When the temperatures drop, bring the educational fun indoors with these fun, easy activities for infants, toddlers, and preschool children.
If your family is like most, dinnertime is one of the few chances you have to be together. Whether you want to have an inspiring discussion of values, hold a spirited debate on ethics, or host a laugh-out-loud family reunion, Around the Family Table gives you 365 opportunities to make the most of the family dinner hour!Seasonal Learning: Winter
Good Clean Fun is packed with more than 70 seriously simple, fabulously fun games for families to enjoy together! Filled with games for everything from memory to imagination, the creative games in this book are easy to play and fun to do!Movement and Play
Help children give thanks to all of the important people in their lives with this classroom and learning center activity!Art Lesson Planning Seasonal Learning: Fall
With the approach of September 11 each year, many teachers are unsure if and how to discuss or to answer young children’s questions about this tragic event. Talking with children about tragedy and death is always difficult, but with this activity from After the Crisis: Using Storybooks to Help Children Cope, the discussion will become slightly easier.Lesson Planning
With the toughest (and most controversial) anti-bullying law going into effect in New Jersey yesterday, what better time is there to discuss teasing and bullying with the children in your home or classroom? These activities offer strategies for handling difficult topics such as how words can affect others, how it feels to be included or excluded, and the importance of kindness and accepting differences in others.Mentoring and Coaching
August is National Literacy Month! Why not celebrate with the child or children in your care using some of the fun and easy preliteracy activities from the popular PBS Kids television show, Between the Lions!Literacy
Groundhog Day is an annual holiday that has been celebrated in the United States and Canada since the 18th century. Here's a fun circle-time activity for teaching children about Groundhog Day from Everything for Winter: A Complete Activity Book for Teachers of Young Children.Seasonal Learning: Winter
Create sparkle ice sculptures and even fake snow with hands-on activities to entertain kids in and out of the classroom.
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