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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 Sensorimotor Skills Self-Regulation     Adaptive Social Behavior Representational Thought Scientific Thinking     Number and Sense Operations Causation Critical Thinking Expressive Vocabulary Listening Skills             While We Paint and Draw, We Learn: Writing Conventions Print Concepts 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: Analytic...