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March, 2019 Monthly archive

Your little one is growing fast, starting to talk and developing a personality of his or her own. As they grow, you start to see them expressing intelligence, creativity, and other basic traits that will carry them through school, work, and personal life.


But first comes preschool. Sending your child to his or her first school is an exciting prospect – but also a nerve-racking one. What are the main things you need to consider before settling on an early learning facility for your child? Helene Goldnadel takes a look at some of them.


Pedagogy Counts


When looking at preschools, you should look closely at each institution’s learning philosophy. Is the school day full of drill and rote learning, or are there activities that give children opportunities for discovery and creativity? The latter is preferable. Though reading, writing, and early math skills are necessary, toddlers need time and space to make choices and develop their own personalities. Art, make-believe play, music, and other right-brain activities serve to enrich children’s understanding of their immediate environment, while also developing their sense and social behaviors. Seek out programs that complement writing, reading, and math with these creative pursuits.


Motoring Forward


Developing fine and gross motor skills is critical for toddlers. Look for a preschool that works active play into the daily schedule. Finger painting, stringing beads, building with blocks, and working with manipulatives all give little tikes a daily dose of motor-skill practice and refinement. Exposure to these activities will give them a bedrock of skills that will aid them when they start writing, playing musical instruments, and participating in sports.


Ask About Staff


Learn about each institution’s staff. What is their experience and educational background? A good preschool teacher should not only have a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, but should also have experience in child development. Staff should know the ins and outs of early learning, while also knowing how to stoke toddlers’ creativity and cultivate an enriching social environment. Just like teachers at any other level, a preschool teacher should be passionate, attentive, and aware of each student’s particulars needs. Ask if you can visit schools or even observe classes in order to get a feel for the teachers and staff.


Bending the Rules


How does the school you’re considering handle disciplinary issues? Toddlers can’t help but get in trouble sometimes; they don’t know better. Preschool is one of the main environments where they’ll learn to separate right from wrong. The methodology used for teaching kids morality is critical. Pre-kindergartners should seldom be punished for wrongdoing, but should be redirected toward good behavior. Ask each school how they apply this key technique of positive redirection. Is there a reward system for good behavior? Are there time outs or other gentle punishments for major offenses? Find out how discipline is handled and determine whether the school’s philosophy is right for your child.


Your child’s first foray into the world of education should be exciting and full of opportunities for growth. With careful research, you can start them off on a road to happiness and success.

Also read: Helene Goldnadel Tips for Choosing the Right Games for Your Developing Child

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How can we teach our children the social skills they need to prepare them for life? Here are 10 tips by Helene Goldnadel to get you started.


1) In order to help your child develop social skills you need to find time to be social and communicate with your children. Family dinner together is a perfect opportunity. Sitting around the table over a meal gives family members a chance to share their experiences of the day, laugh and joke or support and comfort each other. These daily interactions help children develop skills in listening, taking turns and expressing themselves. I encourage you to ensure the television is turned off during dinner and that children learn to sit at the table until everyone has finished eating or speaking. Dinner together is also an ideal opportunity to teach your child manners such as proper use of cutlery or asking to get down from the table.


2) Children learn by what they see you do, not what you say they should do. Be a model of good social skills for your child. Use every chance you can to show how you try hard to understand others, for example. You could do that by demonstrating how you think about another person’s feelings, how you try to “step into their shoes” to better understand how the world looks from their perspective, how you think carefully about how you say something to someone and try to anticipate how they will “hear” it first, before you say it.


3) Explain to your child, as you demonstrate these skills, how and why you are doing it. Ask them how they could do it better.


4) When your child mentions a disagreement with another child, take the time to discuss it together. Take the “side” of the other child and help your child see the different perspectives and the possible reasons why the other child acted as they did. Encourage your child to tell you what they would like to say to the other child, discuss with them how you would feel if you heard that. When your child is ready, encourage them to go back and discuss the matter with the other child and try to resolve it themselves.


5) Talking to your child and explaining the choices you have made in life provide rich opportunities to teach social and emotional intelligence. When you are faced with a difficult decision or a painful experience, don’t hide it or try to “protect” your child. Be open and talk to your child in a language they can understand. Communicate about your thoughts and emotions and ask them about their thoughts and emotions. Explore with them how they might have handled the situation or the choices they might have made. Being able to speak in a “language” of emotions is a vital part of emotional intelligence.


6) When your child displays their emotions by being either upset or happy, notice their feelings and comment to your child about them. Be a model to your child of someone who reads the emotions of others and responds sensitively. If they are hurt, ask them kind and sensitive questions to explore the hurt and explore what might be the best way to “make it better”. If they are happy, explore and savour the happiness, ask questions about what made it so good, so both you and your child will learn how to experience that happiness again in the future.


7) Traditional board games are an excellent way to teach children social skills. Buy or dust off games like draughts, dominoes, connect four and card games, which are not only terrific fun but they are also stimulating, encourage concentration and involve communication and social interaction skills. Learning through play is the idea behind MindLab, an after school education programme that teaches children thinking and social skills through playing board games from around the world. The positive impact of MindLab on children’s development is supported by prestigious research (www.mindlabeurope.com).


8) Explain that to enjoy playing games we all have to play by the rules, respect our partners and respect the outcome of the game. Regardless if we win or lose, to have fun playing games together we can’t gloat when we win, and can’t get upset when we lose. If we play lots of games together, there will be lots of chances for each of us to win sometimes, and lose sometimes. Either way we will have had a fun time playing together.


