What are the Pikler Principles for Infant Development?
Dr. Emmi Pikler was a respected pediatrician who also managed the Loczy orphanage (1946-1979) in Hungary with Marika Reinitz. Dedicated to child development observation, Pikler identified specific principles she believed…
Teaching Diversity to Children
We hear a lot of talk about diversity these days. So what is Diversity? Diversity is the condition of having or being composed of differing elements. Diversity is also defined…
What is the Waldorf Educational Approach?
“Where is the book in which the teacher can read about what teaching is? The children themselves are this book. We should not learn to teach out of any book…
How Nannies Can Use Lesson Plans
I want to help parents and nannies as I once taught a lesson without using lesson plans and it bombed. I was a 20-year-old undergrad, completing my first teaching practicum,…
Reggio Emilia Educational Philosophy
The Reggio Emilia educational philosophy is a student-centric approach to preschool and primary education. Reggio Emilia views young children as individuals who are curious about the world and able to…
Tips to Manage the Back to School Transition
No matter how the child feels about returning to school, you can help with the transition by doing a few simple things.
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