Preschool at Home Q & A: Understanding Creative Arts at the Preschool Level
The Preschool at Home Podcast
by Brandi Grays
1M ago
Have you ever wanted your preschooler to create a Pinterest-Perfect craft? But instead, you ended up with an epic fail? Okay, it might not have been that dramatic, but it probably wasn't the perfect addition to your art collection. Preschoolers LOVE to participate in art and have so much fun engaging all of their senses in the process. Art for preschoolers is much more about the process than the product and allows your child to explore new mediums and construct new ideas. Understanding creative arts at the preschool level means that you allow your child to use his/her imagination, make choices ..read more
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My Preschooler Has the Worst Handwriting: All About Fine Motor Skills
The Preschool at Home Podcast
by Brandi Grays
1M ago
Have you ever looked at something your preschooler wrote and thought to yourself... My preschooler has the worst handwriting! Okay, maybe you didn't say those exact words, but you've thought: My child writes SO big. I can't read my child's letters. Are these just scribbles? In order to write well, and do lots of other really important skills, preschoolers need to develop the tiny muscles in their hands. In education circles, you'll hear "fine motor skills". Fine motor skills all revolve around your child's ability to control those small muscles in his/her hands. And while they may not seem E ..read more
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Preschool at Home Q & A 5: The Importance of Moving Large Muscles
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by Brandi Grays
1M ago
Most preschool parents try to carve out some time to get in some kind of exercise, even if it is just a walk around the block. Sometimes, I get all motivated and end up looking a hot mess.  But whether I'm taking a walk, riding a stationary bike, or doing a full Beachbody workout,  I recognize the benefits of moving my large muscle groups. And just like there are benefits to adults moving their large muscle groups, there are also LOTS of benefits to preschoolers moving their large muscles. The development of large muscles can sometimes be overlooked by preschool parents because there ..read more
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Preschool at Home Q & A 4: All About Social and Emotional Development
The Preschool at Home Podcast
by Brandi Grays
1M ago
Have you ever wondered... How can he continue to cry for so long? Isn't she wearing herself out? He has so many toys, does he really want the ONE toy (that he doesn't even like) that his brother is playing with? Well, preschool parents, we can have better answers to these questions when we have a better understanding of social/emotional development in preschoolers. So.... This episode of the Preschool at Home Podcast is ALL ABOUT social/emotional development in preschoolers. My special guest Chloe Crosby and I will be answering questions like... How do I help my child share? I noticed that my ..read more
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Preschool at Home Q & A 3: All About Preschool Math and Science
The Preschool at Home Podcast
by Brandi Grays
1M ago
In this episode, you will learn what teachers mean when they say "preschool math and science".  You'll also learn: How to make math fun for young learners. Ideas for easy science experiments. Different ways to incorporate counting. How to begin adding and subtracting with your preschooler.  Plus so much more.  ..read more
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Preschool at Home Q & A 2
The Preschool at Home Podcast
by Brandi Grays
1M ago
Here is another Preschool at Home Q & A Session that is available as a podcast.  In this session, we talk about pencil grip, letter name and sounds association, and the use of flashcards.  I'd love for you to join my Q & A Sessions live on Instagram or FB.  But if you can't make it live, you can now get answers to your questions here on the Preschool at Home podcast ..read more
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Preschool at Home Q & A 1
The Preschool at Home Podcast
by Brandi Grays
1M ago
This is the first Preschool at Home Q & A Session that is available as a podcast.  I'd love for you to join my Q & A Sessions live on Instagram or FB.  But if you can't make it live, you can now get answers to your questions here on the Preschool at Home podcast.    ..read more
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#8: 10+ Fun Fall Activities to Do With Your Preschooler
The Preschool at Home Podcast
by Brandi Grays
1M ago
Want to learn how to take advantage of all that your preschooler can learn in the fall?  Here are ten of my most favorite fall-themed activities.  I've even included five extra activities that I found on the internet and couldn't help but to share.  You'll find that many of these activities include natural materials.  There are many opportunities during the fall to incorporate elements of the natural and physical world into your preschooler's learning experiences.  Have fun and let me know which activity your preschooler liked the most.   ..read more
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#5: Kindergarten Prep: How to Get Your 4-Year Old Ready for the Next Steps
The Preschool at Home Podcast
by Brandi Grays
1M ago
In this episode we discuss the developmental milestones presented on the 48-month Ages and Stages Questionaire as a guide when we answer the question, "what should my 4-year old be able to do?"  Parents also learn many ways that they can support the development of their 4-year old across five different categories:  Communication, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Problem Solving, and Personal-Social.   ..read more
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#4: Kindergarten Prep: How to Get Your 3-Year-Old Preschooler Ready for the Next Steps
The Preschool at Home Podcast
by Brandi Grays
1M ago
In this episode we discuss the developmental milestones presented on the 36 month ASQ as a guide when we answer the question, “what should my 3 year old be able to do?”  The Ages and Stages Questionnaire is used across the country in many early-education programs as a tool to provide parents with feedback on their child’s development.  The ASQ is designed to be completed by parents so there is no need for specialized knowledge.  Parents learn five ways that they can support the development of their 3-year-old across all domains of learning.   ..read more
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