Make Time To Talk In school teachers know that it’s important to talk everyday with each child, using the kind of talk that builds language and thinking skills. Making time to talk helps young children learn new words and how to use language and how to tell you their ideas and needs, and that helps them have fun with language! This make time to talk practice should also continue at home. Mealtimes can be good times to talk with children. Ask questions that encourage the child to think, questions involving predicting things that might happen, using imagination, explaining why things happened in a particular way. Be sure to converse with your child at eye level making eye contact. Extend your conversation with your child. Conversations should go back and forth with each person responding to the other. Tell stories to […]

preschool progress reports


Thoughts on Progress Reports in Preschool Parent teacher conferences are an opportunity for teachers to share a “snapshot” of their students in the classroom setting. This picture is a time exposure of students that’s been developing during the past few months. Considering preschooler’s many likes and dislikes, mood changes from day to day, it’s probably a pretty good likeness of most students. When you see your child’s snapshot, remember this is a report of someone near and dear to you. So, please don’t get too uptight if you see a blemish. Remember to accept your student as they are. Please do not picture your child as being better than all the other children. Remember that all children do not learn to talk or walk at the same time. Please do not compare your child to their brother, sister, or neighbor […]