Importance of Imaginary Play

by Dana S. Bader
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All week long at Over the Rainbow Nursery, we have been travelling by bus, plane, boat, and train to amazing destinations near and far as part of our ‘Transportation’ theme.  Regardless of how often we travel, the children never get tired of visiting the airport, paddling along in a boat to escape the crocodiles, or singing ‘Wheels on the Bus,’ with the bus drive as we drive merrily along to school.  Of course, all of these fun activities are merely role plays we have set up for the children, but they are teaching the children all about the different modes of transportation and travelling in a fun, exciting way!

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Motor Skills: What are they and why are they important?

by Dana S. Bader
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One of the key areas of development in children is gross and fine motor skill development.  Gross motor skills include all of the large movements your child makes with major muscle groups.  Running, jumping, climbing, and dancing are examples.  Your pre-schooler likely engages in these activities on his own, but encouraging activities that develop these skills benefits your young child.  With regular practice, he masters his control of the major muscle groups to become a healthy, well-rounded child.

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Discipline with Natural Consequences

Discipline with Natural Consequences

by Admin
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Some people may think it is old fashioned, but when I was young, ‘discipline’ meant that my parents revoked one of my favorite privileges whenever I misbehaved.  If I fought with my sister, I didn’t get to watch TV that evening.  If I didn’t do my chores, I could forget the playdate with my best friend Kerri.

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