Skip-a-Long Blog

Creating Connections - Choices

Feb 7, 2018

Choices provide the option of cooperating with adult wishes while still maintaining the ‘last word’ for the child.
When Children Lie

Feb 1, 2018

Research shows that when children lie, it can be sign of intelligence, no matter how frustrating or upsetting it can be..
Creating Connections - Meaningful Jobs

Jan 31, 2018

Meaningful jobs help children contribute to the greater good of the classroom.
Creating Connections - Positive Intent

Jan 15, 2018

The teacher used positive intent by reframing the intention of the child’s actions.
Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 15, 2018

Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - a holiday that honors the life, legacy and contributions of a man dedicated to social, racial and economic justice for all.
Creating Connections - Positive Intent

Dec 27, 2017

Classrooms at Skip-a-Long centers practice Conscious Discipline to create a "school family" where everyone works together to create a safe, helpful, and educational learning environment.
Creating Connections - Assertiveness

Dec 11, 2017

The skill of Assertiveness builds healthy boundaries in life and teaches the values of respect for self and others.
"Mommy, why is the flag halfway down the pole?"

Oct 4, 2017

The tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas on October 1 was a horrific incident that may not be shielded from all children's awareness.
Talking to Children About Disasters

Sep 27, 2017

Children can cope more effectively with a disaster when they feel they understand what is happening and what they can do to help protect themselves, family, and friends.