As the sunshine sings, it’s tempting to always be on the go. Nothing is more exhilarating than a summertime day-trip—and, as much as we adults need to shower and recover our zen after the fact, we know that kids love going out. Time, money, and energy require, however, that we are not always renting out a school bus and reapplying sunscreen. Fortunately, part of the magic of childhood comes through taking the big things of the world and making them kid-sized. Bringing big summer activities to children makes experiences manageable, safe, and—most importantly—explorable. Here are three summertime field trips which we think work just as well right outside on the playground. Daytime camping: The simple act of setting up a […]
Write Out of the BoxActivities, techniques and rationale for writing readiness must be understood and implemented by teachers, especially those in pre-school/kindergarten arenas, to promote future success with handwriting. Learn fun and easy-to-implement activities and strategies with supporting rationale for the what, how, and why of improving handwriting efficiency. Take away critical, empowering information for administrators, teachers, caregivers, and parents. View the Course Description
Meet Marianne Gibbs EdD, OTR/L
Marianne Gibbs is an Occupational Therapist, who has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction. She is honored to be able to teach anyone touching the life of a young child. Being so passionate to share her knowledge has led her to AIR Childcare Training Solutions.
Writing readiness must be understood and implemented by teachers, especially those in pre-school/kindergarten arena. This promotes future success with handwriting and other motor skills. Learn fun and easy-to-implement activities and strategies with supporting rationale for the what, how, and why of improving handwriting efficiency by exploring the WRITE OUT OF THE BOX Course.