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.
Preschool fingerplays are a method of introducing critical pre-reading skills all in the package of fun preschool music and movement songs. Fingerplays for preschoolers also teach listening skills, order and sequence, memory skills, spatial awareness, imagination, and so much more. Just when the day seems long and dull, introduce preschool music activities with these fun little fingerplays from the popular Gryphon House book The Complete Book and CD Set of Rhymes, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays, and Chants (Also available book-only, here). With more than 700 selections, this book by veteran educators Jackie Silberg and Pam Schiller will keep your students moving, singing, and learning all year long!Preschool
Addition games for kindergarten readiness can become fun experiences when teachers use something easily found around schools or homes: dice. See how math games for kids become fun, hands-on activities when children use dice in their learning. You will quickly see how math games for kindergarten readiness become popular among your preschoolers!Preschool Elementary
Fine motor skills activities are important in young children's development. Many educators use playdough activities for fine motor skills development because the material is easy to find and can be transformed for endless creativity. Gryphon House authors have penned hundreds of playdough activities for toddlers that will keep them engaged and learning! Dr. Christy Isbell's award-winning book, Mighty Fine Motor Fun, focuses on fine motor skills development, offering the following activities that utilize playdough.Preschool
Whether a child has high energy or ADHD, preschool movement activities can help! Incorporating creative movement activities into your classroom is the perfect way to let high energy kids exercise their bodies and minds, burning off excess energy and improving their attention to classroom activities, while developing crucial motor and social skills. Movement activities can also be combined with subjects such as literacy, math, and music - the possibilities are endless.Preschool
It can be daunting to come up with infant classroom ideas. There are so many ways babies learn, and so many things to teach them! One of the most universal things educators can work with is problem solving activities for infants. Problem solving strategies can be introduced to children pretty early, usually starting around 6 months.Infant
Young children are always looking to keep busy, so what better way than with a busy board? Busy boards for babies are bulletin boards covered with fun objects infants and toddlers can play with to develop sensory processing and fine motor skills.Infant Toddler
The holidays are just around the corner! That means it’s the season of ornament crafts, holiday songs, and a whole host of other toddler holiday crafts! Regardless of what holiday your children celebrate, December is bursting with potential craft ideas and new themes for the classroom.Infant Toddler
The parachute is a favorite game of children. The bright colors, swishing sound, and active movement make it a fun and exciting experience that sticks in the memories of those who participate. That’s why it’s also a great way for kids to learn!Preschool
Music and movement activities for infants and toddlers provide the crucial and beneficial exposure to skills, such as speech development, that young children need to grow. Many parents may question the true benefits of integrating infant music activities into their home environments, often finding themselves asking just how music can help develop their child’s speech.Preschool
The development of fine motor skills plays an important part in the growth of every young child. Many teachers may find that some of their students have trouble developing their fundamental fine motor skills, but activities that focus on motor skill foundations, like pencil grasp development, are a wonderful way to bring fine motor development into your classroom.Toddler Preschool
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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