Operation Ready by 3 launches #Readyby3 which focuses on language- and relationship-based learning to prepare children 0-36 months for 21st century schools

There are many products and toys available to parents and caregivers these days that are aimed to get babies and toddlers ready for school.  They vary in cost, ease of use, and accessibility.  Some parents and caregivers feel compelled, and are able, to buy “fancy” toys that light up and sing.  Some purchase expensive learning […]

A parent or caregiver is the best toy for children 0-36 months

Many light-up or electronic toys for babies and toddlers have a predicable response to an action taken by him or her.  If a baby shakes an electronic rattle, the toy will beep and light up.  If a toddler opens a door on a battery-driven barn, a cow will pop out and say “moo.” Sometimes a […]

The Way We Praise Matters, Even For Babies

Back It Up to Birth! This week has been busy with a presentation about the Operation Ready By 3 (ORB3) Infant-Toddler Curriculum and preparing for meetings next week to talk about it to two more groups, which has prevented me from posting in a couple days.  However, that doesn’t mean I am not as motivated […]

School Readiness: Standards Saturday

Today’s standard is:  Listens and speaks for specific reasons.  This kindergarten standard is taken from Fairfax County Public Schools.  Fairfax County is located just outside Washington DC in northern Virginia.  This standard has 24, very important language arts benchmarks that align with it, so I plan to discuss one of these benchmarks each Saturday until […]