This course was designed as a simple toolbox of information and ideas. Parents with busy schedules will enjoy short lessons and exercises as well as simple, straightforward advice about topics such as TV, outdoor play and the many ways in which children learn. This is a quick and "dirty" look at what you can be doing, every day, to spend quality time learning with your young child.
There will be no guilt-ing, Mommy Wars or any other such nonsense. I am here to help you to help your child. So, let's get to it!
Meet myself and my boys and learn a little bit about me, this course and my qualifications.
This is a quick overview of what to expect in this course.
I have come up with an acronym that helps us parents to remember the basics of how to help our kids learn. Learn about it here.
Where and when do kids learn? Everywhere! This lecture will explain how easily you can set up a lovely learning environment for your little one.
A short e-book explaining organization for small children's spaces.
A useful handout explaining the easiest way to rotate your child's toys, reducing clutter and allowing them to enjoy their toys more fully.
A checklist to help you evaluate whether your home is a safe and fun learning environment.
A useful infograph that will help you identify whether your child is thinking critically.
A quick exercise to evaluate the self-esteem of yourself and your child.
Some basics about early childhood development and how kids learn.
A quick exercise to help you understand how knowledge builds on itself.
Information about "screen time" for small children.
Please reference the video as well as the handout for this quiz.
Information and ideas for getting your child out of the house and out and about exploring their world.
Information about outdoor learning, why it matters and how important exercise and activity is for kids.
A quick handout on the diversity in modern America and how that affects our kids.
I am a former teacher with 2 kids of my own. I now work as a freelance writer, mostly in the education and parenting space. I got my B.A. in Sociology in 2007 and a Grad. Certificate in Elementary Education in 2009. I enjoy reading, writing, sleep (glorious sleep!), my family and coffee. As a teacher, I know how important it is to share yourself with your students. So, feel free to privately message me or contact me anytime.