Quick Tips For Working With Kids

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Now, to the Quick Tip business…

Here is my latest batch of Quick Tips for parents and teachers who work day to day with the 0 to 7 year olds we know and love. You are not in this thing alone. Remember to check us out on Instagram and Facebook and at martacollier.com for encouragement and expert advice on how to support the early learning development of children.

QUICK TIP #6: NEGOTIATING DISCIPLINE ISSUES
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3️⃣ simple steps may help in negotiating many discipline issues:
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  1. 🤫 Lower the volume. Keeping our voices under control is a great way to deescalate a tense situation and prevent it from exploding.
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  2. 💁🏽‍♀️ Use “I” as opposed to “you” messages. Explaining what concerns you have about a particular behavior, as opposed to tossing accusations at your child, may allow for valuable discussion, clarification and understanding.
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  3. 📝 Set clear expectations. If your child knows and understands the ground rules, they are more likely to accept responsibility for their actions and seek to stay within the boundaries in the future.
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    💁🏽‍♀️ What ways do you practice healthy negotiations regarding discipline issues in your family?
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QUICK TIP #7: LEARNING AREAS AT HOME
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📚 One of my favorite children’s books is Evan’s Corner in which a very smart mom divided her cramped family apartment into specific areas for each family member to have their own space.
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📖 This book is a great motivator for creating fun and practical spaces in your home to promote learning.
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🏠 You can create learning areas in your home too! Try these examples:
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📚 1. A bookshelf that can be loaded with books, puzzles and word games to become a literacy center
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🖍 2. A folding table and chair equipped with paper, pencils, markers and crayons can become a center for art and writing
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🧸 3. A plastic bin stored under the bed and packed with wild animals, figures, and recycled plastic strawberry baskets can become a zoo or animal preserve
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✨ It takes just a little imagination to show you the learning possibilities in the space you call home!
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💁🏽‍♀️ How have you created fun learning spaces in your home?
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QUICK TIP #8: Holiday Literacy Gift Ideas

🎄It is that time of year! Christmas is coming! Are you ready?

📚I’ve found great deals on fun, educational books, games, and toys @BarnesandNoble. Below is a photo from my last visit to the @barnesandnoblejr section of the store.

🎁Give the gift of literacy this holiday season!

💁🏾‍♀️What books are you planning to give your early learners this Christmas?

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