I'm Nicki, the new Early Childhood Editor here at BellaOnline. I also write the Breastfeeding site here, so feel free to mosey on over there to get to know me as well!
Please reply to say hi and let me know a little bit about you...if you are current subscriber to Early Childhood, or forum poster, tell me what have been your favorite articles, topics and discussions.
I also want to hear what topics and articles you most would like to hear about -- I am a bit overwhelmed, I must admit, by the sheer breadth of what can be written about in supporting parents (as well as educators and caregivers) of children birth through age 12, so I'd love to have your feedback on what would be most helpful!
I look forward to getting to know you here in the forums.
The stages that children grow through are fascinating to me - I still chuckle reading the book titles in the mid-1980s Gesell Institute / Louise Bates Ames / Frances L. Ilg series:
Your One-Year-Old: The Fun-Loving, Fussy 12-To 24-Month-Old
Your Two-Year-Old: Terrible or Tender
Your Three-Year-Old: Friend or Enemy
Your Four-Year-Old: Wild and Wonderful
Your Five Year Old: Sunny and Serene
Your Six-Year-Old: Loving and Defiant
Your Seven-Year-Old: Life in a Minor Key
Your Eight Year Old: Lively and Outgoing
Your Nine Year Old: Thoughtful and Mysterious
It would be great to read reviews of current books that provide similar information and more current research in how children develop, think and learn.
That being said - I was inspired by an event that was held this year in Seattle, Seeds of Compassion, that reminded me how important one to one connections are and that what children experience and learn at home and in school might be different than what we hope to share with them.
SE of Seattle
Early Childhood Education and the NAEYC
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