Dr. Kirsten Person-Ramey is a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology. She is an Adlerian counselor, who specializes in healthy family preservation. Although she enjoys working with all members of the family, she focuses on counseling teens, who often have difficulty communicating with parents and adults in general. Dr. Ramey’s approach is down to earth, interactive, strength based, and highly personalized. Dr. Ramey has worked for ten years to help clients with problems such as: Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Familial Discord, Abuse (victim and perpetrator), Communication, Anger Management, Grief, Anxiety, and Depression. Dr. Ramey’s book, “Got 5,” is a practical parenting guide that she uses to teach parents and caretakers how to effectively parent “strong willed” kids and teens.
Dr. Brooke A. Jones is a Licensed Psychologist, who specializes in psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. As an evaluator, Dr. Jones takes pride in offering comprehensive and thorough assessments, and considering all areas of functioning, including nutrition, physical health and environmental/cultural issues that may mimic or underlie psychological disorders. She writes comprehensive and clear reports that offer solid insight and often holistic recommendations for individuals with learning differences, ADHD/ADD, and emotional and behavioral problems.
Online learning is becoming more and more popular, and our children are growing up in a tech savvy world. Preschool is a great age to start allowing our children supervised learning online.
Here are some great learning sites for preschoolers:
ABC MOUSE– This learning website helps kids learn to read through phonics lessons. It also teaches young children lessons in math, music, art, social studies and much more! There is a subscription fee with this program.
NickJr.com– With characters including Bubble Guppies, Dora, the Wonder Pets and more, your preschoolers will LOVE this educational site. Activities include games, craft ideas, recipes how to videos and more! Best part? It’s FREE!
PBS KIDS– This site is a favorite in our home, and includes characters from all the popular PBS Kids TV sows. Activities include sing a long songs, games, videos, craft and game ideas, and much more! PBS Kids is also free!
Starfall-This fun educational site is great for children learning their ABC’s or who are new to reading. The activities are simple, and fun.
Funbrain Jr– This interactive site includes printables, games, stories and more. It is a great site for older preschoolers to enjoy learning, and playing.
Fisher Price-Known as a leader in children’s toys, Fisher Price also has an awesome website dedicated to providing educational games and activities for you and your preschooler to enjoy together. Activities include, alphabet coloring pages, learning animal noises, shapes, numbers, ABCs, and more.
Learning online can be a great tool for the preschool age, and a great way to introduce them to technology at an early age. These sites are not mean to be accessed without parental supervision, and are best utilized WITH a parent. Also, each family needs to make their own rules regarding appropriate sites, and technology usage.
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