Monday, October 29, 2012

Why is early childhood education important?

The Child Care Exchange, a site for early childhood professionals worldwide, announced that their edition in which they posted "A Day without Child Care" is their MOST POPULAR edition of the year! It has truly resonated around the globe with all who support quality child care.  

"A Day without Child Care" is a humorous take on a serious topic.  Often the advocacy messages are so serious.  This video takes a different approach.

The video answers these questions: What would happen if all the child care centers and homes were no longer available?  How much does the whole society rely on quality child care?  Why is good child care so important to a child's early development?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Spooky Songs

Happy Halloween Month!

Here's a fun, easy echo song in Spanish and English about one of my favorite things: pumpkins!

"Jack O' Lantern/Calabaza"
(author unknown?)

Tune: Frere Jaques/Are You Sleeping
Directions: have group echo/repeat each line.

Jack O' Lantern 
Very funny
Two eyes shining brightly
I am not afraid of you.

Muy chistosa
Dos ojos brillantes
No le tengo miedo.

Note: for the next two verses substitute the following for line 3:

One tiny nose/Una naricita

One great big mouth/Una boca grande