PLAYING TO LEARN WITH ROCKS in PRESCHOOL! Young kids love to be outside! Playing in nature is one of the best ways to encourage healthy development in preschoolers. With a little inspiration, parents and teachers can capture the child’s love of nature and promote playful learning with items commonly found in their own backyard or neighborhood. Gather some rocks, leaves, sticks, and a few … [Read more...] about Playing to Learn with ROCKS in Preschool!
'Tis the season of gift giving, thankfulness, extra kindnesses, and appreciation for others. Helping preschoolers develop an "attitude of gratitude" begins early and at home. When adults MODEL (MODEL, MODEL) expressions of thankfulness and gratitude, children will naturally absorb and try to imitate all that they see and hear. Gratitude, when incorporated early, then becomes a natural DAILY … [Read more...] about The Giving Tree – An Attitude of Gratitude in Preschool!
CANDY CANE LEARNING ACTIVITIES for PRESCHOOL and KINDERGARTEN There are few treats that symbolize Christmas in the way that candy canes do! If you have not read "The Legend of the Candy Cane" you can print it here. We've gathered a collection of candy cane suggestions for activities across all learning areas in Preschool and Kindergarten. We hope you enjoy creating, exploring, and playing with … [Read more...] about Candy Cane Learning Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten!
SCARECROW THEME FOR PRESCHOOL This week's #playfulpreschool theme is: SCARECROWS! All of the scarecrow activities by the playful preschool blogging team are designed for use at home or in the preschool classroom. We hope your own children enjoy playing and learning along with us this fall! Scarecrow Background Information: Scarecrows derive their name from the duty they perform; a … [Read more...] about 5 Little Scarecrows Poem and PowerPoint for #PlayfulPreschool
COMMUNITY HELPER THEME FOR PRESCHOOL- Band-Aid Games for a Doctor or Nurse Center in Preschool! This week's #playfulpreschool activities are centered around COMMUNITY HELPERS! We hope your own children enjoy learning about all the different people who serve our communities through the jobs they do. Disclosure: This post and others within this blog contain affiliate links. For full … [Read more...] about Doctor or Nurse Community Helper Center: Band-Aid Games for #PlayfulPreschool
The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm is written by Reading Rainbow's co-founder and education advocate, LeVar Burton, and co-written by Susan Schaefer Bernardo, with illustrations by Courtenay Fletcher. The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm brings to parents and their children an uplifting, warm and powerful story that helps kids cope with difficult moments in everyday life. The 32-page hardcover book is … [Read more...] about The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm by Levar Burton: Review & Signed Copies #Giveaway