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  • 5 Super Fun Ideas for Family Fun Month!

    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. 

    Movement and Play Summer Learning
  • Earthworms, Ladybugs and Other Critter Observations

    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.

    Movement and Play Outdoor Learning Music Lesson Planning
  • Oooey Gooey Activities for International Mud Day

    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. 

    Movement and Play Lesson Planning
  • 5 Fun Fingerplays for Preschoolers

    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!

    Movement and Play Literacy Lesson Planning
  • Practicing Addition with Dice

    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!

    Movement and Play Math
  • Building Fine Motor Skills with Playdough

    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.

    Movement and Play Lesson Planning
  • 3 Great Activities for High Energy Kids

    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.

    Movement and Play
  • 5 Fun Parachute Games for Kids

    Parachute games promote physical activity, teamwork, listening and communication skills, math concepts and more! From Clare Beswick’s book 3-2-1: Time for Parachute Fun, these five activities teach everything from learning colors, to working together, to how to respond to songs and cheers. They’re perfect for recess or any other type of outdoor learning. Just don’t forget to have fun!

    After School Movement and Play
  • Music Activities to Aid in Speech Development

    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.

    Movement and Play Music
  • 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.

    Movement and Play Lesson Planning

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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