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What Kindergarten Teachers Know: Practical and Playful Ways to Help Children Listen, Learn, and Cooperate at Homeby Lisa Holewa
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A kindergarten teacher's ability to guide children through an entire day of activities does not happen by accident. There are secrets teachers know about our kids that let them calmly and gracefully manage a group of students who only hours earlier were arguing and negotiating with their parents about getting dressed, eating breakfast, or brushing their teeth.
What Kindergarten Teachers Know is for any parent who has imagined how much easier life would be if their three- to six-year old would cooperate at home just as they do with their favorite teachers. Lisa Holewa and Joan Rice offer creative tips, tools, and activities straight from the classrooms of award-winning teachers nationwide, translating them into things you can do at home to get your little ones listening, learning, and thinking independently.
You’ll also get insight into what teachers know about the way kids develop and learn how to use that knowledge to keep them engaged throughout the day. Packed with real-life examples, creative ideas, and practical advice, you’ll learn how to:
Every paren‛s dreamÂ—the secrets of acclaimed kindergarten teachers revealed!
Countless parents have imagined how much easier life would be if they could get their children to listen and cooperate at home just as they do with their favorite teachers.
This book offers creative tips and activities from award-winning teachers nationwide, detailing the simple techniques they use, why they work, and how to adapt them for use at home. For example, good teachers would never demand their student‛ attention by instructing them to“Listen”Â—but they might say,“Put on your elephant ears” And instead of telling them to“Walk quietly” they might remind them to“Wear your marshmallow feet”
The book also helps parents of 3- to 6-year-olds support their chil‛s development the way the best early childhood teachers doÂ—by fostering independence and self-reliance. Parents learn to:
Â• Understand how children grow and develop
Â• Realize the importance of rules and controlling Frustration
Â• Organize their household and create routines
Â• Handle transitions smoothly
Â• Give children tools to resolve problems themselves
About the Author
Lisa Holewa is a former Associated Press reporter and published book author with more than 15 years of experience as a journalist. She has three young children. Joan Rice is an award-winning kindergarten teacher with more than 15 year‛ classroom experience and a maste‛s degree in early childhood education.
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