Learning and Growing Alongside your Young Child
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Learning and Growing Alongside your Young Child

Simple Strategies for Busy Parents
4.2 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,031 students enrolled
Created by Jessica Gray
Last updated 2/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Inspire preschool learning.
  • Help their preschooler learn.
  • Notice when their child needs support with their learning.
  • Recognize independent play as a learning process.
  • Confidently engage their child in learning activities.
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  • All you need is your child and a little bit of motivation.

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!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is FOR busy moms and dads who are invested in their child's early learning and development.
  • This course is FOR parents who value learning and knowledge and want to instill those values in their child at a young age.
  • This course is NOT FOR students hoping to gain licensure in an educational field.
  • This course is NOT FOR students looking for an exhaustive and comprehensive class on educational theory.
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
Hi There!
3 Lectures 08:08

Meet myself and my boys and learn a little bit about me, this course and my qualifications.

Preview 03:51

This is a quick overview of what to expect in this course.

Course Outline and Structure
1 page

Quick Pre-test
5 questions

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.

Preview 04:17

5 questions
A Nurturing Learning Environment at Home
4 Lectures 05:50

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.

Preview 04:10

A short e-book explaining organization for small children's spaces.

10 pages

A useful handout explaining the easiest way to rotate your child's toys, reducing clutter and allowing them to enjoy their toys more fully.

Toy and book rotation
2 pages

A checklist to help you evaluate whether your home is a safe and fun learning environment.

How does Your Home Rate?

Home Learning Environment
3 questions
Critical Thinking
4 Lectures 10:24

A useful infograph that will help you identify whether your child is thinking critically.

Critical Thinkers are...
1 page

A quick exercise to evaluate the self-esteem of yourself and your child.

Exercise for You and Your Child: Self-Esteem

Some basics about early childhood development and how kids learn.

A Teeny Tiny Bit of Educational Theory

A quick exercise to help you understand how knowledge builds on itself.

Exercise: Knowledge Builds

Educational Theory Quiz
4 questions
1 Lecture 08:59

Information about "screen time" for small children.

Technology in Early Childhood

Please reference the video as well as the handout for this quiz.

TV and Technology Quiz
4 questions
Outdoor Learning, Cultural Awareness and Field Trips
3 Lectures 23:27

Information and ideas for getting your child out of the house and out and about exploring their world.

Exploring the World with Field Trips

Information about outdoor learning, why it matters and how important exercise and activity is for kids.

Outdoor Learning

A quick handout on the diversity in modern America and how that affects our kids.

The Complexity of the Modern Family
1 page

Getting Out of the House
4 questions
BONUS Videos and Materials!
1 Lecture 02:00
Bonus Video: Stop Saying" Good Job"
About the Instructor
Jessica Gray
4.2 Average rating
5 Reviews
1,031 Students
1 Course
Teacher, Writer, Freelancer, Mom

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.