Jeff Jackson joins us to discuss why it is important for parents, educators, and community members to advocate for early childhood education. We talk about ways to bring awareness to the issue and how to help influence policy at the state and local level.
Lisa Murphy, Author and founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey Inc joins us to discuss her book, Lisa Murphy on Play: The Foundation of Children's Learning. She talks about why play should be an essential element of every child's day. In Part 1, we discuss what playful learning look and the many ways it benefits children.
Play as Foundation of Learning
Examples of Learning Through Play
Supporting Play at Home
What Play Actually Is
Teaching Kids to Think – Podcast
Dr Darlene Sweetland and Dr. Ron Stolberg, authors of the book “Teaching Kids to Think”, talk about raising independent and thoughtful confident children in the age of instinct gratification.
What is instant gratification generation?
How can we increase children’s patience in toddlers in this technology era?
What are the practical strategies for preschool kids to learn how to become independent for themselves in accomplishing tasks?
Problem Solving Development in kids
What characteristics are most important to develop in preschool age children to help them a successful students later on?
Importance of Sports in kids
Show & tell
Guest: Dr. Gail Joseph has written extensively about the importance of building emotional vocabulary in young children. Dr. Joseph is the Bezos family distinguished professor in the early learning, and the founding director of cultivate learning at the University of Washington.
Why is Building Emotional Vocabulary in young children so critical
Incorporating Positive Emotional Vocabulary
One great way to expand vocabulary in general and emotional vocabulary is through books.
Suggested Books: Glad Monster, sad Monster by Ed Amberley
My Many Colored days by Dr Seuss
How are you Peeling Foods with Moods by Saxton Freyman
When Sophie Gets Angry- Really Really Angry by Molly Bang
Emotional Coaching By Parents
Importance of Movement
Learning from Failure
Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Bribes and Threats
Zero Tolerance Policies Concerning Violence
Show and Tell
The Yes Brain vs No Brain
Pushin' vs. Cushion
Benefits of Daily Outside
Encouraging Children to Get Outside
Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids
Be Outside and Grow Website
PJ's Backyard Adventures
Curiosity Cards App
Benefits of Raising a Child Bilingual
Habits and Routines to Develop Language Skills
Supporting Children at School
Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability
Bilingual Monkeys: Ideas and inspiration for raising bilingual kids (without going bananas)
The Bilingual Zoo: A lively online community for parents of bilingual & multilingual kids
Differences Between Language and Speech
Role of Parents
Learning Multiple Languages
Show and Tell
Holly Springs Feeding and Speech
Mike Dlott is the the Director of Discovery Child Development Center in Morrisville, NC and the host of the Preschool and Beyond podcast.