Thanksgiving is approaching, and to get all your little turkeys in the holiday spirit, we found 10 Fall and Thanksgiving-themed crafts, all of which can be used to teach the lesson of thankfulness while doing a fun and simple craft. Disclaimer: These crafts should be done under adult supervision, as many of these use paint or scissors. Handprint Turkey Making handprint turkeys is simple and fun! Children can stamp their painted hands or feet onto construction paper and draw their turkey’s features using fingerpaint. They can also add feathers or googly eyes to personalize their turkey. Cardboard Thankful Turkey Craft A Dab of Glue Will Do has a thankful turkey craft that uses cardboard from cracker or cereal boxes, […]
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.