Early Childhood Education

Mess Free Finger Painting: I don't "Know it All"

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 4:39pm -- Jessica Baudin-...

I learned a valuable lesson this week. A lesson that reminded me not to assume I "know it all". Here's how it happened....

A client of mine (who is also an early childhood educator) posted this link on Mess Free Finger Painting from The Hippie Housewife on my Facebook wall. I had seen this activity all over Pinterest the last few weeks and will admit scoffed it off as silly.

Isn't the point of finger painting to get messy? Why would you want to take that sensory experience away from your child? This must be an activity for neat freak, OCD types.

Knee Bounce Rhymes: Developing your Baby's vestibular system

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 9:25pm -- Jessica Baudin-...

The vestibular system first begins to develop while your baby is in the womb and continues throughout her first 5 years of life. The vestibular system helps your baby analyze where she is in space as well as the relations between her body parts and movements in relation to one another. This is important for developing body awareness and balance as well as processing sensory information.  

Knee bounce rhymes provide a fun way for you to support your baby's developing vestibular system, encourage language development, and bonding. Thank you Baby Eleanor for playing with me today!

Creative Mom Confessions: Craft versus Art

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 1:32pm -- Jessica Baudin-...

To dispel any rumors that I am a "super mom", I have decided to confess some things to you.  My hope is that it will show you I am just like any other parent, trying my best to be flexible in the craziness that is raising a family. That my ideas do not live in a creative purist vacuum. That I am not perfect. How boring is it to read only about perfect people?

So let's tackle something I have had a few of you ask me about: Craft versus Art

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