WHAT'S INSIDE ME?
The need to improve the teaching of science is evident in
all educational levels , high rates of failure are indisputable sign of
disinterest in scientific areas. However, the use of technological environments
has become an economically viable option to solve this problem . Proper use of
digital media has shown in recent research a powerful influence on the
development of mental representations of students, as well as in their
Week of the Young Child
Every April since 1971, the National Association
for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrates the Week of the Young
Child. Originally conceived to draw attention to early education and the need
to help our youngest learners to develop, parents can help their children's
daycare or preschool and make some at-home art to bring to school for the
Children love to experiment, they have fun,
learning and questions about the world around them are made. Among its many
benefits, scientific exploration, feeds the child's natural curiosity ,
encourages their interest in science , stimulates reasoning and logic , improve
their ability to solve problems , increase self-esteem and prepare them to
understand more complicated scientific concepts in the future.
FROM SEED TO PLANT
IMPORTANCE OF PLANTS.
Plants are the base of the
food pyramid for all living beings. Long life of ancient people depended on
them. Of plants we get food, medicines, fibers, dyes and utensils.
Primitive people recognize
plants by their smell and taste, now can observe, describe and classify; the
science that is dedicated to botany. It is studied classification and this
gives them a name. This is because there is no living being exactly alike, but
there are many similarities.
With these data we can group
the different forms of life that are interrelated and this group is called
The species is the basic unit
used in the classification of living forms and is made by the bodies that
closely resemble each other.
If we group the similar species obtain gender and family to which they
belong; similar genera are larger groups called orders, which together form the
ON THE LIGHT TABLE:
Like many of the activities listed here, you can
draw anywhere. But seeing the light shine through the drawing as you work makes
it extra interesting. And we all know how changing up locations and methods can inspire
renewed creativity, right? In the photo above, I simply taped a
piece of easel paper to the light table (you could use any relatively thin
paper) and placed the box of markers beside it.
PAINTING ON THE LIGHT TABLE:
If you use a thinner paper (such as the easel paper pictured here) and
watercolors, you can see the light shining through the paint as you work. So
NATURE ON THE LIGHT TABLE:
Gather leaves, flowers, and other nature items to observe on the light
table. You can really see the structure of the leaves better when held to the
light like this. You can also extend this activity by doing leaf rubbings on the light table… Or try feathers, translucent sea shells, crystals,
butterfly or moth wings (if found already dead, of course), etc.
This is one of our favorite simple science experiments and the effect
is even more magical on the light table!
MELTING ICE EXPERIMENT ON THE LIGHT
FIZZING COLORS SCIENCE EXPERIMENT
This is such a simple activity, yet always a hit with the kids! Mix vinegar with food coloring or
liquid watercolors, then use a dropper to transfer to the baking soda. We
put our baking soda in a transparent dish this time—a plastic egg serving tray
from the dollar store—to enjoy the experiment on the light table.
READING IS FUN, JUST DO IT!
Reading is an activity that
benefits all ages, but in childhood, age at which they are forming many aspects
of your life, reading gives them a basis for life that will help them face many
situations in your life adult .
In the following lines we
attempt to analyze the multiple benefits that reading brings them to our
children, and also see the best way to instill a passion for reading. And
before you start already proposed that the virtues of reading are not only
intellectually, but also act in the social field .
Children are discovering reading words and forms of
expression that are slowly internalizing. For many words they will need our
help, but they will gradually ease and gaining notice as expressed better.
As we saw earlier, the more vocabulary learn best be
expressed, improving reading comprehension: Many future roadmap
academic problems come from poor understanding reader or poorly developed. A
child develops reading comprehension and is able to understand without problems
Decreased concentration problems: Read supposed to care
that gradually makes children caught discipline and improve their ability to
concentrate. This is something important for their studies in future years.
Personality development: Believe it or not , meet the
thousands of books contain characters that makes the child learn to interact
and form your personality. Read the child will better relate socially.
LET'S WASH OUR HANDS
Washing your hands properly is your first line of defense
against the spread of many diseases - not only the common cold. The most serious
diseases such as meningitis, bronchiolitis, influenza, hepatitis A, and most
types of infectious diarrhea can be avoided by the simple act of washing hands.
Hands are the main transmitter
method of pathogens in blood and air. Blood pathogens are viruses such as HIV
and hepatitis B infecting other body fluids entering. Wounds or abrasions have
easy access for the virus to enter the bloodstream. People also constrict these
pathogens indirectly when dried blood touches the eyes, mouth or nose. The
airborne pathogens are ill individuals sneezed into the air.
