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Preschool Science Activity Ideas – Fall

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Autumn, Blog, Bulletin Boards, Math & Science, November Themes, Science | Comments Off on Preschool Science Activity Ideas – Fall

Preschool Science Activity Ideas – Fall

Nature is full of preschool science activity ideas! You just need to know where to look. One of the early science classes children are given in elementary school is called Earth Science. The science of the Earth is actually only nature. Young children can learn a lot about nature. Having a broad basic understanding of the outside world early will help them succeed when the reach that elemntary Earth Science class. So here we go. Bringing Nature In To the Preschool Classroom    We put this tray in our science center for further exploration...

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November Themes Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in Autumn, Blog, Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Families, Holidays, November Themes, Thanks Giving | Comments Off on November Themes Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)

November Themes Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)

November Themes: I was recently asked if teachers can uphold developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) with a theme based curriculum. I quickly answerd “Of course we can! We do it every day!” So here I am a few days later double checking. On second thought, I’d say, there’s always room for improvement but it can be done. Here are the fundamentals of DAP from NAEYC:   Knowing about child development and learning. So learning about the theories and findings of psychologist Jean Piaget, cognitive development theorist Lev...

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September Songs and Art

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Autumn, Back to School, Blog | Comments Off on September Songs and Art

Our September songs and art will be bushels of fun for your preschoolers. The action songs are always fun to do over and over! Try adding some apple tasting and cooking activities for a fun week. Below you’ll find September themes and the songs we sing around each theme. Themes Apples      I’m A Little Apple Tree I’m a little apple tree.                                                                                                                                                                                              ...

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How Teachers Prepare For First Day Of Preschool

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Blog, Pre-School Teachers, Teaching Strategies | Comments Off on How Teachers Prepare For First Day Of Preschool

  Teacher Prep This article will show how teachers prepare for first day of preschool. Many preschools and kindergartens begin classes a week or two after the “official” start of school. Even if yours has begun there are many helpful hints here to help you in the early part of the year. All teachers preparing for the first day of preschool know how tough it can be. You know I certainly can’t take all the pain away but I can offer some ideas and maybe some advice to lessen (not lesson 😉 the pain of prepping for the first...

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S.T.E.M. In Preschool Is STEAM

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in August Themes, Blog, Engineering, Science, Tech | Comments Off on S.T.E.M. In Preschool Is STEAM

S.T.E.M. In Preschool Is STEAM

“Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist.” -Carl Sagan You may have heard of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in preschool  curriculum and found ways to incorporate its different disciplines into your daily activities. Now add Art and you turn it into STEAM curriculum. Believe it or not you’re probably already offering these domains of learning (and more) in your classroom daily. Lets take a look. Here’s a nice video showing young children as they are introduced to STEM activities during a typical...

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Preschool Beach Theme – Recycled Jellyfish

Posted by on Aug 7, 2016 in Beach Theme, Blog, Math & Science, Recycle, Science | Comments Off on Preschool Beach Theme – Recycled Jellyfish

Preschool Beach Theme – Recycled Jellyfish

Recycle your plastic grocery bags and plastic bottles when you and your children make these lifelike jellyfish. You’ll need: White plastic bag, plastic bottle, thread or string, scissors, food color, water to fill your bottle, hot glue gun or duct tape. This is posted with child care teachers and children in mind, but this would be fun for kids at home too. We watched this video while we made these. Enjoy!  Start with a white plastic bag.  Cut into two squares. You’ll have enough to make two jellyfish.  Work on one square at a...

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My 2 Year Old Won’t…

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Bedtime, Blog, child-care-information.com Blog, Families, My Child Won't, Sleep Issues | Comments Off on My 2 Year Old Won’t…

My 2 Year Old Won’t…

  My 2 year old won’t… We’ve all at least heard of the “terrible two’s” many parents have experienced the phenomena first hand.  Whining, refusing to eat; sleep; or cooperate in general, and temper tantrums are all characteristics we associate with 2 year olds. Many toddler’s first an favorite word is “no” which can continue the negativity. Well what if it doesn’t have to be like that? I’d like to help parents learn how to defuse some of these situations when they come up. Even...

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How to Get Babies To Sleep

Posted by on Aug 3, 2016 in Bedtime, Blog, Child Care Product Review, Sleep Issues | Comments Off on How to Get Babies To Sleep

How to Get Babies To Sleep

Safe To Sleep Knowing how to get babies to sleep will let you get some rest but you will rest assured if you put your baby to sleep on her back. A quick but very important point to make before getting into this to this topic…babies are safer on their backs in bed! Please take a look at this study, published in the journal Pediatrics regarding SIDS deaths in babies who are swaddled. The study compared deaths of swaddled babies against the number of babies who had not been swaddled. As noted by Emanuella Grinberg in her CNN piece the...

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Preschool Ocean Theme

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in August Themes, Ocean Theme | Comments Off on Preschool Ocean Theme

Preschool Ocean Theme

Our kids had a great time making these jelly fish for our ocean mural.

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Preschool Beach Theme

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016 in Blog, child-care-information.com Blog, July Themes | Comments Off on Preschool Beach Theme

Preschool Beach Theme

These jellyfish were easy to make with with paper bowls and ribbon taped onto the underside of the bowl. Add google eyes or like we did just paper...

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