It's Teacher Appreciation Week. For 9 years, I worked daily with teachers and was continuously amazed by their dedication and love. I worked with one teacher who, every time a child entered her room in the morning,
she greeted them by getting to their level and saying hi with the biggest smile (possibly a hug too). I would smile just watching the connection she made with every child. This week, I encourage you to write a note to your child's teacher and express what you have witnessed them do that has had a positive impact on the learning of your child and the other children in the classroom. Teachers often don't even realize how the little things they do have a huge impact. Our children hear how we speak of others - when you share with your child the way you appreciate their teacher, they hear that too ("Your teacher always smiles when you walk in").
~Marena Mitchell, Speech-Language Pathologist
Daily tips, activities, and suggestions on how to naturally embed speech, language, play, fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills into your child's day, often using the materials already found in your home environment.
Marena Mitchell is a speech-language pathologist