Category Archives: Resources

Little Monkey Calms Down

LittleMonkey.jpgLittle Monkey Calms Down is a colourful picture book that easily describes the actions that young children express when feeling frustrated or angry. In short simple phrases, the Monkey explores concrete strategies to help himself in calming both his mind and body. The phrases are short and easily relatable for preschool aged children. This book is the perfect tool to support teaching of emotions; children often enjoy sharing this book with a friend who may be feeling this way. Little Monkey Calms Down is the perfect addition to any calm down area. Continue reading

Screen time in Young Children: Information for Early Childhood (0-6) Professionals

Target Audience: This article is for professionals in child care, health, education looking for information about overuse of technology in young children (aged 0-6).

Dave’s Story, Part 1

Owen_1Dave is a 5-yo at your childcare centre. He can be very gentle and kind at times, but lately he’s been aggressive and wanting to fight with the other kids. You suspect he watches a lot of superhero movies, and he often comes in dressed like a superhero.

You can see that he has a lot of technology in his life. When his dad picks him up, you see his dad on his cellphone in the car prior to coming in. When dad comes in, Dave wants his dad’s cellphone, which dad gives to him on the way out. In the parking lot, you see that Dave is going to be watching videos on his way home…

How would you help Dave’s dad, in order to help little Dave?

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Just Take a Bite – Easy, Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges!

JustTakeABiteMany parents and child care providers have struggled during meal times. Unfortunately, some of us dread meal times on a daily basis. This may be due to a child’s aversion to specific foods; sensory and/or motor based eating challenges, behavioural implications and many more factors. Parents and child care providers can feel overwhelmed, pressured and at a loss on what to do. Our cultural roadblocks, expectations and lack of awareness on various potential reasons for such eating difficulties can create negative meal time environments which further strengthen its history. Continue reading

One Without the Other: Stories of Unity Through Diversity and Inclusion

Book_OneWithout.jpgOne Without the Other: Stories of unity through diversity and inclusion is a truly inspiring book authored by Shelley Moore (foreword by Leyton Schnellert). In this book, Shelley Moore takes readers on her journey in discovering the meaning of inclusion and diversity. She shares her own personal experiences in the classroom (as a student herself and as a professional today), helping and inspiring readers to understand and embrace diversity and inclusion. Continue reading

What is Five Moore Minutes?

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30741897_2118117931805530_4523879709701560504_nInspired by a little bowling video…Five Moore Minutes is a website with videos dedicated to empowering schools and classrooms to support ALL Learners! Created by Shelley Moore, this website is designed with teachers in mind. As educators, we don’t always have a lot of time, so this website and video series offers resources, research, professional development activities and inspiration in 5 minute chunks!

Click here to watch the project’s video introduction!

www.fivemooreminutes.com

Raising a Sensory Smart Child

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Lindsay Biel and Nancy Peske

A winner of the NAPPA Gold Award and iParenting Media award, this book provides a complete analysis of sensory issues and strategies. For caregivers, educators and parents, it is a worthwhile read to better understand the complex nature of sensory disorders. The authors break down the causes of sensory issues and the way that they can interfere with child development and participation in daily activities.  Continue reading