Viruses land on everyday items
such as doorknobs and keyboards and they live long enough to infect others.
BENEFITS OF PLAYING OUTDOORS
Playing outdoors is as
important as sleep. It is one of the main activities for the child to develop
physically and socially. However, it is one of the most dynamic have been lost
About half of the boys preschoolers
do not spend time playing outdoors with one of their parents during the day,
even though that type of game has many benefits for younger children, including
combat childhood obesity, reveals a survey conducted in the United States.
In interviews with parents of
nearly 9,000 children, less than half of moms and only a quarter of parents she
reported taking your child for a walk or play with him in the yard or in the
park at least once a day.
The outdoor game is one of the great possibilities to explore and
move, basic actions that allow the child to learn the world around him. It is
an invitation to know, to move, and to socialize.
Planned and scheduled activities are replacing dramatic
play in children's programs. The attitude is to learn, instead of being natural
and fun, should be academic . Many child care centers, as KinderCare even have
a curriculum for the children's program. According to the International
Association for the Education of Children (Association of Childhood Education
International, ACEI ) dramatic play is imperative for the child's growth in all
areas of knowledge and can not be replaced by an adult instruction . The main
areas of child development are benefited by the dramatic play and you can
encourage in your home.
Dramatic play encourages the
child to communicate their thoughts through the eyes of anyone he chooses. He
imitates what he sees in adults in their lives.
Young children learn the
basics of social behavior through dramatic play. Pretending to be someone else
, they learn how people feel and act . According to the doctor. In philosophy
Elena S. Yalow , children learn empathy through theater activities . A child
encouraged to play with other children of this activity benefits of interaction
among participants. You have the chance to be the boss, the queen mother , son
or even the dog . Therefore , the child internalizes the different roles . It
can lead , follow or change his mind.
THE INFLUENCEOF COLORSON
The colors are visual stimuli that can cause different reactions in our
bodies and in our mood. Color psychology gives some examples of the effects of
colors on children : In the case of depressed children , how favorable is
having on the walls of his room applications red or objects color of this color
since to perceive increase energy and vitality.
Color therapy experts recommend
yellow pastel colors and alternating with other colors is highly recommended
because it promotes concentration and intellectual development. In the case of
the place of study of children, it is important to note that the cool colors
(blue, green or combination), little saturated concentration fix favor because
they convey an atmosphere of calm and relaxation.
Bubbles are one of my favorite
things to use in play with children, especially those bubbles practically
indestructible that can be purchased at toy stores.
they're a great way to break the ice!
Playing with bubbles is not
only an easy way to have fun with a new friend, it is also a fun way to work a
lot of skills development, such as:
Fine motor skills. Children have the opportunity to hold the thin tubes,
coordinating both hands to hold soap bottle and tube with which they make
bubbles. They have to hold the object through which blow, in the same way that
they would take compressing pencil; They have to open and close the bottle, and
use your hands in different ways to blow bubbles (pop them with your index
finger, "tighten" catch bubbles with the whole hand, use two hands to
Is an annual
event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first
celebrated in 1970, and is
now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than
193 countries each year.
through direct experience occurs in real life through metaphors, simulations,
work-out in the classroom and outdoors where invited to participate inclusive
is important to note that although some students have preference for certain
strategies the practice of all favor the development of different skills that
will help their performance and will allow you to increase efficiency in school
When children are young and
interested in art you have to let them express their creativity because it is
very important for their development. When a child wants to paint with markers,
waxes, fingers, when molded with clay ... everything is art for children.
Art is a language that the child will be expressed through different
elements and will be creativity and imagination which have a more important
role in this process. Art for children is a way of living and has many
Art is a way of feeling life
and sensitized to the world children become, almost without realizing better
human beings, because so easy to allow express your inner world in a way that
also encourages them to create, learn and innovate.
- What's more art in children
enhances their intellectual abilities, but also does it with communication
between parents and children at very young ages because through the drawings,
pastilina, painting and even dancing too ... parents can learn a little more to
their children. Why does this happen? It helps that there is more fun and
therefore the bonding will be increased.
- In addition, it is also very
important art in young children because it makes them think about themselves,
both internally and externally. With the dough or the paintings need to use
body parts to capture his art. Children's craft has many meanings, many, as
they are children pass through the head.
But what is important in all this, is that parents empower all this art
in small, who can realize their joy and charm to the results of the art of
their children, whatever, because it will thus give wings to stop fly their
creativity and imagination.