summer farting books

Summer Farting Books

Summer is a time for laughter and fun, and what better way to celebrate than with some light-hearted stories about one of the silliest subjects: farting!  This topic is always a hit with children (and some adults too!), so here are some summer farting books to introduce to preschoolers.  Who knew there were so many

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Empowering Preschoolers

Empowering Preschoolers & Encouraging Independence

Empowering preschoolers to become independent is such an important part of their development. Effective communication plays a huge role in fostering this independence.  As educators, we need to be encouraging children to express their needs, make choices, and take on responsibilities. Let’s explore some communication strategies that will empower preschoolers and and help them gain

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special needs

Caring for a Child with Special Needs: Tips to Manage Caregiver Stress

*Collaborative Post* Caregiving can be life-enriching, knowing that your contributions make someone else lead a better life, if not the best, in their challenging condition. However, the experience can feel exhausting and stressful, especially if you’re caring for a child with special needs such as intellectual disability or autism. It’s very common to experience special

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The Importance of Early Speech Delay Detection and the Role of SLPs in Schools

As educators and aides, one of our key responsibilities is to identify and support students with various educational needs, including those with speech and language delays. In order to improve academic and social prospects, early detection is crucial. Let’s take a closer look at how to recognize signs of speech delays in students and the

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Pretzel Activities

Preschool Pretzel Activities

Not only are pretzels a fun, healthy snack for kids, but they can be used for learning fun on National Pretzel Day (April 26) or any time of the year.  Here are simple and engaging pretzel activities that will spark creativity, encourage fine motor skills, and make learning enjoyable for children.   Pretzel Stringing: Provide

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Teach Kids About Oral Health

6 Engaging Ways to Teach Kids About Oral Health

*Collaborative Post* Many individuals don’t prioritize oral hygiene until facing dental issues. Remarkably, inadequate dental care in children leads to over 51 million hours of lost school annually, potentially impacting their academic achievements and long-term health. The good news is, proactive dental care can significantly safeguard your child’s oral health and avert potential issues. To

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Celery Preschool Activities

Celery Preschool Activities

March is not just the beginning of spring; it’s also National Celery Month, providing a perfect opportunity to incorporate some celery preschool activities into your child care program.  From sensory play to open-ended art to snack time fun, celery can be a versatile learning tool for young children. Of course, there’s the typical Celery in

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leap day preschool activities

Leap Day in Pre-K

Celebrating Leap Year and Leap Day in a preschool or child care setting can be a fun and educational experience.  Below is a list of some fun and simple leap day preschool activities that you can incorporate on February 29…every 4 years!  But first, check out this cute little video that explains what Leap Year

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Black History Books for Kids

Black History Books for Kids

February is the time to introduce Black History Month and Black History Books for kids, giving them the chance to celebrate diversity and appreciate culture.  Here are 10 reasons why early childhood teachers should include Black History Month learning, as well as 10 fantastic Black History books for kids to enhance this theme. Fostering Inclusivity:

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