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Social Stories and How They Can Help

by Janine Social stories are short descriptions of a particular situation, event or activity, which include specific information about what to expect in that situation and why.  These stories are often illustrated to assist visual learners.  Originally designed for children … Continue reading

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March is Music in our School Month

by Janine Including music in your program and helping to cultivate a love of music in the children you teach can have lifelong benefits.   Preschool music and movement plays an important role in child development. Children who play or sing … Continue reading

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Dr. Suess Birthday Ideas

by Janine Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2nd! Visit your local library and take inspiration from the many books written by Dr. Seuss.  We are sure you can come up with some creative and fun ideas of your own to … Continue reading

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February is Heart Health Month

by Janine February is Heart Health Month. Here are a few activities to use to help make this month more than just Valentine’s. Heart Beats Bring in a good quality stethoscope.  Show the children how to use the stethoscope to … Continue reading

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Child Care Room Arrangement Tips

Create clear visual boundaries, making it apparent to children where learning areas stop and start. Define child care areas with shelving units, equipment with backs, area rugs, etc. Each learning area should be separate, and its own entity and area. … Continue reading

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Gobble! Gobble! Turkey Activities for Child Care

by Janine It’s almost Thanksgiving, and that means it’s time to start making turkeys in your classroom!  Here are a few of my favorite Turkey crafts! Name Turkey Have the child trace and cut out their foot on brown construction … Continue reading

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Fun Fall Science Activities

By Janine Fall is a great time to bring the outdoors inside and celebrate nature with your class.  Here are a few ideas to get you started… Fun with Leaves:  Go on a Leaf Hunt Chart or graph information such … Continue reading

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

By Janine Did you know that September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month?  According to the Center for Disease Control, 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and teens between the ages of 2 and 19, are obese.  This rate has … Continue reading

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Welcome Back to School Ideas

by Janine Starting the new school year off on the right foot is very important for both teachers and their students.  Some children may be excited and ready to learn while others may be a bit more reserved or even … Continue reading

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Make it a Home Made Christmas

`by Janine For children, Christmas is a magical time of year. It means Santa Claus, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and getting toys. However, even young children can understand that it is so much more than simply creating a list … Continue reading

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