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September Songs

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Autumn, Back to School, Blog, September Themes | Comments Off on September Songs

September Songs

September Songs 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.   It’s All About Me I’ve Got Two Eyes  (video) I’ve got two eyes, oh yeah. I’ve got two eyes, oh yeah. I’ve got two eyes and they’re both the same size.               I’ve got two ears, oh yeah, I’ve...

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Preschool Marker Box

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Art, Back to School, Blog, September Themes | Comments Off on Preschool Marker Box

Preschool Marker Box

You can make this Preschool Marker Box if your school buys markers in the big bulk boxes. I made this with free paint swatches and an empty bulk marker box with the lid cut off. Materials: Empty bulk marker box Paint swatches Scissors Tacky glue Markers What to do: Cut the lid off a bulk marker box. Cut your swatches to fit in the empty spaces. Coat the under side of the swatches with tacky glue and stick in place. Have your kids sort their markers! The whole thing should take about 10 minutes to put together.        Of course it takes...

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Important Math Concepts

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Blog, Math & Science, Teaching Strategies | Comments Off on Important Math Concepts

Important Math Concepts

This video is full of important math concepts every preschool classroom can implement. This post may contain affiliate links. Make your own math number line counting games with these...

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Fun Large Motor Games

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in child-care-information.com Blog, large motor | Comments Off on Fun Large Motor Games

Fun Large Motor Games

Can’t wait to try these with my...

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April Themes

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on April Themes

  April Fool’s Day • Earth Day • Shadows • Rain • Rainbows Eggs & Bunnies April Fool’s Day Brownies Anyone? April Fools 😉 Brown E’s Brownies anyone? Make that Brown “E’s”! In our preschool classroom the first week of April is “crazy” week! I know it’s not PC but for lack of a more descriptive term we call it crazy. We have Mismatched Day, Backwards Day, Crazy Hair Day, and Yes Day! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.Your support of child-care-information is...

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Back To School ⚠️🚍

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Art, Blog, child-care-information.com Blog, September Themes | Comments Off on Back To School ⚠️🚍

Back To School ⚠️🚍

Welcome Back To School! This post contains affiliate links. Some move into the new year with enthusiasm and excitement. Others start the year kicking and screaming. These are the teachers I’m talking about here!   Welcome back to school everyone! These are some of the books we’ll read with this theme.               We start the year with simple art projects that involve a few easy steps. Our room has a huge bulletin board so we turn it into a road and pin up school buses personalized with each child’s picture.   Drive your...

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How Preschool Teachers Get Kids To Nap

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Blog, Developmentally Appropriate Practice, My Child Won't, Need To Know Info For Parents, Teaching Strategies | Comments Off on How Preschool Teachers Get Kids To Nap

How Preschool Teachers Get Kids To Nap

I hear it every year. “How do you get kids to nap? He doesn’t do that for us at home.” Children in group care are expected help at clean up time, clear their own lunch and snack, set up their own cot with blanket and bear, even perform classroom jobs. I always complement parents with my reply…”It shows he’s been listening to you. He knows what you expect from him when he’s away from home.” Make Your Expectations Clear It’s all about our expectations. A seasoned teacher and mentor of mine...

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Preschool Father’s Day Gifts

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Blog, Father's Day, June Themes | Comments Off on Preschool Father’s Day Gifts

Preschool Father’s Day Gifts

In in honor of our awesome dads here are a few of the nice Preschool Father’s Day Gifts our kids have made over the years. Picture Frames   This cute picture frame holds a photo of Dad’s little kiddo wearing an apron, cooking hot dogs on the play grill, just like Daddy!   This picture frame holds a pic of Daddy’s little bidding artist.   “I Love You To Pieces” will be the saying on the card that accompanies this gift. Inside the container we’ll put in couple fun snack size Reece’s Pieces bags. Love...

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Preschool Pizza

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Blog, Cooking With Kids, June Themes | Comments Off on Preschool Pizza

Preschool Pizza

Preschool Pizza good enough to eat!  We celebrate pizza for a whole week with a culminting field trip to the local pizzeria. To make paper pizzas you’ll need to cut all the ingredients. Paper Pizza Ingredients  First start with the crust, then glue on the sauce. Pepperoni isn’t actually popular amongst most preschoolers but they seem to enjoy it on their paper pizzas. Green peppers are pretty easy to cut out like a hook shape. Black olives are simple enough, little ovals with a hole punch in the middle. The cheese is just white...

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School Fair Games

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Blog, May Themes | Comments Off on School Fair Games

Many churches, schools, and child care centers put together lawn fetes or children’s fairs for their big year end fund raiser. This post shows some of the ways we brought our school fair games into our classroom the week before out actual fair. The kids had a great time! Tickets   Our ticket booth is an old play storefront. With a few leftover tickets from our actual fair the fair goers had a great time! Games   Two tickets for fish bowl toss game. For this game I just put plastic disposable cups in our sensory table. Every other cup or...

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