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.
August is family fun month and it’s the perfect opportunity to try new activities that are fun for the whole family! Ranging from places to explore with your family, to crafts, Rebecca Green’s Banish Boredom is full of great family fun ideas everyone will enjoy (not just the kids). Having fun at home is easy too; with a little imagination the possibilities for family fun are endless.
Bulletin boards have always been a staple of preschool classrooms, but recently, teachers have begun creating interactive bulletin boards perfect for hands-on learning and creativity. When deciding on a preschool classroom theme many teachers may wonder “what is an interactive bulletin board?” or “how is it different from a regular bulletin board?”Preschool
Summer is the perfect time to take children outside for fun and fresh air! Bubble activities for kindergarten are an easy and engaging way to get your little ones learning through play. Bubble art activities are just one of many ways you can get your students excited about the outdoors, all while encouraging social-emotional development and exploration.Elementary
Bugs are a great way to introduce outdoor activities for preschoolers to your little learners. Toddler outdoor activities let kids explore the world around them all while practicing observation, investigation, and problem solving skills. Science for kids is the perfect way to introduce science concepts to children through fun activities that nurture children’s natural sense of curiosity.Preschool
Early childhood math lesson plans can be hard to make, especially if some of your learners are still struggling with certain math concepts like place value. Lesson plans to teach place value and number sense are a great way to enrich your early childhood math curriculum and support your students.Preschool
With the 4th of July just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to try out fun 4th of July arts and crafts with your little ones. 4th of July toddler crafts are a great way to let your kids explore their creativity and celebrate on this patriotic holiday.
MaryAnn F. Kohl’s First Art for Toddlers and Twos is a great parent resource full of craft ideas for infants and toddlers you can easily modify for the 4th of July. Here are a some adorable 4th of July crafts you can try out today!Toddler Preschool
June 29th is International Mud Day! Children love playing in the mud and exploring the natural world around them, but for many children this messy activity is off limits. Sometimes the best fun is the messiest, and International Mud Day activities are a great way for children to create, explore, and learn through play all on their own terms which makes the mess worth it.Preschool
With STEM education playing a larger role in children’s learning than ever before, many parents and teachers may find themselves concerned about the impact STEM activities may have on the importance of play in early childhood learning. However, STEM education is the perfect supplement to classroom learning centers as it naturally supports children’s interests and curiosity in the world around them.Preschool
Summer is the perfect chance to take learning outside! Whether your preschoolers are at home or in the classroom, outdoor learning activities are a wonderful way to make certain subjects, like math, more interesting. Math games for kids are always a fun way to learn new math concepts, but during the summer even more fun is to be had! Adding water balloons to the mix takes outdoor math games to a new level of learning and fun, the options are endless.Preschool Elementary
Early childhood literacy plays a crucial role in the future development of young children, impacting them cognitively and in academic areas beyond literacy, like math and science. Early literacy development allows children to start forming their own understanding of concepts like problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity while improving their own pre reading skills. Lessons focusing on literacy concepts like syllables, and other early literacy activities for Kindergarten are a great way to prepare your little learner for growth in their early literacy skills.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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