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Nutrition and Food Theme

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is a good time to plan a nutrition and food theme. Food and Nutrition Songs and Fingerplays Are You Eating (Tune: Are You Sleeping) Are you eating, are you eating Healthy foods, healthy … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves Preschool Theme

Autumn Leaves Preschool Theme Here is a fun preschool theme set around the beauty of autumn leaves Rhymes about Autumn Leaves Pretty Leaves Pretty leaves they are falling Falling down to the ground When the wind blows his trumpet See … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree! Theme and Activities

The Christmas tree is a well known symbol of the holiday. Learn more about the wonderful tradition and find great ways to celebrate. Christmas Tree Facts Learn More About the Christmas Tree: 2-3 seedlings are planted for every harvested Christmas … Continue reading

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Frogs Theme and Activities

Frogs Theme and Activities Here are some basic theme ideas for helping preschool aged children learn about frogs. Frog Songs and Fingerplays I’m A Little Frog I’m a little frog Just a pollywog I live in the brook Underneath the … Continue reading

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Preschool Classroom Block Area (Construction)

Preschool Classroom Block Area (Construction) by Cathy Abraham Make sure you have plenty of space for the block area so children can build elaborate structures. Goals/Skills: Concept development (shape, size, balance, contrast, one-to-one correspondence, counting, matching, sorting, spatial relationships, grouping, … Continue reading

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Super Bowl and Football Theme

Super Bowl/Football Theme Though the Super Bowl is typically on a Sunday, you can use the week leading up to the Super Bowl to have a football theme. On the Friday before the Super Bowl, ask children to wear the … Continue reading

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Child Care and Development Research Overview 2015

Here is a research overview of child care and development research stories that we featured in the Child Care Lounge newsletter in 2015.       How does type of toy affect quantity, quality of language in infant playtime? Parent … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Color Purple Theme and Activities

Many report purple is their favorite color. Here are some preschool activities and crafts to celebrate this royal hue. Sing About Purple P-u-r-p-l-e (Tune: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad) P-u-r-p-l-e Purple, purple, P-u-r-p-l-e Purple’s what that spells. Purple grapes … Continue reading

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International Holidays to Celebrate in Preschool

  International Holidays to Celebrate in Preschool January Holidays Genjitsu (Japanese New Year’s Day) February Holidays Gung Hay Fat Choy (Chinese New Year) Vietnamese New Year March Holidays Hina Matsuri (Girl’s Day in Japan) Purim (Jewish) Now Ruz (Persian New … Continue reading

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Ocean and Beach Theme and Activities

Ocean and Beach Theme and Activities¬† Ocean and Beach Songs Take Me Out to the Ocean tune: Take me out to the Ballgame Take me out to the ocean,Take me out to the sea, There goes a starfish and sand … Continue reading

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