Get Started As A Plumbing Professional

Plumbers have a pretty great trade. They bring in high hourly rates and their work is always in demand. Here's how you can get started as a plumber and increase your income: Go to Trade School The first step in getting certified as a plumber is to go to plumbing trade school. There, you will learn the basic skills a plumber must know. Passing your trade school tests will be a prerequisite to getting started as a plumber, so take this part seriously. [Read More]

Continuing Montessori Education At Home: Setting Up A Learning Space

Montessori schools give children the chance to learn by discovering and participating in a hands-on approach to learning. While your preschooler or school-aged child might not get traditional homework, there are ways you can continue the Montessori-style of learning at home. Here are a few things you can do to create a learning space in your home. Dramatic Play Station  Let your little ones learn by pretending with a dramatic play station. [Read More]

4 Things Parents Should Know About The Reggio Emilia Approach In Preschool

If you are the parent of a preschooler, you may have recently heard about the Reggio Emilia approach. The Reggio Emilia approach, developed in Italy, is relatively new to the US, having been practiced here for about 20 years, but it is gaining in popularity. It is a method that values the child within the family and culture. It utilizes the environment as a teacher, documentation shared with the community, and a child-led approach. [Read More]

How To Help Your Shy Child Be More Comfortable Around Others

Of course, some children hesitate to be away from those who are in their everyday lives. However, if you think that your child is excessively shy, you may want to introduce him or her to new playmates. From having play dates to enrolling your child in a daycare center, here are some ideas on how to help your shy child be more comfortable around other people: Do An Assessment - Ask yourself if you, too, are most comfortable just being with your family members. [Read More]