Stage where children learn through sensory perception and motor activity.
Children are bound by what they experience directly and not by what they think. Children begin to use symbols,one thing that represents another
Children become more rational in their thinking. For example, realizing that Santa Claus probably doesn't exist.
The final stage of cognitive development, in which thinking becomes very abstract. Children think beyond the present and think about ideal situations.
A chronic condition that is diagnosed in childhood and substantially limits major life activities in adulthood.
Appropriate support in the first three years of life
A federal law that “prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life
It ensures that children with disabilities ages 3 to 21 receive a free and appropriate public education and that early intervention services are provided to eligible infants and toddlers.
Is a strategy that stops challenging behaviors before they begin, and it is the primary method child care professionals use to encourage children to discard these behaviors.
Is a strategy that is used to guide children’s behavior by recognizing challenging behavior at its earliest stages and taking steps to stop it from escalating.
Is a strategy in which desired behaviors are rewarded so that the child is encouraged to repeat them.
Is a predictable sequence of steps or activities that are performed to complete a task
Is a growing epidemic that leads to a variety of serious health complications.
A prevailing or dominant quality that characterizes a person, such as emotional or fussy
Totality of a person's attitude, interests, behavioral patterns, emotional responses, social roles, and individual traits
Passing down of genetic characteristics from parents to their children
Theorist who proposes that an individual must have their lower-level needs met before higher-level needs can be accomplished
Refers to specific body changes and increases in the child’s size, such as a child’s height, weight, head circumference and body mass index. These size changes can usually be easily measured.
Usually involves a progression along a continuous pathway on which the child acquires more refined knowledge, behaviors, and skills.
Theorists who proposed that social and cultural interactions are the primary sources of learning and behavior
Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.
Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.
Some of the words will share letters, so will need to match up with each other. The words can vary in length and complexity, as can the clues.
The fantastic thing about crosswords is, they are completely flexible for whatever age or reading level you need. You can use many words to create a complex crossword for adults, or just a couple of words for younger children.
Crosswords can use any word you like, big or small, so there are literally countless combinations that you can create for templates. It is easy to customise the template to the age or learning level of your students.
For the easiest crossword templates, WordMint is the way to go!
For a quick and easy pre-made template, simply search through WordMint’s existing 500,000+ templates. With so many to choose from, you’re bound to find the right one for you!
Once you’ve picked a theme, choose clues that match your students current difficulty level. For younger children, this may be as simple as a question of “What color is the sky?” with an answer of “blue”.
Crosswords are a great exercise for students' problem solving and cognitive abilities. Not only do they need to solve a clue and think of the correct answer, but they also have to consider all of the other words in the crossword to make sure the words fit together.
If this is your first time using a crossword with your students, you could create a crossword FAQ template for them to give them the basic instructions.
Crosswords are a fantastic resource for students learning a foreign language as they test their reading, comprehension and writing all at the same time. When learning a new language, this type of test using multiple different skills is great to solidify students' learning.
We have full support for crossword templates in languages such as Spanish, French and Japanese with diacritics including over 100,000 images, so you can create an entire crossword in your target language including all of the titles, and clues.