Category: Lesson Planning

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

Pumpkin Time

  As Summer ends and Autumn creeps in, we see tons of pumpkin flavored food/drink being put back in seasonal menus such as pumpkin spiced latte, pumpkin bread, pumpkin soup, pumpkin spiced cheerios, pumpkin spiced chocolates. So for this month, I would like to introduced a recipe that cannot get more pumpkin flavored than Pumpkin

Yogurt Fruit Pops – Cooking Activity

The weather is heating up and we found just the right way to cool down while making it fun for the kids! The recipe for this month are yogurt fruit pops! To get started with this fun activity have your kids share with each other their favorite fruit. Then, we can show them how to

Ellyn’s Craft Corner

Ellyn’s Craft Corner Can you believe that summer is already knocking at our door?! With the new summer months, I wanted to start a craft segment, so teachers that work throughout the summer would have some fresh, new crafts to pull from and teachers planning for the fall can find some inspiration. Personally, I LOVE

Tuning into Self

As an educator, it is usually expected of us to naturally love all children. Yes, even those ones who drive you crazy, it is still your job to nurture that child and provide for him or her a foundation of acceptance. In the real world however, we know that things can get in the way.