New Early Learning Moment: The Newborn Period
New Graphic Tip Sheets Provide Tips for While You’re Waiting
IEL has added two new tip sheets with ideas for playful learning activities that can keep children from becoming impatient when they have to wait in traffic, at the clinic, or in the checkout line. Math Is Everywhere provides some quick math questions, games, and activities. Music and Movement provides tips on how children can move to the beat, sing along, listen, and create sounds. These activities help children stay engaged instead of "waiting without anything to do."
Plan Ahead to Prevent Tantrums and Meltdowns During the Holidays
Worried about how your child might handle stressful get-togethers over the holidays? Our Early Childhood Collective partner, the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse, has a newsletter on how planning for challenging moments can help make your holiday times more pleasant. It offers a variety of strategies to help your child prepare for the routine and schedule changes that accompany the holidays.
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Opening Minds, Jan. 29–Feb. 1, Chicago, IL
Collaboration for Early Childhood Symposium, Feb. 23, Oak Park, IL
ILASCD Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Conference, March 4–6, Schaumburg, IL
Oakton Infant Toddler Conference, Des Plaines, IL, March 7, 2020
Leadership Connections National Conference, April 29–May 1, Wheeling, IL
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Note: The Illinois Early Learning Project office will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1 for winter break.