاهی به نیازهای آیندهی کودکان و برنامهریزی برای آموزش مهارتهای لازم با توجه به این قبیل نیازها برای کودکان است. .
بسیاری از ما مربیان به این ضرورت آگاهیم اما نمیدانیم که آگاهی ما ممکن است به دلایل متعددی به روز نشود؛ دلایلی مثل عادت به مربیگری. به عنوان مثال آیا به وجود مهارتی مهم به نام تفکر اشتراکی پایدار یا Sustained Shared Thinking آگاهی داریم و آموزش آن را در برنامههای خود قرار می دهیم؟ این مهارت یکی از پایههای کسب راحتتر مهارتهای مهم دیگری همچون مهارت حل مسأله و یا مهارت تفکر انتقادی است.
در پستهای بعدی دربارهی برخی از مهارتهایی که کمتر مورد توجه قرار گرفتهاند، بیشتر صحبت خواهیم کرد.
#Doran#Doran_teacher_training#Professional_teacher_training#children_national_treasures #sustainable_development #earlychildhoodeducation
✅منتظر اعلام جزئیات بیشتر دوره ها و معرفی همراهان بینالمللی ما باشید.📋
✅با ما تماس بگیرید.📞
DIY light box and form Chinese characters related to MAF using colour chips. M even formed a moon. 月亮 (Yuèliàng, moon) 灯笼 (Dēnglóng, lantern) M also formed words like 上 大 天 etc. He used the chips to form into colours pattern as well!
Been so tempted to get an LED tablet but for now, this DIY light box will do~~~
Dinosaur adventures 🦖
The children loved taking the dinosaurs on our morning outing to the library and the park. Lots of imaginative play and caring for the dinosaurs, including sharing their snack with them! 🦕
#truth nurturing your mind in our busy lives is important. If you have 3 minutes to scroll mindlessly through social media you have 3 minutes to stop and breathe. This a page from Brain Vacation: Guide to Meditation. The new book in the @worldoflittledude series. Out soon!
Hide and Seek!!! Instead of the normal hide and seek ours had a twist. I told the children the letters and numbers were hiding in our outdoor play area and that we had to go and find them! When they found a number or letter, they had to bring it to me and tell me what it was by placing it into the correct hoop. #earlychildhoodeducation#earlylearning#iteachk
Children’s minds are like sponges. Maria Montessori called their ability to take in everything they see and hear “the absorbent mind”. Why, then, do we speak to children with a dumbed down vocabulary? Take advantage of this time when they are taking in everything to build a strong vocabulary. Teach them proper names with rich vocabulary and use correct grammar. Here is an example of a zoology nomenclature material from the science area. Children learn to identify animals by their class, and using proper terms, children are able to identify the parts of a turtle. Reptiles lay soft-shelled eggs and are covered with scales. #zoology#partsofaturtle#puzzle#science#nomenclature#preschool#earlychildhoodeducation#earlychildhood#brooklyn#greenpoint#greenpointmontessori
Have you seen the new farm kits at @worksatplay? The girls have been loving ours. They're so good for imaginary play, plus all the pieces can easily be used in other small world set ups 🙆♀️ #smallworldplay#farmyardfun
👣 Finding our feet 👣
After what feels like an eternity battling colds, coughs, noogies (what my little ones call nose boogies) and everything in between I’m beginning to feel a little more human. Whilst battling all of the above I totally lost sight of what it felt like to be well and all my energy was drained. #motherhoodunplugged
In these moments as a mum you truly see how strong and resilient you are. What we achieve each and everyday is phenomenal and even in survival mode with zero energy we manage to get through. I wanted to take a moment and thank you for all you do for your little ones. For every play activity, book you read, cuddle you give and all the encouragement and support you provide is everything to them ❤️ I hope you and your family have been well ❤️ #youareenough
Always here to listen, talk and answer any questions you may have. Either leave a comment or dm me 😘 #mumchat
🦋 Early Stages Child Care provides quality care in a safe and healthy environment for children to have fun and learn through play. We relate to all children in positive ways using the hands on approach along with Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum. Every moment is a teachable one, your child is never too young to learn. Lay the foundation that will create a successful student and a successful member of the community! #earlychildhoodeducation#teacherappreciation
🚀 SMALL WORLD PLAY 🧚🏻♀️⠀
Astronauts, fairies, mini beasts, dinosaurs, construction trucks, the list is endless. ⠀
But what is ‘small world’ play and how is it educational?⠀
Small world play is a miniature toy set up, usually themed and found in early childhood settings. You may have noticed more and more clever mummies are realising it’s importance and are helping build small world play into their little ones lives. It could be as simple as a few rocks and a digger truck or it could be something a little more complex like a palaeontologists search grid.⠀
Small world play allows children to replicate the world they live in, expressing their thoughts and learnings that are transferred from real life experiences. It builds skills in imagination, independent play, cause and effect, problem solving and vocabulary. ⠀
We need to MODEL imaginative play, and then play TOGETHER before children are expected to do so INDEPENDENTLY.⠀
I do, WE do, YOU do.
My husband and I began reading to GG pretty much as soon as he was born, remember those black and white pattern books you were given in your goodies bag from the hospital? we began with those.
Fun fact, newborns develop colour vision by 5 months, apparently the bold black and white images are much sharper for your bubbas vision and makes it much easier for them to see as their eyes are still developing.
Anyway this post is about literacy development not a lesson in optometry 👀
GG is about 5 months here so we graduated to coloured books! This is one of his fav books, as we go through and identify all the animals and their sounds.
Reading to your little ones is great for language development and introduces them to how speech is written.