Q. I have a child in my group that often denies her behaviour and blames others for things we know she has done. What can we do to stop her from lying?Continue reading
Why do we need visual documentation in our program?
This visual documentation highlights the children’s strengths and needs during their dressing routine. It is supportive for educators to respond to the diverse needs appropriately and help each child reach their full potential.Continue reading
Why kids really act out and what to do about it
Authors: Bo Hejlskov Elvén and Tina Wiman
The book, Sulky, Rowdy, Rude? is primarily written for parents, using the lens of the Low Arousal Approach. It flows easily using common language instead of scientific terms. Each chapter begins with a scenario between a child and parent, followed by an analysis of what went wrong and how it can be improved. The book is divided into 3 parts. The first part goes through 13 principles that are necessary to understand what the Low Arousal Approach is. Part 2 describes case scenarios with action plans. Part 3 gives extra study material.Continue reading
The Think Inclusive Podcast (presented by MCIE) exists to build bridges between families, educators, and disability rights advocates to create a shared understanding of inclusive education and what inclusion looks like in the real world.
By Roxane Bélanger, M.O.A., SLP-C, Reg. CALSPO
Speech Language Pathologist,
First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program of Ottawa and Renfrew County
Get your child ready for daycare or school by teaching them basic social skills grounded in language. Language and social thinking skills are crucial to a child’s success in building strong relationships with others, especially when you are going back to daycare or school after a pandemic year with limited social opportunities and virtual schooling.Continue reading
For the month of October to celebrate Thanksgiving, we had 31 days of thankfulness. We used 31 small cups (plastic shot glasses) that we covered in tissue paper and each cup had something to be thankful for inside. Ms. Davis drew a turkey so we could stick the cups on it for the month. Each day we poked a cup and discussed what word was in the cup and why we were each personally thankful for it.Continue reading
Bird seed is a great indoor or outdoor sensory bin filler. Outdoors in your mud kitchen, spills will just provide the birds an extra snack. Other great ideas include adding gardening tools and flowers or mini birds, nests and rocks.