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September 2016
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Family Corner

Now that school is back in full swing, we have some great tips and resources you can share with families about building connections with their children and taking care of themselves.

Five Tips for Being a Calmer Parent
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/334321972321985345/

20 Ways to Spend Quality Time with Kids
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/334321972321140780/

13 Helpful Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/334321972322059281/

The Book Nook
For Teachers
An engaging research-based book written by Erika Christaskis.  It challenges the conventional wisdom and gives a unique perspective about what preschoolers truly need, but may not be getting from the adults in their lives.
 

Here is a link for more information: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/334321972320052272/

We hope you enjoy!
For Families
Here are some great books for families about families.

      

For more great books about families, follow this link:  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/334321972322060142/
Idea Alley
The beginning of the school year is a great time to talk about the things in which children are the most familiar with -  themselves and their families!  Here are some ideas you can use in the classroom.
 
 Building a family - Whether they are drawing, using playdough, or painting, have children create their families.

 Plant a family!  Grow a family garden using photos of children's family members.  Using flower shape cutouts, put the face of the family member in the center.  To make them more durable, you can laminate and use clear contact paper to stick to the floor or walls.

 Who is missing?  Have all the children cover their eyes. I have found that when they lay on their bellies they tend to peek less. Tap one child on the shoulder. That child will hide. Then the other children have to guess who is missing.  What a fun way to remember each other's names and build executive function skills like their working memory!
 
Registration is open!
When: October 13 - 15
Where: Little Rock at the Little Rock Marriott.  

Highlights!
  • Dr. Becky Bailey, creator of Conscious Discipline, will be presenting on Friday October 14th!
  • Pre-order your t-shirts now and pick them up when you register!
 Where can you find out more?  Go to the AECA website:
http://arkansasearlychildhood.org/conference/registration.html
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