From the Research Files: Dialogic Reading - Proven Effective Methods
January 27, 2016
Meet Your Child Where They Are - This is personalized education
November 7, 2015
Apple Trees in the Inner City: The Roots of Playroom Prep
May 14, 2016
Where Love Meets Learning
December 23, 2015
'The Atlantic' just published a fantastic, must-read article about effective early education. It emphasizes all of the techniques use in Playroom Prep: dialogue, open-ended questions, fine motor skills, one-on-one connection. It notes what doesn't work: boring, rote, black and white worksheets.
The conclusions are clear: we need to get our young children to a place where they are comfortable and enthusiastic about learning, because like it or not, Common Core will require more of them than we have asked in the past. Our kids can be ready if we spend time with them at home working on the "lessons" of Playroom Prep! It is fun, simple, engaging ... learning is simply a by-product.
Please take time to read this article and consider how you can work with your child to increase the skills needed to give them self-esteem when they walk into their first classroom.