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. So you don't have to feel like this:
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 lots of activity ideas you can use immediately, covering the typical transitions of
- snacks and lunch,
- to and from outside the classroom,
- nap or rest time, and
Enroll now & make your transitions trouble-free & teachable!
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GROUP RATES are available for staff development training! Email Rae at [email protected]
"I appreciated the tips for teaching songs and finger plays. It actually gave me insight into an issue I had in my volunteer 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 really enjoyed all of the songs and can't wait to implement them."
~ Norma Cabellero-McCloskey, Early Childhood Recreation Supervisor
"I have used many of the transition ideas as I take my P.E. classes outside or to the gym. The kids have loved them and I have had so much fun with new ways of moving through the school hallways!!"
~ Donna Fox
Rae Pica is an education consultant specializing in the development and education of the whole child. A former adjunct instructor with the University of New Hampshire, she is the author of 21 books, including What If Everybody Understood Child Development?: Straight Talk About Bettering Education and Children's Lives and What If We Taught the Way Children Learn?: More Straight Talk About Bettering Education and Children's Lives. Rae is known for her lively and informative keynotes and professional development trainings, presented both virtually and live, and has shared her expertise with such groups as the Sesame Street Research Department, the Head Start Bureau, Centers for Disease Control, Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues, Bright Horizons, and schools and resource and referral agencies throughout the country.
Rae is most proud of her passionate defense of childhood.
Frequently Asked Questions
After you've taken this course and begun to implement its ideas, I'm confident that your transitions will be so enjoyable you and the children will actually look forward to them!