Showing You Care
Start a hugging routine with your child to show him you care.
Watch the video together and point out that Rosita is a good hugger. Explain that hugs can make even the hardest days just a little bit easier! Start a hugging routine: each morning and at bedtime, repeat this rhyme:
A hug for you (give child a hug)
A hug for me (child gives you a hug)
How warm and fuzzy a hug can be!
This consistent routine can be something kids look forward to each day—there’s always a hug waiting!
Everyone’s experience growing up affects their own parenting—for instance, we might not feel comfortable hugging kids. But research shows that lots of comforting, nurturing touch is actually necessary for healthy brain development.
Communicating with Parents and Caregivers Around Routines
An article offering strategies for communication with parents/caregivers.
Shaping an Engaging Learning Environment
Your space is full of opportunities for children to learn and grow!
Planning Our Days: Creating Schedules for Children
Planning ahead can help you be intentional about the learning of the children in your care!
“First/Then” Boards: Managing Daily Routines
A printable tool to help children know what to expect in their daily routines and activities.
Planning for Play in Daily Routines
A printable page to plan moments of playfulness during daily routines.
Provider-Parent Communications Log
A printable page to help parents and caregivers communicate about a child’s day.
Lesson Planning Practice
A tool to plan opportunities for learning connected to monthly and weekly themes.