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Monday, February 19, 2018

Life skills-Economics

Teaching young children the value of economics is critical for later years . When your children begin asking for items when you go  to the store you will need to teach them that you cannot get everything that you they want . The child will begin to cry but you need to be strong and once the crying is over you need to explain in a calm voice that going to the stores does not mean that you need to purchase what they want. After a few times the child will get the concept . This is when you help young children to develop self-discipline.We need to help young children  to learn  life skills .Learning to manage money is a very important skill for children to learn .

Monday, February 12, 2018

Language development -Expressive language

Expressive language  skills is very important for young children this allows children to state there needs. In order to develop this skill you need to ask young children  questions  for example - what is your name? what is this (showing pictures of animals etc) it is good to have infant/toddler books at home .Ask child what is your name ,what is your mother's name  . Talk with your baby all the time .

Expressive language is a broad term that describes how a person communicates their wants and needs. It encompasses verbal and nonverbal communication skills and how an individual uses language. Expressive language skills include: facial expressions, gestures, vocabulary, semantics (word/sentence meaning), morphology, and syntax (grammar rules).


Monday, February 5, 2018

Language development -Receptive language

It is very important that you speak with your babies and young children . When children are able to express their needs they develop good self-esteem and self-confidence and it reduces some of the fighting in the classroom during the pre-school years .Language helps to build with self-esteem ,teaches negotiation skills ,children are able to build positive relationship .Receptive language is the first language skill that young children need to have .Here is a link that will give you a few more details.

https://childdevelopment.com.au/areas-of-concern/understanding-language/receptive-language-understanding-words-and-language/

Monday, January 29, 2018

The Brain is built over time

The brain is built over time and we need to give young children enough time to master a skill . We also need to be intentional when we are developing a skill for our infant/toddlers . We must allow them to be successful also that builds self-esteem.The best words you can hear is "I did it".
Here is a link with more ideas

https://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/key-concepts/brain-architecture/


Daseta Gray, M.Ed, Certified Infant/Toddler Specialist
Verified Trainer, Aspire
Sabree Education Services
347-524-4178

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"The brain is like a circuit breaker, in order for your infant/toddler to learn you must provide the tools to connect the wires" -Daseta Gray

Monday, January 22, 2018

Frontal lobe -Critical thinking -

It is very important that we allow our infants/toddlers to develop their thinking skills .For example it  if you are at the playing ground and the child wants to climb on the ladder you should allow her to figure it out .Stand close to the area and be a support but do not say "John this is what you need to do ".If the child cannot figure it out then you should ask "do you need help" if the is able to speak she will respond and if she is is not able to speak she is learning that when she has a challenge after trying she should ask for help.This will allow her to take initiative ,this is a skill that is needed for life  here are some tips.

https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/1282-supporting-thinking-skills-from-0-12-months



Daseta Gray, M.Ed, Certified Infant/Toddler Specialist
Verified Trainer, Aspire
Sabree Education Services
347-524-4178

Visit our parent blog: SabreeHarlemParents blog

Follow us on Twitter @KinderSuccess  * Join Us on Facebook First2000DaysGlobal * View us on Instagram SabreeHarlemParents


"The brain is like a circuit breaker, in order for your infant/toddler to learn you must provide the tools to connect the wires" -Daseta Gray

Monday, January 15, 2018

Fine motor skills-the use of scissors

It is very important that your pre-schooler learn how to use a scissor . There are many skills your young child is developing when using a scissor. You fist need to provide an age appropriate scissor for the child . Then you introduce the scissors for the child and then you will show the child how to hold the scissors . You must introduce the child to cutting with strips of hard stock paper.A lot of these come in the mail box as junk mail .It will take a while for the child to learn how to hold the scissors ,you will need to put their finger into the scissors . Show the child how to open and close the scissors with her fingers in the position . Hold the strip of paper for the child and help them to guide the scissors.Once the child learns to cut straight you will see that big smile the first time the child id able to use the scissors to make a cut . Allow the child to perfect cutting straight and when she is able to cut stock paper you will then introduce magazine paper . When the child is able to cut that texture you will introduce the idea of cutting out a picture . This process will take a few months you have to be intentional in developing skills.

  • Here are a few of them 
  • Eye hand coordination 
  • Small muscles in the palm of the hand 
  • Finger muscles
  • Muscles in the elbow 
  • self- regulation (the ability to sit)
  • Building self-esteem /self-confidence 
  • Persistence
  • Process
  • How to manage frustration 
  • A sense of accomplishment 
  • Persistence 

Daseta Gray, M.Ed, Certified Infant/Toddler Specialist
Verified Trainer, Aspire
Sabree Education Services
347-524-4178

Visit our parent blog: SabreeHarlemParents blog
 

Follow us on Twitter @KinderSuccess  * Join Us on Facebook First2000DaysGlobal * View us on Instagram SabreeHarlemParents


"The brain is like a circuit breaker, in order for your infant/toddler to learn you must provide the tools to connect the wires" -Daseta Gray

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Emotional Development -managing big emotions

Children need to develop positive emotional development . Your child should be able to express,and manage their feelings, and to understand  and respond to their friends feelings .This will allow your child learn how to develop positive relationships with her peers . She will be liked by her peers .
Your child will also learn how to interact with adults and ask for help when they need it . All these skills needed for life .