Child care?....the question alone is one of the most important decisions facing working couples/singles today. Our children deserve to be loved, educated with age-appropriate materials, and nurtured to their full potential in the absence of parents. The options in child care are often overwhelming...especially for parents who are seeking their first child care arrangement. There are family … [Read more...] about Tips for Parents Searching for Quality Childcare!
Show the children the United States Flag and ask them if they know what it is? Tell the children it is the United States Flag and is a symbol for our Nation. Tell them that every Country has a National Flag that stands for the people who belong to that Country. Our Country is called: The United States of America. Flags for countries are rectangles made of cloth. Our flag has seven red … [Read more...] about Patriotic Play and Learning for Kids!
Bouncing Beach Ball Inflate a beach ball and write a letter, number, shape, or sight word on each section of the beach ball. Kids take turns tossing the beach ball to one another and as a child catches the ball, they have to read the letter/number/shape/sight words that their two hands are touching on the ball.If a student does not know the letter/number/shape/etc. name, they can ask a friend … [Read more...] about Activities for “those days” when kids say…”I’m bored:)” Summer MOVING and LEARNING!
Below are ideas from the ALL THINGS WIKKI download available at The Preschool Toolbox Blog. All pdf files and instructions for learning games are included in the download. Summer fun at your fingertips! Fishing with Wikki Stix - Materials needed: Fishing with Wikki.pdf for each child (see download for the pdf) , assorted Wikki Stix©, assorted foam or plastic letters, bingo dot markers … [Read more...] about Summertime FUN with Letters and Numbers!
Below are ideas that children can easily do for Father's Day if you still need last minute ideas! Kid's Koozies Purchase inexpensive Koozies at your local craft, hobby, or dollar store. Write Happy Father's Day on one side with a permanent marker. Brush tempera paint onto your child's hand with a small paint brush and have them make a hand-print on the other side. Use a permanent marker to … [Read more...] about Father’s Day Gifts from Kids!
Below are sample activities from the Bugs and Insects Unit that will be available via this blog in the Spring of 2014. The entire unit includes Math, Literacy, Science, Dramatic Play, Large Motor, Art, Music, Videos, Power Points, and Additional Resources (cooking projects and internet links.) Introducing BUGS to your children: Introduce your Ladybugs and Insect unit by asking students, … [Read more...] about The Season of BUGS and INSECTS in Preschool!