Author: Wayne RESA - GSRP

How to Make Children “Be Nice”

Each moment spent interacting in an early childhood program is an opportunity for learning.  We call these “Teachable Moments.”  Children learn from what they see and how they experience the world.  When children experience secure relationships, they demonstrate secure relationships with others.   The same is true if children experience insecure...

Ready or Not, Here We Come to Kindergarten!

For many parents, leaving preschool is mixed with feelings of excitement to see their child move on to kindergarten. For some, there is also anxiety. Parents are not sure what to expect and often find themselves questioning their child’s readiness.  Is my child ready for kindergarten in Michigan? This is...

Reading Time is the Right Time!

March is National Reading Month! During this month, we are encouraged to read every single day.  One of my favorite things to do is read to my six-month-old grandson.  He loves to hear the stories, look at the pictures, and touch the pages of a board book.  He especially loves...

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...

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