Posts Tagged: early childhood development

Affordable Mistakes

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My son called me mean. It wasn’t the first time and will not be the last. He called me mean because I hid his tablet on him. We created a “behavior contract” at home and if he stays on green (the clip up/clip down behavior system his teacher uses) Monday through Thursday, then he can… Read more »

Skidaddles is Growing!

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The Florence Skidaddles drop in childcare has added 1,000 square feet of space, a 37% expansion!  The new space will be celebrated at a free open house on March 25 fro 3 – 6 p.m. for families and for companies seeking flexible childcare options for their employees. Those who attend can win free registration and various… Read more »

Little Bookworms

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Want to encourage a love of reading and turn your little guy or gal into a bookworm?  The Boone County Public Library can help with that! Just head to their Bookworms program, held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays at the Scheben Branch Library (8899 US 42) or 1 p.m. on Thursdays at the Main Branch… Read more »

Boone County Library Early Childhood Fair

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Head to the Main Branch of the Boone County Public Library (1786 Burlington Pike) on Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. for the 13th annual Early Childhood Education Fair. Families with children ages 0 – 5 can learn what services Boone County has to offer, plus enter to win giveaways, get developmental and… Read more »

Effective Commands

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“The first step in getting compliance is to ‘BE DIRECT’ with your child. Being direct helps your child understand exactly how you expect him or her to behave.” Urquiza, A., Zebell, N., Timmer,S., McGrath, J., & Whitten, L. (2011) An easy way to increase compliance is to monitor the way you give directions to your… Read more »

Tips and Tricks: Visual Supports

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Often I feel when people hear “visual supports,” they think of an intervention for kids with special needs. Yes, visual supports are great for kids with special needs, but they are also great for EVERYONE!  Think about it. On a daily basis you are bombarded with visual supports and you probably don’t even realize it… Read more »

Mom Report: Calling All LEGO Lovers!

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  Calling all LEGO lovers! Each month the LEGO store offers two afternoons/evenings of FREE LEGO mini-builds at the store. Quantities are limited, so you must register online to participate. You register your kiddo for a specific 15 minute slot of time. When your child is done building they get to take the mini-model home… Read more »

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