Oct 19

Fascinating Science Experiments for Younger Children

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Introducing science to children doesn’t have to be daunting, science is fascinating! Some of my greatest childhood memories were of the wacky...

Oct 19

Simple Fall Slime Fun!

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It’s nearly that time of the year, a time when fun activities slowly start to shift more and more from outside-all-of-the-time, to indoor...

Oct 13

The Wonderful World of Sensory Bins

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Young children often learn about the world around them through exploration and experimenting with their senses. Next time you and your child go...

Oct 13

Homemade Games To Inspire Your Child After School!

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Just because the school day is done, it doesn’t mean the learning journey has to end! Why not bring it home with you? Learning can be fun! And...

Oct 13

Extending The Lesson Plan Through Play

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Let’s face it, classroom games are a highlight to any school day, not just for the students but for the teacher too! They’re the perfect way to...

Oct 05

Helping Kids Communicate About Their Day

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Kids can have a lot to say. This ranges from daily observations and stories, to inquisitive questions that arise from the breadth of new...

Oct 05

Growing Language Skills with Bananagrams

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Learning language and spelling can be a boring and tedious task. We can all think back to when we were in school, studying word lists to commit...

Oct 04

Introducing Kids to Math Through Manipulatives

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Manipulatives are marvelous! They are an amazing tool for any childcare facility and can help introduce concepts of mathematics through play....

Sep 28

Promoting Learning Outside the Classroom

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Often, we think that learning is something we only do in the classroom, but learning is a 24-hour activity. Kids are an open book and are...

Sep 28

How to Become a Pro Puzzler

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Jigsaw puzzles are great for people of all ages. They help puzzlers develop and improve their cognitive skills and have also been proven to...

Sep 28

Great Puzzles that Help Kids Learn

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Puzzles are a great way to help kids learn. From infants to the elderly puzzles can help increase cognitive ability, improve memory and hand eye...

Sep 21

Why Construction Play is Important for Your Grandkids

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Building and construction is a great tool that has lasted the test of time. Its convenient, creative, and can lead to a life long love of science...

Sep 21

Discover Fall with the Kindness Rock Project

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With the weather cooling down and the Fall season creating a beautiful landscape, it’s important that we get outside and enjoy it! But, for many...

Sep 21

Activities for Fall Learning

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Activities for Fall Learning

Fall is a great time to learn about nature. The season change creates a magical atmosphere that inspires curiosity in...

Sep 14

It's Party Time: Celebrating Birthdays in the Classroom

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Birthdays are a special day for kids, and celebrating it in the classroom has become a tradition for many teachers. They're fun, exciting and can...