We know that children are like "sponges" and absorb information at an amazing rate! Our thematic units provide "language-rich" opportunities to play and explore with your children through: literacy, science, math, arts, imaginative drama, and large muscle games. To preview all THEMES or to learn more, please visit: The Preschool Toolbox Blog! SUMMERTIME AND THE LETTER S Sugar Scripting … [Read more...] about SNACK SHACKS and the Letter S!
Summer is a wonderful time to Play and Learn with your children. The summer activities below are sample ideas taken from the SUMMERTIME theme that will be available via this blog in 2014! The unit includes 4 complete themes: Bubbles, Patriotic, General Summer, and Beach. Kids getting bored already? Summertime Sorting Set out two baskets in the middle of the room. Label one SUMMER and … [Read more...] about Summer Activities for Learning and Playing with Preschoolers!
As parents, we often search to find to best experiences available for our children. Music has long been known to create unique brain and body connections for children. B. Joan E. Haines and Linda L. Gerber, authors of Leading Young Children to Music, discuss some of the benefits of music as follows, “We believe that music benefits all children by enriching their lives, fostering feelings about … [Read more...] about Using MUSIC to EMPOWER our KIDS!
Patriotic Activities: Crafts and Play Dough Mats for Learning and Play! The crafts and activities below are fun for Patriotic holidays or other special events that need a little extra "sparkle!" Collage Fireworks Set out different materials for students to use to make “firework” prints. Place white and blue paint in shallow containers or on paper plate. Have the children make … [Read more...] about Patriotic Activities for Young Children!
Dinosaur Sounds Set out different containers (butter tubs, oatmeal boxes, plastic coffee containers, metal coffee cans, etc.) and some rhythm sticks. Invite the children to explore making dinosaur sounds with the different containers: What sounds would the dinosaurs make with their FEET, CLAWS, or TEETH? - Stomping, running, hunting sounds? See what sounds and descriptive words your … [Read more...] about Dinosaur Themed Activities for Preschool: Dino Sounds, Fossil Dough, a Hunt and Seek!
Reverence noun 1. a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration 2. the outward manifestation of this feeling: to pay reverence. 3. a gesture indicative of deep respect. 4. the state of being revered. verb (used with object) 1. to regard or treat with reverence; venerate Reverence is a basis for all human values. The reverent attitude will recognize … [Read more...] about Teaching Reverence and Patriotism to our Kids!