We are always asked by parents how we get all of our preschoolers to nap at school. There really isn't a magical formula, but there are many tips for helping preschoolers transition to nap peacefully during the day. Lack of overall quality sleep is the number one negative behavior trigger for preschoolers. Quality sleep, including nap time, is important to healthy growth and development. As … [Read more...] about Help Ease Nap Time Struggles with Preschoolers
It's almost August and millions of kids, teachers, and parents are preparing for back-to-school time. I'm an educator, but also a parent of six and a grandparent to five young girls. As a teacher, I strive to meet my students just where they are. Real connections with kids take time, energy, lots of patience, and great love. I've learned that passion and heartfelt care for kids go further toward … [Read more...] about Super Kids Movement: Embrace Every Kid’s Light in the World!
Laura Numeroff is a celebrated author of delightful books for preschoolers. While there are many books in the Laura Numeroff series, author studies in preschool do not have to include each title. Choosing even a few book titles from an author to explore will engage your preschoolers in early literacy and playful learning. We invite you to join our own preschoolers in a Laura Numeroff author study … [Read more...] about Laura Numeroff Author Study and Activities for Preschool!
Empower Kids with Camp Kindness from the Kindness Elves! It's July! While our preschoolers are busy exploring and playing this summer, we still have 6 weeks left until our "official start" of our new preschool year. We've decided to join Camp Kindness (and we hope you'll join us, too)! Camp Kindness is a 6-week flexible activity camp that explores brilliant ideas for acts of kindness and service … [Read more...] about Empower Kids with Camp Kindness from The Kindness Elves
Encourage Intuitive Math Skills with the New Zap Zap Kindergarten Math App! As many of our readers already know, we are champions of the integrated and intentional use of educational technology for Kindergarten kids at home or in the classroom. Purposeful use of creative and intentional educational technology in Kindergarten can be FUN for kids while also encouraging important critical thinking … [Read more...] about Encourage Intuitive Math Skills with #ZapZapMath for Kindergarten!
The Kindness Elves: Encouraging Kindness through PLAY! Teaching kindness to kids requires daily practice, role play, and many opportunities for adults to model (model, model) acts of kindness. We are honored to introduce the Kindness Elves to YOU. Through daily play and interactions with these adorable little elves, kids will have many opportunities to practice small kindnesses at … [Read more...] about The Kindness Elves: Encouraging Kindness Through PLAY!