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Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in April Themes, Blog, child-care-information.com Blog, Easter |

Chicken Eggs and Bunny Ears

Chicken Eggs and Bunny Ears

        
Color eggs Egg Dye – 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 tsp vinegar, 10 drops of food color. 5 drops blue + 5 drops yellow = green and so on.
 Tissue paper & vinegar on lg egg Tissue & Vinegar – paint the egg shaped paper with a light coat of vinegar, lay tissue on top. When paper is dry remove the tissue, colors remain.
  Hide Eggs in Plain Sight     Hide eggs in plain sight for the younger kids.
Rabbit Ears   Free Bunny Ears paper plate pattern on Printables!
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Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in April Themes, Blog, child-care-information.com Blog, Gardening With Kids, May Themes |

Preschool Gardening

Preschool Gardening

Gardening

Here in the north east our outdoor growing season has yet to begin. If you live anywhere near the great lakes it’s going to be a while yet because of those frozen lakes. Here at preschool though, we began germinating seeds to prepare for when the season does begin.

Seed in hand   A seed in the hand…

seeds in bag   Put seed into zip lock bag with damp paper towel and zip sealed, hang in sunny window, and observe.

Germinating seeds in window  Tape on windows in the sunshine is not a great idea. The adhesive stuck to the window had to be removed with a razor. The seeds sprouted, and in no time we were planting!

seed stages  The sprouted seed is ready to plant.

plannting with preschoolers  Gardening with 3 year olds can be fun!

Indoor Gardening

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Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in April Themes, Blog, child-care-information.com Blog, Science, Space |

Just added to Teachers April Themes – Space!

Just added to Teachers April Themes – Space!

Space  

Earth Day                                                                                                                                                 Earth Map Young children might not know the name of our planet or that there are other planets. So teach them! Children are very interested in maps and most 3′s can get the “we are here” concept.  Earth Day is April 22nd. Help take care of our home!        

Rocketships!                                                                                                                                                                                                     Blast Off  Paper towel tubes, construction paper, tacky glue, cone cups, and colored macaroni or buttons. Kids are going to need help with the glueing but these will be so cute when they’re complete. 

More Rocketships!                                                                                                                                                              more rockets  These shape rockets start out as name puzzles and quickly become rocketships! Start with construction paper squares programed with each child’s name. Children glue them down in order.  Add a triangle to the top and one on either side. A flame of glitter at the base and its Blast off! Oh add some foil stars too!

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Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in April Themes, Blog, Child Care Product Review, child-care-information.com Blog, Product Review |

Product Review – Imaginarium Wooden Block Sets

Imaginarium Blocks     Imaginarium    These are basic small building blocks. The set of 75 is a great starter set for children 3 and up. These are not “unit” blocks that are made in universal sizes. These high quality blocks are more for table use than floor builds.  Children fully enjoy playing with these blocks. Reasonably priced at $16.99 from Toys R Us these are a great value.

Block play develops in stages. For example infants and toddlers explore blocks with all of their senses. By age 2 toddlers can build horizontally and vertically, stacking a few blocks.  Check out a basic explanation of these stages on this PDF from Montana State Library.

Mirror & Blocks  Blocks on mirrors is an engaging activity that kids will love again and again. Adults can add different blocks to the tray each time they offer it. Try only two different shaped blocks and encourage pattern making. Another time you might offer only blue blocks and so on.

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Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in April Themes, Blog, Child Care Product Review, child-care-information.com Blog, Product Review, Science |

Science Club Moonscope & Sky Gazers Activity Journal – Product Review

Science Club Moonscope & Sky Gazers Activity Journal – Product Review

Educational Insights Nancy B’S Science Club Moonscope & Sky Gazers Activity Journal                         This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Your support of child-care-information is greatly appreciated.

      This great telescope is truly designed just for young children. This is just the right telescope for preschool classrooms.   It includes a journal and cool science experiences. This telescope is decorated with moons, stars, and planets.  The moon scope, with 18x to 90x magnification, comes with moon filter and tripod. Your kids will love this!

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