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WINNER! PlayTape!

Winner

Two winners were selected at random for the PlayTape GIVEAWAY.

The lucky WINNERS are Lorelei Rein and Heather Carlson!  CONGRATULATIONS!

Thank you to all who entered and to InRoad Toys for the wonderful donation!

October Newsletter 2014

 

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Five Autumn Leaves

Five autumn leaves  hanging from a treePicture
The first one said, “Very soon we’ll be free.”
The second one said, “I’m  falling to the ground.”
The third  one said, “I’ll sail to town.”
The fourth one said, “Let’s not wait.”
The fifth one said, “Fall sure is great!

You’ll want to read the ECYD Newsletter to learn about events/happenings this month (Oct). Please note the information regarding ADVISING WEEK, PUMPKIN CARVING, and the HALLOWEEN PARTY!

Authentic Art Webinar: Your Questions Answered!

I recently had the pleasure of facilitating an Authenic Art webinar for Hatch Early Learning for their Expert Webinar Series. (#HatchExperts) There were approximately 1800 participants signed up to learn about authentic art! That being said, there was a lot of buzz during the webinar and I didn’t have nearly enough time to get to all of the questions. I wanted to be sure to take time to respond to the most commonly asked questions. You’ll see my responses below. 

  1. What types of supplies would you recommend providing for an authentic art experience when working with different age groups? Specifically, what would you recommend for infants and toddlers? 

Infants and toddlers can benefit from art materials that Read more »

Mondays with ME: KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE ON THE ROAD (9/29/14)

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KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE ON THE ROAD: AN UPDATE ON CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY FROM THE MN DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY

Darby,Heather2_hs“One of our most basic responsibilities as parents is to keep our children safe. With car crashes still the leading cause of death for children under 14, that responsibility can feel especially daunting on today’s busy roads. But following best child passenger safety practices makes a huge difference, as this Mom Enough guest, Heather Darby from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety, knows well. Tune in to get the latest information on what you can do to keep your child as safe as possible at every age. Then have grandparents, babysitters and anyone else who cares for your child listen too!” -ME! TUNE IN HERE!

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Giveaway! PlayTape

InRoad Toys is sponsoring this next giveaway! They’ve sent us 2 rolls of Classic Road Series Black
(60ft x 2in) PlayTape. That’s right, TWO lucky blog visitors will win!

PlayTape comes in road and train track designs. It’s a quick and durable way to lay down roads or tracks for creative play with toy cars and trains. It can be placed directly on the carpet, blocks, or wherever the children are imagine a play space. playtape

Here are a few key points about PlayTape:

  • Sticks to any flat surface
  • Easy-tear, made of paper, no scissors required
  • Repositionable – mistake proof!
  • Easy removal, leaves no residue
  • Toxin-free, disposable, and recyclable
  • Made in the USA

Want to learn even more about PlayTape? Hop on over to PreKinders. She recently tried it out with the children in her care.

Enter below for a chance to win. Each task you do is another entry for yourself in the drawing! Complete the task and then click that you did it. Tweeting on Twitter and sharing on Facebook can be done DAILY. Other entries are once per giveaway. *NOTE* This giveaway runs from 9/24/14 until 10/1/14 (Ending @ 12:00am EST).

By entering the giveaway, you give permission to share your email address (winner only) with the vendor for contact purposes (shipment of product).
 
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Mondays with ME: DIAPERS, POTTIES AND DRY BEDS (9/22/14)

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CALM GUIDANCE FOR THE BEST WAYS TO POTTY TRAIN FROM DR. ANDY BARNES

best ways to potty train guest Dr. Andy Barnes“As parents, many of us struggle to sort through varied and often contradictory bits of advice on the best ways to potty train from childrearing books, peers, grandparents and childcare providers. We wonder when our child should be out of diapers, when toileting “accidents” are something to worry about, and what approach will be most effective (and least harmful) in helping our children achieve independence in toileting. This Mom Enough guest, University of Minnesota’s Dr. Andy Barnes, helps cut through the confusion with both concrete tips and wise advice to remain calm and patient.” -Mom Enough TUNE IN HERE!

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T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Minnesota

Are you an employed childcare professional? Are you planning to register for spring semester courses (Jan-May)? Are you interested in a scholarship?!
TEACH MN

T.E.A.C.H. MINNESOTA is now accepting applications!
Click on THIS LINK to access the application.

  • Need a refresher on what T.E.A.C.H. is? Click HERE.
  • Have a question on eligibility? Click HERE.
  • Want step by step instructions on how to apply? Click HERE.

Career Crossings: 9/19/14

career crossingThis edition of Career Crossings includes career opportunities from New Horizon Academy and Tutor Time. Read more »

Mondays With Me: Death or Serious Illness (9/15/14)

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TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT DEATH OR THE SERIOUS ILLNESS OF A LOVED ONE: RESPONDING TO YOUR CHILDREN’S FEELINGS AND CONCERNS

talking to children about death book titled Emma's Question“Talking to children about death or the serious illness of a loved one is challenging. When a parent, grandparent or other loved one is not well, children often experience a wide range of emotions and may express those feelings in ways adults find surprising or even disturbing. How can you help your child make sense of a difficult and scary situation, especially when your own sadness and fear get in the way? Both Marti and Erin bring firsthand experience to this important discussion. Read more »

Adventures in Eating Recipe #17 (Roasted Root Vegetables)

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