August 2015 - Pickens County First Steps

Reading Aloud 101: 4 Simple Tips to Create Meaningful Read-Aloud Times with Young Children

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Whether you’re a preschool teacher, parent, or caregiver for young children, reading aloud is one of the most important things we can do to nurture the growing minds of young children. But reading books is about so much more than brain development. It creates a wonderful bonding experience between adults and children, teaches kids that books are an important part of daily life, helps them with writing as they get older, and fuels their imagination as they experience the power of story.

As a new school year begins, we want to offer these simple read-aloud tips for […]

5 Tips to Help Your Young Child Transition to School

 

We hope your kids have gotten off to a good start this week! If there have been tears and fears, know that it’s normal for the transition to be less than smooth, especially for younger children starting school for the first time. Everything from separation anxiety to changes in routine can feel very disruptive.

Each child is different. Some children handle transitions with wide-open enthusiasm. Others are cautious but compliant. Still others may have an emotional meltdown.

Don’t fret if your child doesn’t handle transitions well. My youngest child cried and clung to my legs […]

School Readiness Superheroes: PARENTS, the greatest superheroes in the universe!

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Are you ready for school? As always, the lazy days of summer fly by and before we’re ready, a new school year begins. For Pickens County students, that’s next week! {How can it be?}

But what is true school readiness? That’s what we’ve been talking about the last couple of weeks on the blog.

It takes a team to get each child ready for school. And YOU — as parents, coaches, librarians, health care providers, early childhood teachers — are a critical part of that team.

The mission of  First Steps is to create a community where children […]

School Readiness Superheroes: How Early Childhood Teachers Get Children Ready for School

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With back-to-school events right around the corner, it’s officially time to start getting ready for the fall schedule. But what is true school readiness? That’s what we’ve been talking about the last couple of weeks on the blog.

It takes a team to get each child ready for school. And YOU — as parents, coaches, librarians, health care providers, early childhood teachers — are a critical part of that team.

The mission of  First Steps is to create a community where children are ready for school. So we want to profile our fantastic school-readiness team […]