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January 12, 2018
Top 25 Early Childhood Education Blogs 2018
Who made the list of top Early Childhood Education blogs this year?
December 26, 2017
Creative Block Play
Blocks are the perfect 3 dimensional material to encourage learning with all five senses. Blocks provide so many opportunities to teach math, social-emotional, and fine motors skills.
December 12, 2017
Empathy Warriors
We are born with empathy, yet by the time we are in elementary school signs of empathy begins to fade. Tedi delves into her personal journey to value children and promoting childhood empathy programs.
October 31, 2017
5 Thanksgiving Crafts for Preschoolers
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.
September 26, 2017
Creative Expression Activities for Preschoolers
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.
September 18, 2017
Caring for Mixed Age Groups in Early Childhood Education
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.
September 11, 2017
Teaching a Classroom Clean Up Routine
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
August 28, 2017
6 Preschool Field Trip Ideas
Field trips are an amazing way to provide children with novel learning experiences. Here's a list of our favourites!
August 14, 2017
Matching Preschool Classroom Activities to the PILES Developmental Domains
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.
July 31, 2017
3 Adaptive Skills Activities for Toddlers
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.
July 17, 2017
How to Implement a Preschool Reading Program
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
July 18, 2017
Pre-reading skills in a play-based curriculum
This is a transcript of the Preschool Podcast, episode #53 - "Pre-reading skills in a play-based curriculum"
June 5, 2017
6 Toddler Quiet Time Activities
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.
June 13, 2017
Yoga in preschool for social emotional development
Here is the transcript of the Preschool Podcast, episode #48 - "Yoga in preschool for social emotional development”
May 22, 2017
Why Preschool Small Group Activities are Important
Incorporating small group activities into your daily schedule is essential for teaching cooperation and teamwork skills to preschoolers.
May 8, 2017
Choosing Appropriate Toys for your Preschool Classroom
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.
April 17, 2017
Teaching Diversity to Preschoolers Without the "Tourist Approach"
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.
March 28, 2017
The Power of Mindfulness in the Classroom
What it is and how it can be applied to early childhood.
March 23, 2017
Hands-On Preschool Number Activities
Preschool number activities can go beyond the traditional worksheets and flashcards we are familiar with.
March 20, 2017
7 Transportation Activities For Preschoolers
Transportation and things that move are a highly interesting topic for toddlers.
January 31, 2017
Easy Preschool Crafts With Paper Plates
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.
January 16, 2017
8 Creative Activities for Preschoolers
By making use of the following list of activities, parents and teachers can help build a child’s creativity skills and encourage more creative thinking in preschoolers.
December 20, 2016
5 Fun and Easy Preschool Winter Crafts
Winter is upon us, and you may be looking for some great indoor activities to add to your list to celebrate the season and avoid the cold weather outside! Here are some of our favorites.
October 7, 2016
Ideas for preschool activities
Are you looking for ideas for new and exciting preschool activities?
August 22, 2016
Preschool Activities for Learning Your Name
August and September are great months to explore new ideas for helping a preschooler to learn his or her name.
July 6, 2016
Encouraging School Readiness Skills in Preschoolers
The preschool years are a time when parents and educators should focus on helping a child develop the tools they need to succeed before heading to formal K-12 schooling.
June 27, 2016
Activities to Promote Preschool Cognitive Development
It's been well documented that the preschool years are critical for building the foundation for learning in the K-12 school years.
June 7, 2016
4 Simple Preschool Science Activities to Try
The following are some simple science activities ideal for introducing preschoolers to some basic science concepts.
May 3, 2016
4 Activities to Teach Responsibility in Preschoolers
From improved self-esteem and confidence to being considerate of the needs of others, responsibility is an essential trait that caregivers can help preschoolers learn to appreciate.
April 26, 2016
Preschool Activity Inspiration: Shark Tank!
Have you been looking for new activities in your child care or preschool programs to explore water, aquatic and marine life in your classroom?
April 15, 2016
Preschool Literacy Activities to Encourage Cognitive Development
Developing literacy at an early age is essential for enabling a number of early learning experiences that will impact a child’s adult life.
November 23, 2015
Winter Outdoor Activities for Preschoolers
Winter is a wonderland! Don't let a little snow stop you from heading outside for fresh air, physical activity, and learning about the winter season and all the magic it brings with it.
November 10, 2015
Simple Natural Playground Ideas for Your Preschool
We hope these natural playground ideas inspire you to create your own eco-friendly, organic play space for your preschoolers to actively explore nature.
November 3, 2015
Integrating Physical Activities for Toddlers into Your Schedule
Toddlers need plenty of time in their day to play and by incorporating physical activities you can not only keep them active, but also help them develop important social skills
July 4, 2015
Fun Math Ideas for Preschoolers
Who knew math could be fun! Try some of these ideas to help your preschoolers progress from number recognition to applying the principles of counting.
July 7, 2015
Daycare Menu Ideas and Planning Tips
Design a daycare menu that is delicious, creative and fun by striking a good balance between nutritious foods and the dietary needs of the children in your care
June 4, 2015
Simple Preschool Craft Ideas for Summer
Looking for fun crafts to add to your list of activities this summer? The common elements of great preschool craft ideas for summer are simplicity and the potential for further play and learning.