Author archive: tereirish

Opening Limbic Systems or Catch that Kid and Reel Them In!

—”Attention comes last, your brain will look at relevance and then attend….”  Martha Burns It struck me yesterday how tired I was at the end of the day and as I reviewed how many students I connected with, I realized that I was opening limbic systems all day long. As the quote states… this is the…

Being in the Moment

Yesterday was one of those days when I truly felt like a therapist. I was working with 3 and 4 year olds in their preschool. We were spontaneously playing with blocks. A structure was put up 2ft by 3ft with an opening in the middle. When I asked them to tell me about it I was told…

Free book for 3 year olds…download it now!!

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/amazingme.html One thing I’m always talking about is developmental appropriateness. Many of my colleagues agree that we are seeing kids that are being asked to do tasks and activities well beyond their developmental level. Often coupled with that are developmentally appropriate activities that are left by the wayside in lieu to promoting reading and writing. …

Organized Play or Beware of Children with Big Sticks!

Organized Play or Beware of Children with Big Sticks!.

Organized Play or Beware of Children with Big Sticks!

I love this picture and would love a little background on what is going on.  Unfortunately in most of the schools I work at, this would be considered dangerous and therefore not allowed. I would imagine kids with the sticks would be the leaders just by having the sticks in hand!  Ha! Life on the playground especially…

Back to work today…

It must be hard for kids to come back to school after vacation…cause it certainly is hard for me. Part of what my responsibilities are for our students are morning warm ups. I’ve had such fun creating stations for students to participate in to alert and organize them. Every morning before classes start, all students…

Reaching out!

I had the opportunity last night to present my book Yoga and Me, Come be a Tree at the public library in Plymouth NH.  My wonderful illustrator (Kirsten Carruth) and I talked about our collaboration. She displayed all of the original artwork last evening for participants to view.  I read the book aloud to the small but…

OK, now I’m really shaking my head!

I was presenting a preschool seminar yesterday and one of the teachers shared with the class that her preschool denied the teacher’s request for swings for the following reasons: 1. The children might fall off! 2. There would be problems with all being able to access the swings because they would have to take turns!  The outdoor…

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