July 15 is Cow Appreciation Day. Here are some fun activities to incorporate into your child care program that involve cows. “Milk” Cows – Fill latex gloves with milk and tie them shu. Poke small holes in the fingers of the gloves. Hang the gloves under a small folding table or […]
Having children move like animals, especially while transitioning from one activity to the next, is a great way to encourage activity and keep kids on their toes. Here are 25 ways to move like an animal to challenge children. Instead of simply having kids get in line to go outside, ask them to gallop like
“Good job” is one of the most overused praise phrases spoken to young children. Here is a list of simple “Good job” alternatives. Keep in mind, that these are just general, simple phrases for something different. The best way to praise a child and encourage self-esteem, is to be specific as to what they did.
Math manipulatives are great for children to use for problem-solving and understanding basic math concepts. They also encourage imaginative play and exploration. Here are some popular math manipulatives to consider. Pattern Blocks Unifix Cubes Counting Bears One Inch Cubes Attribute Blocks Geoboards Base 10 Blocks Double Sided Counters Links Dominos Dice Big Buttons™ Geometric
Snowmen Books for Children: Winter time is a wonderful time to involve snowmen in your child care program. Snowmen themes and activities are great fun for young children. We found a collection of some of the best snowmen books for children. These books are appropriate for children ages 1-6, and they can make a great
Sensory Tables are great fun for children and they get to learn through hands-on experimenting. Changing the fillers in the sensory table every couple weeks will keep children’s attention and interest, plus it gives them something new to experiment with. Here is a list of ideas for filling your sensory table: Popcorn Split Peas Colored
Looking to teach kids about the alphabet during October? Try these Halloween alphabet books available on Amazon.com! Also be sure to check out our Candy Corn Math Free Printables!
Did you know that September 22 is National Elephant Appreciation Day? It is a good opportunity to introduce young children to the world’s land animal! Elephant Weight – Tell children them how much a baby elephant weighs (200 pounds). Weigh each child, record their weight, and see if it would take the whole class to
Mardi Gras can be fun to celebrate with preschoolers. Typically thought of as an adult theme, there is a lot of history and culture that are the center of Mardi Gras festivities. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday,” reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. Festivities