June 4, 2019
Ask your children three “you” questions every day. The art of conversation is an important social skill, but parents often neglect to teach it. Get a kid going with questions like, “Did you have fun at school?”; “What did you do at the party you went to?”; or “Where do you want to go tomorrow afternoon?”
June 11, 2019
Teach kids this bravery trick. Tell them to always notice the color of a person’s eyes. Making eye contact will help a hesitant child appear more confident and will help any kid to be more assertive and less likely to be picked on.
June 18, 2019
Acknowledge your kid’s strong emotions. When your child’s meltdown is over, ask him, “How did that feel?” and “What do you think would make it better?” Then listen to him. He’ll recover from a tantrum more easily if you let him talk it out.
June 25, 2019
Show your child how to become a responsible citizen. Find ways to help others all year. Kids gain a sense of self-worth by volunteering in the community.
Links for More Information on Early Learning and Other Programs
Here are some additional websites to find information on early learning and other educational and development programs. We hope these can help you gain knowledge on various parenting subjects, the importance of early learning, developmental milestones and educational tools. Click on the links to open the websites in a new tab.
The Child Development Centre has many different programs that support early learning, visit their site to learn more. Also check out their project ideas for fun activities.
Community Bridge has great programs for early learners such as their Mother Goose program, and Daddy and me program.
Fort St. John Literacy Society promotes literacy for everyone, visit the site to learn more about early childhood literacy.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S not only provides multicultural early learning support for families it also has a variety of helpful tools and programs for newcomers to Canada.
Early Learning Framework Course is a free course to learn more about the early learning
We hope these links help you discover ways to kick start early learning and connect to other resources in the community. Please be aware that due to COVID-19 many of these programs may be modified or on hold. Check out their individual sites for up to date information.
Northern BC Distance Education School – 10511 99th Ave Fort St John, BC V1J1V6
Phone: 250-261-5660 | Toll-Free: 800-663-9511 | Fax: 250-785-1188 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org