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  • Connecting Sports, Literacy, and Movement

    When most people think about sports, they don’t realize how it can be used to promote children’s literacy skills! On the contrary, books that contain stories about sports have the ability to interest that may not enjoy reading. 

    Movement and Play Literacy Language
  • Promoting Friendship through Reading

    Books have the ability to transform the lives of those who read them! Reading often teaches children important life lessons, and one of the most important lessons they can learn from reading is the importance of growing friendships with others. 

    Movement and Play Literacy Language Social Emotional
  • The Power of Imagination

    Little ones often have very vivid imaginations. Sometimes their imaginations are so vivid that they have a hard time separating reality from fantasy. There is nothing wrong with this; in fact, a child’s imagination can help them create wonderful stories and ideas and also prompt them to ask questions about the world around them.

    Movement and Play Literacy Lesson Planning Language
  • Lesson Plan Idea: Teaching Body Parts

    The human body is a wonderful and mysterious thing! As they grow, children often notice how the different parts of their bodies help them with different movements, but they don’t always know the name of each body part that helps them run, throw, play, and learn!

    Movement and Play Literacy Science Language
  • 7 Essential Features of an Effective Guidance Policy

    The primary focus of any early childhood program is to care for and educate the young learners enrolled in the program. Caring for and educating young children is rewarding yet difficult work; however, it is critical that systems are in place to support the children, families, and staff to be their very best. One way to support both teaching and learning and to prevent and address challenging behaviors in early childhood programs is through an effective, high-quality behavior-guidance policy. 

    Program Administration Observation and Assessment Social Emotional
  • 3 Reasons Why Educators Love Nature Preschools

    For preschoolers, nature makes up their entire world. It provides the wonder and excitement that preschoolers thrive off of; it is where children live, learn, and play. Nature allows children to be inquisitive and imaginative while being physically active — that’s why nature preschools are loved by educators!

    Movement and Play Lesson Planning Infant & Toddler Seasonal Learning: Fall Spring Social Emotional
  • Literacy Lesson Plan Idea: How Do We Make It Plural?

    Although young learners might not quite understand what a noun is yet, they use them all the time! Nouns are a basic part of speech—a person, place, or thing—and often need to be modified to become plural, with a few exceptions like moose and sheep. 

    Literacy Language
  • 5 Smart Strategies to Improve Reading Fluency

    Student's that do not speak English as a first language can often face disadvantages compared to their peers who are fluent in English.

    Literacy Lesson Planning Observation and Assessment Language Social Emotional
  • How to Harness the Potential for Gifted Children

    From birth to age five the brain of children develops at an exponential rate. When harnessed properly, this exponential development of the brain can allow children to become gifted individuals, especially in the classroom setting.

    Infant & Toddler
  • Winter Story Starters for Kids

    Winter can often cause kids to feel restless — the temperatures outside are cold, inclement weather is seemingly around every corner, and little ones are stuck inside. Restless kids have often run out of ideas of how to keep themselves entertained; parents and educators can help by stimulating their imagination and creativity.

    After School Literacy Seasonal Learning: Winter

Prevent summer slide with fun games and activities for kids. Infants can enjoy gross motor activities outside while toddlers and preschoolers explore the lush summer flora. Summer activities are fun for the whole family!

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