Here comes the first smile

September. First days in school for many toddlers. First goodbye to mom….

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I notice colors impress children and make them forget their anxiety.

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A white paper and temperas. Curiosity.

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Choosing and mixing colors. Experimentation. First with brush. Second with fingers. At the end, whole hand is full of color.

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Her comes the first smile.

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Next day, the children come to me and ask for colors….

(by Jenny Diamantopoulou, teacher in toddler’s class (2-3 y.o.), in Athens)

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The healing water!

First days in school are always difficult, especially if you are a baby!

Slide3I suggest a small tip on how to help babies relax when they are stressed.

Slide5Use water. Just water. Or, water with small rocks, sand, plastic balls, toy ducks and anything else you can imagine.

Slide4When babies play with water, they relax and release all their stress.

Slide1I call it: «THE HEALLING WATER!»

Slide2(by Anastasia Kouroubali, teacher in babies’ class in Athens school)

Dad of Philip helps children connect their hand-made antenna

Last year’s pre-K class worked on a project about communication (how we talk and listen one another, when away).

Filippos' dad at school for the antenna(click on the picture above to see more)

Under this concept, kids decided to create their own antenna to be able to listen to radio, in class. And so they did. But, then had to find a way to connect it to the radio.

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So, they called in class Vasilis, dad of Philip, who is an engineer, to help them finish their project

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With his assistance, children managed to connect the antenna….

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