• Embrace Life…

    I just watched a video that I saw on CNN. Wow, it sends a powerful, yet simple message. We watch so much TV, but do we really pay attention to what we see? Consumer statistics would argue that we do. Here’s a commercial

    February 22, 2010 • Resources, Videos • Views: 3206

  • BioColor: Blotter Art

    Check out this neat technique! It’s great for fine motor development, as well as creativity. Notice that it’s open ended and abstract. The child is curious as he/she squeezes all the dots onto the paper.

    February 16, 2010 • Resources, Videos • Views: 1573

  • Peoples with Exceptionalities

    One of the classes I’m facilitating this spring is Profiles of the Exceptional Child. I’d like to share with you this video by United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida. Children with disabilities are children first

    February 4, 2010 • Resources, Videos • Views: 1322

  • Recycled Materials for Crafts Box

     When thinking about crafts for children, don’t forget about recycled materials. They are great for art projects! My mom had a book when I was young called Trash to Treasure (or something like that) that basically

    February 3, 2010 • Resources, Videos • Views: 1857

  • Open Ended Play

    Open ended play…it’s important. Whether it be the schedule, structure, rules, etc., we often put parameters on children’s play. Yes, children need structure, schedules, and rules – don’t get me

    January 25, 2010 • Resources, Videos • Views: 2275

  • Children in Haiti

    If you’ve been following this story as I have, you may have heard about some of the children that were in the process of being adopted by US parents. When the earthquake hit, the buildings (and all the adoption records)

    January 20, 2010 • Videos • Views: 1384

  • Martin Luther King “I have a dream”

    Today we pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. httpv:// He dreamt that all people would someday be sisters and brothers in a world governed by equality, justice, and peace.

    January 18, 2010 • Videos • Views: 1272

  • Starbucks Love Project

    Have you heard about this neat project? On December 7th, 2009 at 1:30pm, Starbucks invited musicians from all over the world to sing together at the same time to raise awareness for AIDS in Africa. In that one breathtaking

    December 19, 2009 • Videos • Views: 5204

  • A Child’s Talent

    After spending the ENTIRE day at my computer grading papers/tests and planning curriculum for spring semester, I took a break and spent a few minutes searching online for today’s news. I came across a series of videos that

    December 15, 2009 • Videos • Views: 1649

  • Winter is almost here!

    Now that the temps are dropping and it’s almost semester break, I think it’s safe to say that winter is almost here. In my Health, Safety, & Nutrition class, students made their own Winter Survival Kit. You can

    December 2, 2009 • Resources, Videos • Views: 1726

  • Snort…Sniffle…Sneeze!

     You’ve probably seen your share of waiting rooms, especially if you have a young child. Many minor illnesses are caused by viruses. Keep in mind that anitbiotics are NOT always needed. Did you know that antibiotics do not

    November 30, 2009 • Resources, Videos • Views: 1881

  • Say Goodbye to Drop-Side Cribs

    You’ve done the research, purchase a new crib, mattress and fitted sheets. You have removed the stuffed animals, blankets, toys and bumper pads from the crib. You gently place your infant in the crib and quietly walk

    November 27, 2009 • Ask the Reader (YOU), Resources, Videos, What's Hot • Views: 2400

  • Children’s Thanksgiving Activities

    Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, presently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, has been an annual tradition in the United States since 1863. It did not become a federal holiday until 1941. The traditional Thanksgiving

    November 20, 2009 • Ask the Reader (YOU), Resources, Videos • Views: 3082

  • Like shopping in the DARK?

    If this maddness represents you… Visit for all your BLACK FRIDAY shopping needs!

    November 19, 2009 • Events/Activities, Videos • Views: 1484

  • Founders Day: Celebrating Phi Theta Kappa

    Phi Theta Kappa observes its birthday on Founders Day, November 19. Phi Theta Kappa was founded in 1918 by presidents of two-year colleges in Missouri. The founders were seeking to recognize scholastic achievement by their

    November 19, 2009 • Early Childhood Youth Dev Program, Videos • Views: 1700

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

    It’s that time of year again and many of you may have attended or hosted Parent/Teacher Conferences. P/T Conferences can be stressful, tense, and filled with animocity OR they can be informational, fulfilling, and

    November 18, 2009 • Resources, Videos • Views: 1853

  • The Traveling Tantrum

    You may have already seen this video, but I thought I’d post it for those who haven’t. Talk about an intelligent child…he has mastered the art of throwing a tantrum and being effective. He moves his tantrum

    October 8, 2009 • Videos • Views: 1784

  • Car Seat Safety

    My students in Health, Safety and Nutrition recently had Sue Spector from Dakota County come in for the Child Passenger Training. It’s such an informational training with critical information that I’d like to share

    October 7, 2009 • Early Childhood Youth Dev Program, Resources, Videos, What's Hot • Views: 2326

  • Kids & GERMS!

    Germs are inevitable, but there are precautions that can be taken to reduce them. Kids are back in school and with the flu season approaching, it’s more important than ever to teach good handwashing skills. Children

    September 17, 2009 • Videos • Views: 2174

  • Early Childhood Caries

      This condition is known as Early Childhood Caries (ECC) This condition, also known as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, and in the US, is most prevalent in minority and rural populations and can affect up to 70% of the children. Did

    September 2, 2009 • Resources, Videos • Views: 1930