10am Signing for Hearing Children’s Literacy Learn how ASL and ASL signs can be used to boost literacy skills, teach the alphabet and spelling and more! With Amylee Udell.
11am Montessori Mathematics for Minors • Isn’t my child too young for Math? • Shouldn’t we be playing instead of working? • A bird’s eye view of the world of Math. • Addressing parental math anxiety. • Finding the “magic” number. Several examples of what parents can use with toddlers as they start their Math journeys. Lots of Q&A time so that your specific needs can be met. Take home a list of useful websites, stores and books that parents can consult in the future. With Lyndi Spears. Do not miss the exceptional speaker and her invaluable information!
12pm Montessori is more than a method • “Maria who?”: a brief introduction to Maria Montessori and her philosophy. • Child development from a Montessori perspective. • Montessori as an outlook on life and an approach to parenting. • How to make Montessori affordable at home. • Let’s play! Parents will be able to see and manipulate several Montessori materials, some of which have been store bought and some home made. There will be time for questions and a handout will be available with a list of useful websites, stores and books that parents can consult in the future. With Lyndi Spears.
1pm Homeschool How To Talk to a panel of homeschoolers from various philosophies and styles. Could I really do this myself? What do I need? What does the law say? What support is out there? What if I work?
2pm Albuquerque Preschool Options Does my child NEED preschool? What should I look for in a preschool? How do I find the best one for my family? With Amylee Udell.