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Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Children: Interview with Myelita Melton

December 11, 2009

Tweet Tweet If your daycare or preschool program does not include curriculum that introduces children to foreign languages, you may want to rethink or restructure your daycare program. According to experts, introducing children to foreign languages should begin as early as possible. For a child in a daycare center, the advantages and benefits of learning [...]

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Winter Preschool Reading and Resource List: Free Winter Printables

December 7, 2009

Tweet Tweet Winter is the season which begins with the winter solstice, which is around December 21 in the Northern Hemisphere, and ends with the spring equinox which is around March 21 in the Northern Hemisphere. Teach young children about winter through winter themed lesson plans and activities. Consider the following reading lists and resources [...]

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Is your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Interview with Stacey Kannenberg

December 4, 2009

Tweet Tweet One important duty of childcare centers and preschools is to prepare children to enter preschool. Is your child preschool ready? In this interview with Stacey Kannenberg, co-author of the award winning, California and Texas Approved books Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten! and Let’s Get Ready For First Grade!, discusses signs of kindergarten readiness. [...]

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Fall or Autumn Preschool Leaf Mural: Creative Activity for Toddlers

October 23, 2009

Tweet Tweet Creative activities for the children in your child care center should foster creative development. Creative activities should promote expression, encourage spontaneity in material usage, and introduce children to textured materials. A leaf mural is a creative activity that supports creative development and teaches children in child day care centers about seasons. Begin by [...]

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Feed the Turkey: Thanksgiving Preschool Activity

October 22, 2009

Tweet Tweet Activities for young children in child care centers should include physical gross motor activities. Through gross motor activities, preschool age children learn to master balance, spatial orientation, laterality, and the coordination of major muscles. Children in your daycare center can learn gross motor skills by practicing and by participating in activities which involves [...]

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Halloween Preschool Activity: Halloween Cookie Cutter Art

October 20, 2009

Tweet Tweet Early learning goals for preschool age children involve creative development objectives. According to Mary Mayesky*, “People who work with young children need to understand creativity and have the skills to help and encourage children to express their creative natures. They should realize the importance of creativity for both children and teachers. They should [...]

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Thanksgiving Preschool Reading and Resource List: Free Thanksgiving Printables

October 16, 2009

Tweet Tweet Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November to commemorate a feast in 1621 that the Pilgrims shared with Native Americans. Thanksgiving is also celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in October in order to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. Celebrate Thanksgiving in your daycare center [...]

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Halloween Fall Pumpkin Sorting Activity: Cognitive Development Lesson Plan for Preschool

October 14, 2009

Tweet Tweet Fall is in full swing! The leaves are changing colors and falling and the air is nice and brisk.  As many child daycare centers begin to implement fall themed activities, consider this pumpkin sorting activity. Pumpkin sorting is a fun autumn-themed activity that supports cognitive development. Cognitive Development in Preschoolers Cognitive development focuses [...]

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Autumn Preschool Reading and Resource List

October 13, 2009

Tweet Tweet Through storytelling and activities, celebrate and teach young children in your daycare center about  the season autumn (or fall).  This resource list will provide you with a fall themed reading list and free autumn themed  printable worksheets and activities for young children in child daycare centers. Reading List Autumn Board Books and Picture [...]

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Thanksgiving Theme Lesson Plan for Preschoolers

October 12, 2009

Tweet Tweet Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States on the 4th Thursday of November to commemorate a feast in 1621 that the Pilgrims shared with Native Americans. Thanksgiving is also celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in October in order to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. Daycare providers can create a Thanksgiving [...]

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