9) Whether your child wins or loses, at the end of the game summarize what you learnt from the game and then ask your child “what did you learn from that game?” “What might you do differently next time we play?”


10) Praise your child highly when they get it right. Whether that be understanding the needs of a friend, communicating their own feelings in calm way that allows you to discuss it together or managing their time so they get their homework done before they go out to play, let them know what they have done well and that you are proud of them. Children learn much more effectively from praise and recognition, in contrast to punishment and reproach.


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Every parent wants what is best for their new baby. In assessing your desires for your baby the odds are, next to good health, you desire to see your child develop strong learning desires and a bright academic future. Is there a way to help your child achieve this academic goal? Yes, there are proven paths to academic awakening in babies and children.


All children, regardless of genetic back ground, are born with the survival skills to learn. It’s these skills, the natural brain neuron growth that helps a child to learn. Tapping into these fast growing brains with the right environmental exposures will not only enhance your child’s learning, but will set the stage for a life time base of knowledge that makes learning new task easier and faster.


Also read: Raising a Socially Confident Child


The best all in one program for this is Genius Maker. Taking the programs developed by professionals for teaching early reading and math skills and combining these concepts into one easy to use program saves you time and money. Genius Maker takes how to increase your babies learning to new heights with an easy to use three in one program. No more searching for books on early reading or traveling to expensive workshops, Genius Maker will start today to shape your child’s brighter academic future as soon as you down load this easy to follow program.


Don’t wait for preschool or kindergarten to start your child on the road to reading and math computation, instead have the child that shows up at kindergarten already reading and understanding math. Have the jump on academic learning. After all you can never learn too much, but you can start too late. Don’t wait, let Genius Maker take the guess work out of shaping your child’s future into the bright one you know it can be.


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There are ways we, as parents, can help our child grow and develop to become a great person. We all want that for our child, but do we do all we can to help them do that?

Here are a few effective ways by Helene Goldnadel to help your child grow:


Love - love you child unconditionally. Weather he does his homework or not, cleans his room or not. Your love should be way beyond these things. Your child will notice that.


Tell them you love them - Just tell them “I love you”, a few times a day. If you find that difficult, you only need it more.


Believe - have faith in your child’s abilities and potential. Tell him that you do believe in him and his ability. There is no better way to grow a potent adult than believing in him totally.


Set an example - This way your child can learn about the right and wrong straight from your behavior. Always remember that a child will learn whether you set a good or a dab example.


Commend your child every time he acts in a way you find to be a good way. Commending him insures he will act that way the nest time, too.


Tell them what you see as good features - if you think that generosity is a good feature to have, tell that to your child, and commend them each time they act in a generous way.


Remember that each child is different - let every child develop in his unique way and remember that an approach that is good for one child is not suitable for the other one.


Stay positive - Tell your child what’s good, not what’s bad. For example, tell them that “being polite will bring you better results in life” instead of telling them that: “being rude will get you nowhere in life”


Take a few seconds before you say something to your child - Especially when they did something wrong, pay closer attention to what you’re saying to your child. What’s the smartest thing you can tell him right now?


Tell your child a story that has a positive message for life. I still remember the stories I was told when I was a child and the effect they had on me!


Try to establish a peaceful environment in your home - this will have a lasting effect on the kind of person your child will grow to be.


Look at other parents and learn - take the good things and think how you can implement them with your child. Take the bad things and beware not to do that to your child.


Ask yourself each day – How can I be a better parent?


Being a better parent is not always easy but it have a lasting effect on how your child will grow and develop. Most parents just go with the flow. Don’t be like that. Make an effort to being a better parent. The rewards are priceless.

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Kids are temperamental and moody. They behave badly sometimes while at others they may surprise us with exceptionally good behavior. They can do annoying things like yelling, slamming the door, being disobedient, fighting with other children, not eating food etc. As a parent, you are sometimes confused and frustrated when faced with such behavior. You are at your wit’s end and don’t know what to do to correct the situation. Isn’t it? There are many ways of dealing with negative child behavior and correcting it. The most common route taken by parents is to shout at the kids and punish them. But in most cases, this is totally wrong and ineffective approach. Here are a few tips by Helene Goldnadel to improve child’s behavior:


1) Bonding with the kids - Children and parents should share a special loving bond. You should not only be a parent but also be a friend to your kids. A healthy, loving relationship is very important for your child’s healthy social development. Your kids need to feel loved. So, make sure you repeatedly show to your kids that you love them a lot.


You should convey love through both action and words. When you say to them that you love them a lot, pay attention to your tone of voice and facial expressions. All these are important. Next, you need to confirm whatever you are saying through your actions as well. Take out time for your kids. Play with them, take them out and have fun with them. Even if you are very busy, try to take out time for your family at least on weekends. Your kids should not feel neglected. This can result in the child developing an inferiority complex of some sort. When kids feel and believe that their parents truly love them, they will love and respect you in return. They will listen to you and obey you.


2) Ignoring - You don’t have to always react to their negative behavior. If it is not something big or dangerous, you can ignore it at least for the time being. If your kid is normally well behaved, and only occasionally acts in a disagreeable manner, then it is best to ignore it. You might bring up that incident later on when the child is in a happy mood. During such times, you can explain to him in a loving manner that his behavior at that time was not appropriate and he should try to avoid repeating the mistake in future.


3) Show by example - Kids learn things by watching their adults. If their parents behave in a bad manner or have unhealthy habits, they are likely to pick up the same. So you have to be responsible and watchful in front of your kids. The best way to teach them good manners is to lead by example.


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