Self-Regulation Strategies for Young Children

Heart-Mind Online is for all those who are searching for evidenced-informed resources that educate the hearts of children. The collection of resources builds capacity in individuals and communities to support the Heart-Mind well-being of children, and promotes their positive social and emotional development. This website was developed by the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education.

Healthy Habits for Children

Caring for Kids provides parents with information about their child’s health and well-being. Because the site is developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society — the voice of more than 3,600 Canadian paediatricians—you can be sure the information is reliable. This site offers a wealth of information and good practices to encourage your child to develop healthy habits. The following are a few great suggestions: …

All About Counting

by DREME Family Math (Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education) Activity Author : Linda M. PlatasWhat Is Counting? Counting helps us answer the question “How many?” This includes things we can see and touch as well as things we can’t see, like days of the week. Counting also helps us compare things so we can figure out if there …

Talking and Reading Together with Unite Books

Unite for Literacy has partnered with schools, bands, coalitions, and businesses over the last decade to re-imagine the roots of literacy education and grow lifelong readers. These Book Gardens are springing up in communities large and small across North America. Unite for Literacy offers an online library of books, free to everyone as a digital public good. Unite Books Online …

MUSIC & MOVEMENT

by Patricia Shields Songs can be good for a child’s physical development as well as their emotional development. Research shows that there are physiological benefits for children when singing. It is good for their respiratory muscles and optimizes breathing. It not only energizes but can also provide a physical workout. It is important to energize children and keep them moving …

CREATIVE EXPLORATION

by Patricia ShieldsCreativity ensures children allows for their unique self-expression and self-realization which are both associated with well-being. Exploring imagination and creativity through games, constructing, building and drawing helps children to express themselves, problem-solve, communicate with others, develop self-confidence and amongst other social-emotional skills, discover what makes them feel happy and fulfilled. As children engage in these creative activities they …

PLAY DOUGH AND LOOSE PARTS

By Patricia ShieldsThere are many benefits for children who engage with play dough. It advances their fine motor development building up hand muscles as well as enhancing their eye-hand coordination. It encourages creative open-ended imaginative play turning ideas into shapes. Play Dough can promote stress relief and can be calming as children pummel, roll and squeeze. It supports literacy and …