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  • Sensory Play Ideas from the Pantry

    Introducing your baby or toddler to multisensory learning is as easy as opening your pantry! Pantry items like rice, pasta, and even Jell-O are accessible and affordable tools for introducing sensory play to your home or classroom.

    Infant Toddler
  • 5 Educational Games Perfect for Summer Road Trips

    Summer is the perfect time to try out new educational activities for kids with your little learners! If you’re hitting the road with your kids this summer, family road trip games are a must for any long car ride. Road trip car games for kids are a great way to pass the time, keep your children busy, and mix learning and fun together!

    Infant Toddler
  • DIY Busy Board Ideas for Infants and Toddlers

    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
  • Toddler Classroom Activities for the Holidays

    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
  • Preschool Handwriting and Fine Motor Activities for Strength and Dexterity

    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
  • Infant and Toddler Activities for Summer

    Summer is the perfect time of year to engage your little learners, at home and at school, with infant and toddler activities that encourage them to explore, move, and learn. Movement is essential to life and a crucial part of the development children experience within their first few years of life. Encouraging your child to move and learn with various activities is a wonderful way to develop across the board, from physical skills to social emotional development.

    Infant Toddler
  • Hand Eye Coordination Games for Toddlers

    Hand eye coordination games are a great way to help your toddlers develop both their fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Motor development is a crucial part of growth in young children, and movement activities and games are a fun way to incorporate learning these skills into everyday play.

    Move to Learn is full of fine motor activities that will help your little learners reach their full potential and develop not only their physical skills, but cognitive and social-emotional skills as well.

    Toddler Preschool
  • The Great Outdoors and Your Toddler

    Spring has arrived, and summer is just around the corner. That means it’s the perfect time for a change in scenery. The weather is just right for you and your child to take playing—and learning—outdoors! With trees blooming and the weather changing, scientific discoveries are right at your child’s fingertips; new words will be added to their vocabulary as they’re exposed to new colors and objects; even number skills can get a boost as your child counts the flowers that have sprung up overnight. Parenting toddlers is always an adventure!

    Toddler Preschool
  • Creativity = Learning

    With so much pressure being placed on children to perform academically, the importance of play often gets overlooked; yet it is imaginative play that allows children to develop interpersonal skills alongside their academic growth. In her book Play Today, Ann Barbour makes the case for incorporating dramatic play back into the classroom with imaginative science, language, and math activities for toddlers and older. Role playing and modeling will help children apply what they learn to the real world. Many social emotional activities are presented in extensive detail to aid in teaching social skills, teaching science, and teaching math to kids. 

    Toddler Preschool
  • Sports Games for Kids

    Educators and parents are always looking for physical games for kids to engage their little learners! Sports games for kids are a great way to encourage both mental and physical development in early childhood. Dr. Steve Sanders’ Moving Matters series provides several fun physical activities for kids of all ages, whether they are infants, toddlers, or preschoolers!

    Infant 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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