Category: Early Childhood

The Season of Sharing Is Upon Us

With Halloween approaching fast, you might be anticipating the seasonal candy skirmishes that erupt in the fall. These scenes go something like this: you team up with another family to go trick-or-treating and, by the end of the night, several kids are in tears because Kid A won’t share his/her loot and, in retaliation, Kid B has stolen the first one’s candy. Or something along those lines. Maybe your little one is just old enough to walk the block in her favorite Disney outfit,... Read More
at Thursday, October 11, 2018

The DoSeum's Take on Early Childhood Education

The DoSeum’s Take on Early Childhood Education Early childhood development—that critical time between birth and five years old— has recently taken center stage in local and national discussions. (See posts by the Rivard Report and New York Times ) Thanks to research made in the past few decades, we know more about this golden window of development and its long-term impact on cognitive and social abilities. So far, we know that by age three, a child has twice the... Read More
at Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Week of the Young Child Series (5 of 5)

  Little Doers Blog 1 Mad Scientist, Pop Art by Little Doers early childhood educators, Lindsey Payne and Kathy Jordan   Tired of the same old crayon and paper activities? Need some “Pop” in your art? Try enjoying the outdoors while creating some exciting art! Grab those old film canisters, water, paint, and some Alka- Seltzer tablets from the medicine cabinet, for a fun open-ended artistic creation. The DoSeum and the Little Doers preschool are committed... Read More
at Friday, April 15, 2016

Week of the Young Child Series (4 of 5)

  Inspiring Curiosity and Inquiry in Nature by Chelsea Martinez   Spring is here along with all of the plants and critters that are popping up around San Antonio!  Along with spring comes the most perfect weather for outdoor activities. Why not pack up a picnic with your child and await the critters as they help themselves to the leftover crumbs? Curiosity and inquiry about living things are natural to young children as they explore the outdoors. With this mini... Read More
at Thursday, April 14, 2016

Week of the Young Child Series (3 of 5)

  The More We Get Together by Sarah Connell “Angel made my morning,” my colleague confessed yesterday. “He laid down on the floor and poured beans on his face.” No, it was not the point of the lesson she had designed. It was exactly what Angel needed at the moment, though, and she was happy to facilitate. That is what the Early Childhood Education team is about at The DoSeum. "Their mother had been hesitant to let Andrew attend the class... Read More
at Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Week of the Young Child Series (2 of 5)

Scientific Inquiry and Sensory Exploration by Cheryl Viera Sometimes we may not want our kids to get dirty or make a mess, but keep in mind those messes may be the first investigations of a future engineer or the first journal of a future author or illustrator! It all begins with sensory experiences where children have opportunities investigate and observe their world through touching, smashing, squishing, digging, pouring, and poking. I’ve observed caregivers standing in awe... Read More
at Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Week of the Young Child Series (1 of 5)

Celebrating Our Youngest Learners By Cheryl Viera Week of the Young Child begins today! My name is Cheryl Viera and I am honored to serve as Early Childhood Educator at The DoSeum—where I have the pleasure of working with our youngest learners and their families and caregivers. I am a native of San Antonio—born and raised. I am a proud graduate of South San Antonio High School. College took me to East Texas where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Education at Sam... Read More
at Monday, April 11, 2016

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