Movement activities for young children help to enrich and develop motor skills, cognitive skills, and social skills by improving blood and oxygen flow—which aids in cerebral development and brain function. Gryphon House Publishing’s activities focus on keeping children of all ages engaged and active in order to continually explore their world, and learn to fully express themselves by showcasing their unique personalities.
Year after year, it’s the same: you arrive on the first day of school to a classroom full of strangers and awkward silence. Try these activities to deviate from the usual get-to-know-you games and help children learn the names of their classmates while learning STEAM concepts.Technology
Trying to come up with some last-minute ideas for the beginning of the school year? We’ve got you covered! These two STEM-related activities will help you familiarize students with and get them excited about using two different types of play centers in the classroom: the dramatic-play center and the block center.Technology
Think back to a time when you had to study for a test. To learn the material, you probably had to use flashcards, take practice tests, have a friend ask you questions, and so on. You needed to be actively doing something to learn, and when toddlers are learning the alphabet, they are no exception.Infant & Toddler
Children can have a hard time transitioning from one activity or routine to another. For many children, the hardest transition they will go through is the necessary shift from being at home to coming to the classroom.Lesson Planning
July 24 is National Amelia Earhart Day, which celebrates Earhart’s birthday and honors her accomplishment as one of the first female pilots. Teach children about Earhart to inspire them to work hard throughout their lives, as she did, to accomplish their dreams!Lesson Planning
Build children’s knowledge of engineering and technology through creative play! When connected to other learning areas and what children find interesting, children can make connections between the different content areas and gain knowledge in engineering and technology.Technology
Have you been looking for a fun, natural way to introduce science into your curriculum? Try music! Children and infants are surrounded by music every day and respond enthusiastically to it. Family members and caregivers hum to calm babies and help them sleep, older babies are fascinated by banging objects together to make sound, and children watch TV shows with catchy tunes.Science
There are ways you can entertain and enrich infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds indoors—without putting on a movie or TV show. To aid in children's intellectual growth, they need as much challenging stimulation as possible. Fortunately, indoor activities can help children grow intellectually just as much as outdoor activities can.Summer Learning
We use our sense of feel and touch every day to interpret the world. We use touch for simple things, such as feeling how soft a blanket is; and we also use touch for important things, such as tapping a mug to see how hot it before picking it up. This sense and use of touch is learned during childhood and is continually used throughout our lives.Infant & Toddler
Movement activities for preschoolers create a rich learning experience. Brain research shows how movement supports cognitive development in young children and that it should be a primary element in the early childhood curriculum. From using music education to aid speech development, to improving strength and dexterity through handwriting exercises, Gryphon House Publishing has developed a variety of activities that will help your child active and learning on the go. To learn more about our movement & play exercises, follow us on Facebook and Pinterest—or contact us today!
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