Usually we ask a question of the day based on a book we read at circle time, and we write down all the answers. However, after reading Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola, we asked the children to draw an illustration about the story based...
Scrolling through my Facebook feed recently, I saw a blog post titled Top Five Outdoor Places To Bring Your Child In the Hudson Valley. Being a savvy reader of my Facebook feed, Atlantic articles, and Instagram, I could infer from the post what it said...
Writing happens every where. It does not need to be forced, prodded, pushed, or imposed. Writing is symbolic. And just like in pretend play, if your child can assign a symbolic meaning to an object (ex. using a block as a cell phone), they can...
There are several methods that Livingston Street uses to encourage learning and creativity within the group care setting. Some education approaches are obvious (ie. reading books or playing instructional games). Other teaching approaches are less obvious (ie. creating a meaningful teacher/child bond or using certain...
"This is a children's home for bears. It's night time and they are going to go on an adventure, Cheryl."
According to Wikipedia, "Play is a range of voluntary, intrinsically motivated activities normally associated with recreational pleasure and enjoyment." Yet, in the early childhood setting, play...
By Faith Delozier and Cheryl Demuth
Summer. It’s a word that holds so much adventure and opportunity, fun and play, new friendships and fresh challenges. Yet, as parents and caregivers of young children, it can also be a time of confusion and anxiety. For many children...
This is the best quote that I have read that describes the work that we do at Livingston Street!
"As a preschool teacher, I am satisfied if the children are engaged in self-selected activity. When that is true, I know that the children are learning. My...
At the Texture Table We Learn:
Fine Motor Skills
Adaptive Social Behavior
Number and Sense Operations
While We Paint and Draw, We Learn:
Conventions of Social Communication
Expression and Representation
Understanding and Appreciation
Cause and Effect
Properties of Ordering
Early Literacy Foundational Skills
When We Build, We Learn: