Fall may seem fraught with tiny dangers for tiny bodies: Halloween candy, sharp pumpkin-carving tools, and people in costumes jumping out from behind corners. But fall is also a great opportunity to learn about the world—something toddlers and young children do every day, all the time! One way to teach about a season is to pick a symbol and stick to it. An easy one for fall is the symbol of a leaf. If your part of the country doesn’t change colors as much, think of a different symbol (a pumpkin, mums, a school book) which represents a part of the season for you and your community. Try exploring this symbol in different ways. Something as simple as a cookie […]
Write Out of the BoxActivities, techniques and rationale for writing readiness must be understood and implemented by teachers, especially those in pre-school/kindergarten arenas, to promote future success with handwriting. Learn fun and easy-to-implement activities and strategies with supporting rationale for the what, how, and why of improving handwriting efficiency. Take away critical, empowering information for administrators, teachers, caregivers, and parents. View the Course Description
Meet Marianne Gibbs EdD, OTR/L
Marianne Gibbs is an Occupational Therapist, who has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction. She is honored to be able to teach anyone touching the life of a young child. Being so passionate to share her knowledge has led her to AIR Childcare Training Solutions.
Writing readiness must be understood and implemented by teachers, especially those in pre-school/kindergarten arena. This promotes future success with handwriting and other motor skills. Learn fun and easy-to-implement activities and strategies with supporting rationale for the what, how, and why of improving handwriting efficiency by exploring the WRITE OUT OF THE BOX Course.