Natalie Kriger

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Why kids should go barefoot more (and probably adults, too)

During an unseasonably warm day this past winter, my husband and I walked with our three boys to the playground down the street from our house. The …

The pros and cons of 4 plans to solve the preschool access crisis in California

<i>Twenty-two-month-old Maya Luu Guayasamin takes part in an art class in Long Beach on Thursday morning, Nov. 12, 2015 at The Family Nest, which</i> …

Education

Seven things parents and teachers should know about preschool math

<i>This content was</i> <i>originally published by</i> Education Week <i>as a two-part Q&A.</i><p>The debate over what early math should look like and what should be included …

Free printable number wheel for number bonds activities

For our ABCs and 123s letter and number activities series today we’re joined by Jen from The Mad House. She’s sharing a free printable number wheel, …

Mathematics

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

One of the most exciting milestones of childhood is entering preschool. But it can also be very stressful, not only for children but for parents as …

The Top 5 Unexpected Benefits of Early Childhood Education

A trend is emerging when it comes to P-20 education: optional preschool is becoming a thing of the past. As a nation, we’re finally beginning to …

Education

Investing In Early Childhood Education Means Playing The Long Game

Last May, Governor Tom Wolf held a news conference in front of the Camp Hill state prison in Cumberland County.<p>He was joined by Corrections Secretary …

Psychologist probes possible link between prodigy, autism

When a flair for reading is mistaken for autism

The Expert:<p>Darold Treffert<p><b>Psychiatrist</b>, St. Agnes Hospital<p>The first clue that Garret had autism was his fascination with the Federal Bureau of …

How to Teach Your Child to Relate to Kids With Special Needs

How do I help my kids act around kids with special needs?<p>When we see our kids gazing at someone that looks or act differently than us, we’re quick to …

The Big Three: Comparing Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia Learning Philosophies

shared by Ghergich on Feb 22, 2016 in Animals<p>5,261 views<p>2 faves<p>2 shares<p>0 comments<p>There are a variety of learning philosophies that start at Preschool …

Montessori

The Incredible Ridiculousness of Readiness

The subject line was irresistible: “Early Childhood Pushes Up.” The <i>Teachers College Record</i>, a hotbed of radical critique, had delivered another gem …

The Power of Play in Early Childhood Development

By Excellence Baby Academy<p>There is a growing movement in early childhood education that prioritizes teacher-directed instruction over imaginative …

Nobel Prize

Kids grasp words as symbols before learning to read

Preschoolers read a lot into writing before they know how to read.<p>Youngsters befuddled by printed squiggles on the pages of a storybook nonetheless …

Washington University in St. Louis

Eating Isn’t Ours to Control – How One Parent Replaced Fear with Trust

Worrying is a by-product of parenting, and our children’s eating habits are a common focus of concern. Are our kids eating enough? And are they …

Parenting