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Winter 2016
Volume 40, No. 3


Prevent challenging behavior: Teach expectations directly

by Marla J. Lohmann and Natalie M. Nenovich
If we find ourselves facing challenging behaviors in children, we need to consider how we can address them proactively. In our experience, it is better to prevent behaviors... > Read

Help children learn about snow

If you live in an area where it snows often or at least occasionally, you can take children outdoors and make snow angels, build a snowman, or have a snowball fight. Too cold to go outdoors? Bring in a bucketful of snow and dump it into the sand and water table. > Read

Helping infants and toddlers learn self-regulation

by Karen Walker
In response to the tragedy of 9/11, Fred Rogers shared this wisdom. “I’m convinced that when we help our children find healthy ways of dealing with their feelings in ways... > Read

The concept of zero: How to teach nothing

Your preschool class can count from one to nine, and they can match one object to a card printed with the numeral 1, two objects to the numeral 2, and so on. But what about zero? Do they recognize the numeral and what it means? > Read

Infants: Soak up learning with sponges

You can transform ordinary household sponges into learning toys for infants and toddlers with a little thought—and not much effort or expense. Natural sea sponges have been used in bathing and cleaning for centuries. > Read