Author: Wayne RESA - GSRP

Your Preschooler Can Cook!

Cooking with your child can be fun and provide many opportunities to develop skills in math, literacy, language, and science. Children also develop self-confidence and healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.   Some areas of development that cooking promotes include: Language and communication-Children learn new vocabulary, increase language...

Time for Outdoor Play Even in the Winter Months!

It is winter once again in Michigan which means parents and caregivers are looking for ways to beat those indoor winter blues.  Although it is dark and cold, exploring nature both indoors and out will help foster independence, promote active learning and engage children in creative activities!   Get Dressed...

Five Tips for Helping Your Child Build Resilience
Five Tips for Helping Your Child Build Resilience

Resilience, defined by the American Psychological Association, is “the ability to adapt well to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threat, or even significant sources of stress.” Children that are resilient have the ability to self-regulate, are able to seek help from those around them, can problem solve, and can form relationships with...

Healthful Nutrition with Children
Healthful Nutrition with Children

November is upon us and the holidays are fast approaching.  No matter which holidays you might participate in, food is often a large part of your celebration.  As a caregiver of children, it is sometimes difficult to ensure my children are eating healthy. I remember when my son was a...

Self Care: It All Starts with You

Dear Teacher, You may have noticed that your work is not easy.  It’s extremely important.  At such a dynamic stage of human-development it holds boundless possibilities.  You are very integral to building the foundation of social and emotional health and capacity of the children in your care.  And indeed, there...

Ready or Not, Kindergarten Here They Come!

As families begin to prepare for children heading back to school, for some this is their child’s first time attending “the big school.” Excitement about new things can also bring anxiousness about the unknown. Ask your child how s/he is feeling about going to kindergarten.  If your child seems less than...

Three Ways to Be a “Good Neighbor,” Thanks to Mr. Rogers!

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Each episode began the same way. Mister Rogers comes through the door, singing his theme song “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”, and changing into sneakers and a zippered cardigan sweater. A documentary was recently released, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, about...

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