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An easy way to practice Appreciation in your family

by on June 20, 2014
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An easy way to practice appreciation in your family

 

Focusing on the good stuff. If we want more good to happen we have to make good the priority.

It’s the light at the end of the tunnel that helps us persevere.

It’s the rainbow on a stormy day.

It’s the smile that changes the mood.

All the things that aren’t working really well are right there on the tips of our fingers and ready to bubble over. When the kids get angry and frustrated it’s hard to work with them in this state. They need to be calmer.

Wouldn’t it be good to have a written reminder of your awesomeness when you’re feeling less than awesome? Imagine that the awesomeness comes from your family ( and they really mean it!)

Listen in to the conversation about Appreciation boards and how they encourage writing +  saying how grateful we are for each member of the family- an awesome addition to our homes. ( I just loved the alliteration to death didn’t I!?)

Do you have an appreciation board?

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INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW

 

Why you need an appreciation board in your home?

How you can use an appreciation board to change the atmosphere in the house?

 

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What interactive media and apps for my playful tot?

by on May 16, 2014
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What interactive media and apps for my playful tot ? Honest discussion

 

Dipping our toe into the world of interactive media and apps for our playful tots this week. We have Dr Petra Kern, owner of Music Therapy Consulting. She is online professor at Marylhurst University and the University of Louisville, Editor-in-Chief of the early childhood music therapy online magazine imagine, and acting Past President of the World Federation of Music Therapy.

She is back to share research and information on interactive media and apps for young children. There are well known and recognized guidelines about screens for young children and we as parents also know ultimately what’s the best thing for our family. However we’re still left with when. When do we try these apps, how long? and which ones should we start with.?

For some this answer might be never or not now. This isn’t the right season, time or stage for all sorts of reasons.  For others this media is all around them in the home, school, car and how do you handle  interactive media with the kids?

Whether you’re on the fence, use or don’t use interactive media and apps with your children this show will give you some new information to make the choices when the time comes.

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INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW

 

  1. What do you think about using interactive media with young children?
  2. Are there any national guidelines for using technology and interactive media with young children and what do they say?
  3. Are there any checklists that can be used to identity the most suitable ones?
  4. What makes a good app ?
  5. Recommended music apps, a live demonstration and evaluation using a checklist

 

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“Key Messages of the NAEYC/Fred Rogers Center Position Statement on Technology and Interactive Media in Early Childhood Programs” ::  Fred Rogers Center

More, C. M. & Travers, J. C.  (2013). What’s app with that? Selecting educational apps for young children with disabilities. Young Exceptional Children, 16(2), 15-32.

  • Kern, P. (2013). Resources within reason: Technology applications to support your work, Part 3. Young Exceptional Children,16(3), 39-40.
  • Kern, P. (2011). Cool music apps for little ones. imagine 2(1), 91.

 

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Play Activities that calm them and warm them up

by on April 25, 2014
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Sometimes we need to warm up our children to an activity and it’s not because it’s the morning. Sometimes we need to calm the kids down. We often know what our triggers are as adults when we need a pick me up and a calm me down, but do we read and share with our kids how to do this for themselves.

This show we talk about the 7 senses and some play activities that wake us up and calm us down. 

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INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW

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