The Very hungry caterpillar Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Themed Activities

Eric Carle books are a favorite of educators from all over.   One of his best-known works is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. Educators love using this book because it can be used to teach different concepts.   Because it is … Read More

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10 Tips on Promoting Socio-Emotional Competence in Children

A child’s early experiences are very important in shaping their future.   The experiences, interactions and learning that a child receives develop the cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical aspects of well-being.   This knowledge makes early childhood education important. Furthermore, the … Read More

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Fun Activities to Teach Children Their Names

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.”   Shakesphere’s Juliet once pondered.   Ask a child the same question and they will tell you that their name means everything. … Read More

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Why You Should Let Your Kids Play Outdoor

The words outdoor and play are two words that many adults may be scared to put together. These days, it seems increasingly difficult for us to let the children play outside. Some of the difficulties may be due to unsafe … Read More

alphabet

Teaching the Alphabet: Nametag Activity

Teaching very young kids is almost synonymous to teaching ABC.   Some people may think our job is easy – who can’t sing the alphabet song? They don’t even remember how they learned their alphabet; so it should be easy … Read More

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Why You Should Think Twice Before Giving Your Kids Tablet Computers

Will you allow a 2 year old to use the iPad?   “I met a child who tried to color using the tip of his fingers!” exclaimed my guidance counselor friend after doing a preschool entrance assessment. At first, she … Read More