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7 Powerful Lessons Kids can Learn from Disney Princesses

*Collaborative Post* Disney Princesses are often seen as role models for young girls. They are strong, independent women who have overcome obstacles and achieved their dreams. While there are many positive aspects to these characters, there are also some negative ones. For instance, Disney Princesses often send the message that physical appearance is important. They …

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Favorite October Books for Preschoolers

October is filled with excitement with Columbus Day and Halloween.  Plus it is National Pizza Month and National Popcorn Popping Month. There are plenty of opportunities to read to children, so here are some favorite October books for preschoolers: Columbus Day Books: Halloween Books:  Popcorn Books: Pizza Books: October Interesting Facts: October (Oct.) is …

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Preschool Listening Activities

Preschool Listening Activities for Fall

Listening skills are critical for language development and reading. Children learn new vocabulary and expand their sentences and grammar—all thanks to listening. Poor listening skills might result in difficulty following directions and difficulty learning new words and constructing grammatically correct sentences.  Preschool listening activities involve paying attention to environmental sounds, music, conversations, and stories. We’ve …

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12 Watermelon Books for Preschool

Watermelons can be a great topic of interest in the summer months.  Did you know that July is National Watermelon Month and August 3 is National Watermelon Day?  In addition to eating watermelon for snack, check out 12 watermelon preschool books to share with children:   There are also several Watermelon Coloring Books: Some Interesting …

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Benefits of Playgrounds to Children

Written by Debbie Woodliffe, an experienced writer currently based in the UK working for Affinity Agency. Her main goal is to help others learn and develop through well-researched and informative content.  All children love to blow off steam with a trip to the playground. But did you know there are lots of educational, social, physical …

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Five Fine Motor Flag Activities

Fine motor skills is the coordination of small muscle movements – usually involving small, precise thumb, finger, hand, and wrist movements. Fine motor activity in the early year’s help children refine their pincer grasp (grasping an object with their thumb and pointer finger using their preferred hand) and are a precursor to handwriting. By practicing …

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Preschool Police Theme

Preschool Police Theme Activities

Introducing young children to police officers – with a preschool police theme – can be complicated but rewarding.  While many children will see police officers as friendly and helpful, other children may be scared or have negative ideas about the police.  Start by showing children pictures of police officers and police cars and asking children …

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