Do transitions in your early childhood setting frustrate you?
Do you see them as a waste of valuable learning time?
Since children will have to move from one place or subject to another, you can’t very well avoid transitions. So, why not ensure that they’re not frustrating at all? That they’re not only trouble-free but also valuable learning experiences?
You can do both, and it’s easy! In this course, I’ll show you how.
Do these children look happy?
This can't be what we want! But chances are, before you got into your early childhood setting, nobody taught you how to handle transitions. So, you probably tackled them in the traditional way. Which is to say: asking young children to do what they’re not developmentally ready to do! With that in mind, we'll explore:
- the trouble with traditional transitions
- how transitions can easily be linked to learning
- tips for making transitions chaos-free and fun!
The sections in this one-hour course also offer activity ideas you can use immediately, covering the typical transitions of arrival, cleanup, snacks and lunch, to and from outside the classroom, nap or rest time, and departure!
What Enrollees Have Said
"I appreciated the tips for teaching songs and finger plays. It actually gave me insight into an issue I had in my voluteer teaching work at my church! ...I will recommend [the course] to my colleagues."
~ Massachusetts toddler teacher
"Thanks for all the fun song ideas to use throughout the various transitions daily. I enjoyed both courses very much!"
~ Lisa Hoy
"I find your courses to be informative and up to date with the times."
~ Cathy Cossette, Owner, New Horizons Preschool
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Rae is on a mission to ensure that children have the chance to be children and that child development guides all our practices with the little ones.
She is the author of 21 books, including the Moving & Learning Series, the award-winning Acting Out!, bestseller What If Everybody Understood Child Development? and What If We Taught the Way Children Learn? Rae has shared her expertise with such groups as the Sesame Street Research Department, the Head Start Bureau, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and state health departments, resource and referral agencies, and school districts throughout North America. Internationally known as a speaker, blogger, and online course creator, Rae is most proud of her fierce defense of childhood.
Trusted for more than four decades in early childhood education, Rae has been called a gift to educators and a blessing to children and their caretakers.