“Learning to Take Those First Steps: To Push or Not to Push?”

Baby Learning to Walk

“Learning to Take Those First Steps: To Push or Not to Push?” This is a story about when you are teaching a little one to walk, and you’re wondering “Do I push? Do I not push? How hard is too hard?” It’s a situation I find myself in often as a Special Instructor in Early […]

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How to Teach Young Children “Keep your hands to yourself”

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How to Teach Young Children to Keep Their Hands to Themselves How to Teach Young Children, “Keep your hands to yourself.” “Keep your hands feet and other objects to yourself.” Once upon a time when I was in 4th grade, we had classroom rules on the wall to set expectations for our behavior. If we […]

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Teaching Toddlers to Communicate Using Pictures

Milk label and Juice label taped to the outside of the fridge so that the child can point to what they are requesting.

  MILK OR JUICE? Teach your toddler to communicate using pictures   Working with 2 year olds that aren’t talking is the most common thing that I do in early intervention. It takes some experimenting to find a strategy that works to teach communication. One strategy that I try early on is using a picture, […]

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7 Creative Ways to Use “The Ants Go Marching One by One” in Special Instruction

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Seven Creative Ways to Use “The Ants Go Marching One by One in Special Instruction This song-of-the-month is “The Ants Go Marching One by One.” This song-of-the-month is “The Ants Go Marching One by One.” I always have a variety of children on my caseload: babies, wild toddlers, shy toddlers, babies on oxygen, babies with […]

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