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For the Birds

by Kay Mishkin No matter where you live, you can look around you and see birds.  Sometimes we don’t pay any attention, and those feathered friends may seem invisible,  but if you are quiet and attentive, you will notice them, … Continue reading

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May is “Get Caught Reading Month”

Get Caught Reading Month by Janine May is “Get Caught Reading Month”.  Here are some tips and fun ideas to take reading to the next level in your program! Create a cozy spot for reading.  Add floor pillows and soft … Continue reading

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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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Keeping your “cool” in the winter time

Keeping your “cool” in the winter time (Seven ideas for beating Cabin Fever) by Kay Mishkin For those of you who don’t particularly enjoy the winter sports and activities, here are some things you might do to help you get … 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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Food Allergies and Young Children

by Beth If that moment hasn’t arrived yet, odds are that it will in your future.  You will have a child with food allergies in your classroom or home daycare. According to The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), one … 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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