Halloween is approaching, and the season for spooky-themed classroom crafts and activities is here. Resources are abundant for Halloween-themed classroom activities, so we decided to share some of our favorites. Here are eight easy classroom activities that all your little witches and wizards are sure to love! Spooky Slime Little Bins for Little Hands has a page full of Halloween-themed slime recipes for kids to make. You probably already have most of the ingredients needed to make slime in your home or classroom already. Grab your glue and plastic spiders and create your slime masterpiece! Tip: For young children, swap out craft supplies with edible supplies (such as corn starch) to make slime that is not harmful if ingested. Pumpkin Seeds […]
Communication is a Two-Way Street!Effective communication is one of the most important social skills. Communication is more than just talking. Participants will discuss the three aspects of communication: talking, listening and body language. Interactive activities will be presented to help the participants understand their own communication style. Learn about child development and why some children have difficulty in developing effective communication skills. Participants will gain strategies and specific activities to use in their setting when designing the temporal, physical, and interpersonal environments to support children in becoming effective communicators. View the Course Description
Meet Chris Schmidt
Chris Schmidt holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in School-Aged Care and has worked in afterschool care for over 30 years. In the past, she has held the positions of AfterSchool Director, Out of School Time Specialist, Accreditation Manager for the National AfterSchool Association, and Step Up To Quality Approved Trainer. Chris is also the owner of 2 CR Solutions, LTD as well as the author of three books; Great After School Programs and Spaces that WOW!, The Childcare Director's Complete Guide, and Developing Social Competency in Young Children.
Chris says that the variety of positions she has held throughout her life have increased her understanding of individual circumstances and has allowed her to adapt quickly to any challenge that faces her.
AIR Childcare Training Solutions is proud to add Chris as one of our Authors. Please check out her courses, Budgeting 101, Communication is a Two-Way Street!, Effective Staff Evaluations, Finding the Right Staff, Reducing the Risk– Creating a Comprehensive Parent and Staff Handbook, and Spaces that WOW.