Math skills are important to develop at an early age to set kids up for a lifetime of success. Here are some proven techniques that you can count on!
November 15, 2018
Incorporating Nature into the Early Childhood Classroom
Learn how to bring the outdoors into your classroom through nature-oriented activities.
November 9, 2018
What do Children Learn from Loose Parts Play?
Loose parts play allows children to interact with objects in a compelling way and learn unique skills that will help their development.
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November 2, 2018
3 Uncommon Theories of Play You Might Not Know About
There are lots of well-documented play theories, but some are more well-known than others. Here are 3 you might not have heard of before.
October 29, 2018
The Importance of Friendship in Preschool
Friendship can be one of the most important skills that children learn during preschool and have effects that last a lifetime.
October 15, 2018
What is Developmentally Appropriate Practice?
BLURB “Developmentally Appropriate Practice is informed by what we know from theory and literature about how children develop and learn.” – NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
October 8, 2018
Why Observe Children at Play?
Educators and parents should observe children at play because it will help you better understand the strengths and needs of each individual child.
October 1, 2018
Why Outdoor Play is Important to Childhood Development
Children need to remain active throughout the day; promoting outdoor play allows them to get fresh air and explore their environment more.
May 28, 2018
7 Tips for Child-Guided Play
Learning is not limited to the school. In fact, parents can also help their children learn something new through child-guided play.
April 16, 2018
Books that Amplify Early Learning
These books use illustration to convey the range of feelings and moods
April 2, 2018
Early Education Nation is Live!
Your educator hub for resources to do your best work
February 6, 2018
Exploring Mixed Emotions
Exploring emotional expression through colourful flash cards
February 19, 2018
4 Sensory Snow Activities to Try
Nature's unlimited school supply!
February 6, 2018
Kindergarten Readiness Questions to Ask
Ensuring your child is ready for kindergarten is on the mind of many parents of 4 and 5 year olds.
January 30, 2018
6 Recycling Activities for Preschoolers
Recycling and sustainability is an important concept to introduce to preschoolers, and will only become a more important part of their lives in the future.
Turkey time is just around the corner, and the Thanksgiving holiday offers educators a great opportunity to not only create fun Thanksgiving crafts for preschoolers in their classroom, but also talk about the meaning behind the occasion.
Providing the opportunity for creative expression is essential to encourage preschoolers to think critically about the world around them and express their feelings and thoughts through art, music, creative play, movement and writing.
Caring for mixed age groups in your classroom can be challenging for early childhood educators. When dealing with children from young infants to approaching school age, you’ll be faced with a broad range of varying needs, interests and abilities.
We all know how fun it can be for children to explore and learn while making a mess, but then what learning during clean up time? Many educators tell us learning the clean-up routine is met with totally differe
As teachers, it’s important to understand which skills your activities are targeting and to develop routines targeted at each of the five developmental domains in the PILES model. Keep in mind many activities may target more than one domain.
Before preschool, toddlers have to acquire certain skills in order to care for themselves and be self-sufficient in their daily routines. We've put together three activities to promote adaptive skills in toddlers.
Before they reach school age, preschoolers need several important foundational skills that will allow them to become successful readers in the future. Literacy skills are fundamental to a child’s success as they become an adult, so providing the resources
If your toddler has stopped taking his or her afternoon nap, this doesn’t mean you have to replace this once-quiet time with a noisy or intensive activity. There are plenty of quiet, calm activity ideas out there to occupy preschoolers.
Wondering how you can make the right decision when it comes to toys? In this article, we’ll look at how to select preschool classroom toys that are age appropriate, safe and geared towards helping toddlers' development.
Because of the varied nature of the family and living situations of children today, it’s important to focus on teaching diversity to preschoolers in a way that helps them understand and respect the different situations of their peers.
When coming up with new and easy preschool crafts, they must be simple to teach, align with lesson plans, be fun for children to make, and of course, require as few resources and materials as possible.