Early Childhood Education Blog

"I am smart."  "I can do it."  "I am special." When a child does something they should not have, such as they spill the milk all over the back of your car.  How many times did you tell them to be careful?  Your frustration mounts and you...

What is Empathy? Empathy is the ability to understand other's feelings.  The term "put your feet in my shoes" is completely applicable to Empathy. Children aren't born with Empathy, it is learned and one piece of Creating Brilliance is teaching them Empathy.  As early as Toddler...

[video width="640" height="360" mp4="http://3.82.40.122/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Little-Newtons-Talking-to-Kids-About-the-Election-WFLD-11.3.18-1.mp4"][/video] As usual, we can use the events around us as opportunities to grow our Children.  Talking to Children about Issues that we are facing, or the fact that we study and learn about a candidate and then go to the poll to...

[video width="640" height="360" mp4="http://3.82.40.122/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Little-Newtons-AAP-Condemns-Spanking-KARE-11.5.18.mp4"][/video] New Recommendations came out about Spanking last week.  The more important focus I had on this study is that there is always an opportunity to use positivity in guiding our children.  We are our children's inner voice and lead them to be...

[video width="640" height="360" mp4="http://3.82.40.122/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Little-Newtons-Talking-to-Toddlers-WCCO-10.15.18.mp4"][/video] Zero to Five is the most crucial age for development especially with the Language Explosion happening in Toddlerhood.  We, as parents, have a crucial role in building their language skills at this age by talking to them!...

We pack so much into our summers, because we only have a limited amount of time to get out and enjoy the weather.  The sun rises early and sets late, which can confuse children's schedules.  I sat down with Liz on WCCO about how important...