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The Preschooler, Issue #012--It All Begins With a Thought
April 01, 2010

“Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.” - Blaise Pascal

The Preschooler brings you the latest ideas and suggestion for fun and simple activities with your child.

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Our ability to think is our greatest assets as a species. It is therefore essential for us to raise children to become independent, creative analytical thinkers. Even though our thoughts seem to occur naturally, there are tools that can help develop children's ability to think. In this one year anniversary issue of The Preschooler, you can find tips on how to help your child become a deep thinker.

I Have a Thought...

A little over a year ago, I had a thought. I thought of Preschools 4 All. I was looking for a way to share my views, ideas and expertise as an early childhood educator while making money in the process. At the time I knew very little about building websites but that did not stop me from trying. I am proud to announce that in the month of March alone, Preschools 4 All had over 23,000 visitors! Close to 500 people subscribed to this E-zine and that I bought my first big purchase thanks to my earnings - a MacBook! Thanks to SBI I was able to turn my thought into

a reality!

Tips for Parents

Using open ended questions helps develop creative thinking since there is no right or wrong answer. We like to a game we call "I wish I was a…" "I wish I was a monkey so I could climb trees." Recently I interviewed Megan Wong, a preschool owner/director and the creator of Mind Power Series. Based on extensive research Mrs. Wong developed this simple and effective program to help you on your path to

teaching your child creative thinking.

Teachers Corner

Every once in a while I receive an e-mail from my readers and I always try to help and reply. Recently I received an e-mail from a preschool director in the Netherlands who is seeking an opportunity to visit a school that incorporates Multiple Intelligences in their teaching. She is able to travel to England. Please contact me if you are able to help this teacher. Thanks. Contact me.

Science T.I.M.E.

Science activities allow for lots of "why?" moments. Use these science experiments to explore our environment and to articulate their findings. Click here for science ideas.

Values T.I.M.E.

When I teach the children stories from the bible, my classroom transforms into a university level philosophy class. Use these couple of ideas to create a deep conversation with your children about abstract topics such as God and faith.

God Talk.

Please feel free to contact me with any comments, suggestions or questions.

Until next time, I hope you have the T.I.M.E. of your life.

Z. Meltzer

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