Play dough is one of the most versatile educational and sensory play materials available for kids. We've gathered some of the best FREE printable play dough mats for kids from educational bloggers around the globe. Keep your own kids busy, entertained, and learning through play at home, in childcare, or in the classroom this spring. Free Printable Play Dough Mats for Kids! Disclosures: … [Read more...] about Free Printable Play Dough Mats for Kids!
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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! It's time to break out the heart-themed learning materials. The Heart-Themed Preschool Activities FREE printable will inspire 10+ Ways to Learn through Play at home, childcare, or in the classroom. Heart-Themed Preschool Activities: 10+ Ways to Learn through Play Disclosure: this post and others within the blog contain affiliate, sponsored, or … [Read more...] about Heart-Themed Preschool Activities: 10+ Ways to Learn through Play
The New Year is here and with it comes 365 opportunities to play every day! Get the FREE Ways to Play Every Day January activity calendar for preschoolers and join in the fun! We’re kicking off the New Year by exploring activities that try new things, then moving on to explore polar bears and penguins. The end of the month is focused on activities to get young learners moving and things that fly … [Read more...] about Ways to Play Every Day: FREE January Activity Calendar for Preschoolers
November seems to be a universal time to focus on gratitude and what we’re thankful for. Perhaps its due to the changing seasons or the atmosphere of good will with the impending holidays. This month’s FREE Ways to Play Every Day in November Activity Calendar for Preschoolers is centered around activity suggestions to help instill four important key traits in young children: I am kind; I am … [Read more...] about Ways to Play Every Day: November Activity Calendar for Preschoolers
Mindfulness in the early childhood environment has been given its due attention recently as we come to understand more about how mindfulness benefits all young children. Mindfulness practices have been around for centuries, but integrating mindfulness into early childhood environments can empower our youth with crucial tools. According to ChildCare Education Institute, the industry leader for … [Read more...] about Mindfulness in the Early Childhood Environment
As ECE professionals, we have an abundance of constantly evolving early childhood topics to consider as we prepare for another successful school year. Creating responsive classrooms and developmentally appropriate early childhood environments for all children isn’t easy by any means. According to ChildCare Education Institute, the industry leader for online professional development, there are 10 … [Read more...] about 10 Essential Topics ECE Professionals Must Know This School Year