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Preschool Graduation

Does your preschool graduation program look like the Ziegfried Follies or maybe a production from Cecil B. Demille? After years of planning and staging elaborate graduation shows and preschool pageants, I have learned some valuable lessons I would like to … Continue reading

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Insects and Bugs Theme and Activities

Insects and Bugs Songs and Fingerplays The Insects Outside (Tune: The Wheels on the Bus) The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink Blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink Out in the … Continue reading

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Cooperative Games in Child Care

Games are first and foremost an outlet for fun. Many active children’s games also help develop motor skills, problem solving and language skills. However, competition is often the focus of young children’s games. When there is an emphasis on winning … Continue reading

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Choosing a Child Care Curriculum

Before you purchase a curriculum to use in your child care or preschool program, take the time to carefully evaluate what is being offered. There are many pre-packaged curriculums out there, but they are not equal. Here are a few … Continue reading

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Technology & Early Childhood Development

by Terre Britt There is no denying the explosion of technology aimed at teaching and entertaining our children. As we continue to move forward in this technical world, parents and educators need to be aware of the risks and rewards … Continue reading

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Scarecrow Theme and Activities

Scarecrow Preschool Theme and Activities Scarecrows aren’t scary. Learning about scarecrows is a fun way to introduce the theme content of autumn and harvest time. Scarecrow Songs and Poems I’m A Little Scarecrow I’m A Little Scarecrow Stuffed with hay … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw Those Paper Towel Tubes Away!

by Wanda Huntley As a teacher of young children, I try my best to be frugal and creative with all materials.  Here are some ideas on how to use those tubes: spyglass binoculars telescope magic wand cocoon/chrysalis kaleidoscope musical instrument … Continue reading

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Getting To Know You

by Janine The start of the school year is quickly approaching.  Here are a few ideas for helping the children in your class get to know one another, as well as encourage positive relationships and cooperation throughout your classroom! Click … Continue reading

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Fun with Bottles

by Janine Here are a few ideas for recycling 20 ounce water or soda bottles into classroom activities! 1.  Mini Ocean Bottles – Fill the bottle halfway up with vegetable oil.  Then finish filling the bottle with water.  We suggest … Continue reading

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13 Rainy Day Activities

by Ellen If you are having a rainy summer, it can be tough to find ways to keep your child care children entertained and occupied.  Here are some unique ideas to try the next time you find yourself inside on … Continue reading

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