Category: Lesson Planning

Art Education

The Importance of Art in Early Learning

When we observe children coloring and painting, we often think they are simply scribbling and doodling. What if I told you that some major learning and cognitive development is happening while they create art? What if I told you that children who are involved in art activities on a regular basis are four times more

Sign Language in Childcare

Teaching Sign Language in Childcare is Beneficial 

There are many benefits to teaching sign language in childcare from the beginning, far more than can fit into this blog, but I want to highlight a couple that I find most important.  Communicate before the verbal ability People tend to be happier when they can successfully communicate their ideas, and children are no exception.

Giving Children Choices

Giving Children Choices

Before working with school-age children and toddlers, I was a parent and I learned quickly it is about giving children choices. When I began working as a paraprofessional, I was given a brief training on how to handle situations that required a little extra care. They offered ideas such as setting timers, sensory walks, and

benefit of outdoor play and children's development

Benefits of Outdoor Play for Children’s Development

Outdoor play is important for every child, especially at a young age. The benefits of outdoor play for children’s development. Outdoor play can help to show the pleasure of physical activity, all good building different skills. The outdoors for children has endless opportunities for children to express themselves through imagination, gain knowledge and appreciation for

messy kids

Messy Children – Let Them Make a Mess

Mess, is such a scary word to some of us. Messy children and making a mess are part of any quality childcare program. But also making a mess is such an important tool for your young one.  Making a mess gives your children benefits such as: Fine & Gross Motor Skills Fine Motor Skills are

planting seeds in the classroom

Planting Seeds in the Classroom

Planting seeds in the classroom adds beauty and allows childcare classrooms to have nature in our classroom environments. In addition to this, there are amazing benefits to planting seeds in the classroom! One really big thing that planting in your classroom helps children with is learning how to grow foods and to take care of

the importance of play in early childhood education

Importance of Play in Early Childhood

Play is one of the most important ways children learn and develop. The importance of play in early childhood has been studied and tested over the years. Learning through play is absolutely necessary and fun for children at this age as it supports their learning journey. Also, playing helps build a child’s own self-worth and

Outdoor play

The Importance of Outdoor Play

Encouraging outdoor play is important in early childhood education. Playing outside gives children an outlet to express themselves, while also burning off some of their energy. Young children are able to explore a natural environment, take risks, and build confidence; a prime example of this is to pretend play. Why pretend play? When children invent

Our Little Busy Bees

Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in children. Symptoms include hyperactivity/impulsivity that affects each child differently. Children living with symptoms such as losing things, being easily distracted, and forgetful are quite common in children starting at the age of 6 to 12. ADHA can also be diagnosed when a child becomes a

5 Websites to Keep Kids Actively Learning

Our situation is surely different right now. Our country as whole, and our entire world for that matter, have been flipped upside down. I cannot even begin to understand what your current home life situation may be, but hopefully, this blog will bring you some useful information. For those of you stuck at home with