Jul09

Arts and Crafts for Kindergarten

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Arts and Crafts for Kindergarten

Fine Motor Skills

Art activities help children gain fine muscle control and strengthen eye-hand coordination. By holding paintbrushes and learning how to control paint, crayons, scissors, and other art tools, children gain the skills necessary for later writing activities.

Jul06

First Day of School

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First Day of School

This is a very exciting day for Cambodian families! Not every child in Cambodia gets to go to school therefore education is extremely valued. Some children might be scared to leave their parents, but most children will be extremely excited for the opportunity to go school. As a teacher you have to create an interesting classroom for your children. The first time you see your Cambodian classroom, you might feel a since of emptiness. Make this your classroom! This your chance to decorate and get your children excited about learning! The children of Cambodia need a place to feel a sense of belonging, a place to express themselves, and a place to feel safe and loved.

Jul06

How to Teach Young Children How to Write

Categories // Teaching Aids

How to Teach Young Children How to Write

Writing Stages

  • The first stage of writing is scribbling.  
  • The second stage of writing is making lines, markings, and shapes.
  • The third stage of writing is making a continuous series of letters
  • The fourth stage of writing begins when a child makes some letter/ sound matches; for example he may write the letter “c” next to his picture of a cat.
  • The fifth stage writing begins when a child uses more conventional spellings of words.
Jul06

The Power of Play

Categories // Teaching Aids

The Power of Play

Why have a play-based classroom?

A play-based classroom is an effective environment for children to reach their fullest potential in all five domains: social, emotional, creative, physical, and cognitive. Play is children’s work. A play-based environment keeps children engaged and creates a desire for learning. A love of learning advances all domains through acceptance, affirmation, and exploration through a play-based environment.

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