time fillers

Winter Time Fillers

Sometimes you may have some extra time in the day, where you may need a time filler to keep the children occupied.   Time fillers can be a lifesaver to get children actively engaged between activities…especially if you are waiting for lunch time, nap time, or outside time. Here are some suggestions for winter themed time …

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December Bingo

December Bingo for Preschoolers

Did you know that December is Bingo’s Birthday Month?  According to National Day Calendar, Bingo’s Birthday Month is an annual designation observed in December.  The game began in Italy in 1530 as “LoGiuoco del Lotto D’Italia,” and is still played there today, almost every Saturday. The French adopted the game in the 1770s as “Le …

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book Character Hand Puppets

12 Book Character Hand Puppets

Young children love story time, and while puppets can serve many purposes…using them is a fun way to make books come to life for preschoolers.  Here are twelve Book Character Hand Puppets that you can use to enhance storytelling: Excerpt from Storytelling With Hand Puppets and Books Oral language is the basis for literacy. Language-oriented …

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phonological awareness

The Importance of Developing Phonological Awareness Before Reading and Writing

Written by Fatima McConduit-Waheed Diaperstodoodhpatti   One of the greatest human intelligences to this day is the ability to acquire language and communicate. Speaking, listening, reading, and writing allow us to communicate, deliver messages and information, express our thoughts with the world, learn, acquire knowledge and figure life out.  Wow! That’s a lot of responsibility …

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