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  1. Structure in the form of predictable routines is...

    Structure in the form of predictable routines is good, like having designated circle time, center time, outdoor time, etc. Structure in the form of adult-directed learning is overestimated for...
  2. Learning should be play-based, yes. Activities...

    Learning should be play-based, yes. Activities should be set up to allow children open-ended exploration that will result in learning. And teachers should be having conversations with children that...
  3. Well said. I totally agree. Yes, I agree...

    Well said. I totally agree.



    Yes, I agree with this, too. I have a September birthday and entered school at 4. I did well in school (other than my math learning disability, and entering school...
  4. Thread: Feeling guilty

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    Big hugs. :hugs:

    Big hugs. :hugs:
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    Poll: The preschoolers I see at work rarely fall,...

    The preschoolers I see at work rarely fall, unless they aren't looking where they are going.
  6. Thread: whining

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    Ha! It's a therapy strategy I've used every so...

    Ha! It's a therapy strategy I've used every so often to help kids understand how others perceive them. Whatever works, right? :)

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_modeling
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    Me, too. I especially was interested in the...

    Me, too. I especially was interested in the second article, and how they appear to be developing a model of how the genes appear to be cumulative.
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    Here's one I saw today, which I thought was very...

    Here's one I saw today, which I thought was very interesting.
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  9. Thread: whining

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    If you've tried a bunch of strategies already,...

    If you've tried a bunch of strategies already, the only thing I can think of that you likely wouldn't have done would be to make a recording of him whining and another one of him not whining and have...
  10. runningmom, there is a large body of evidence...

    runningmom, there is a large body of evidence stating that a high quality early childhood experience (and high quality does mean child lead and learning through play) can lead to higher rates of high...
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    So amazing! She'll be reading in no time.

    So amazing! She'll be reading in no time.
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    Ha! That didn't take long!...

    Ha! That didn't take long! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ideal-9408-London-Board-Game/dp/B004OBZRPO
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    When I was a kid I had this board game that was...

    When I was a kid I had this board game that was designed around a map of the London Underground. It was pretty cool. I wish I could remember what it was called - let me see if I can google it.
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    Check out some of these preschool curriculum...

    Check out some of these preschool curriculum books for ideas. You could pick up any one of them and find lots of suggestions for things to keep him occupied that aren't simply worksheets.
    ...
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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    I suppose that's better than the other way...

    I suppose that's better than the other way around! At least, so long as she stops calling it that before she grows up.
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    My preschoolers last year were absolutely...

    My preschoolers last year were absolutely hilarious! I'm on break right now so I don't have any new funnies to share. Some of the funnies from last year include:

    Student: I have boogers.
    Me:...
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    So exciting!

    So exciting!
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    I tend to stay inside all summer, because the car...

    I tend to stay inside all summer, because the car gets so hot if I go anywhere cool, all the relief is gone by the time I've driven home! So I only go out at night. That wouldn't work with active...
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    I agree with the above. Sounds like the teachers...

    I agree with the above. Sounds like the teachers will need to monitor the new kid until he settles in some more. I like the idea of teaching your DS appropriate ways to get the teachers' attention...
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    I think the OP's husband is in the military? ...

    I think the OP's husband is in the military?

    If so, here is what I found regarding Tricare and speech therapy: http://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/SeeWhatsCovered/SpeechTherapy.aspx

    Basically,...
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    I'm working with 3-5 year olds these days and...

    I'm working with 3-5 year olds these days and even with my most mature kids, no one activity lasts me longer than 15 minutes tops. When kids lose focus, I change activities. It blows my mind she...
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    It doesn't sound as though her techniques are...

    It doesn't sound as though her techniques are age-appropriate. Have you asked her how much experience she has with his age group? Speech therapy with little ones, particularly toddlers, should be...
  24. Thread: Help im new!!!

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    You can adjust your profile by first going into...

    You can adjust your profile by first going into "settings" (top right) and then you will see options under "My Settings" on the left side of your screen. There is no APA mobile app, but you can...
  25. We have open enrollment here, so anyone can...

    We have open enrollment here, so anyone can request to attend a school other than their neighborhood school. Several of my friends have had their kids attend the school where they teach, and I...
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