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Ice-y Suncatcher for Winter Fun

The ice-y suncatcher has always been one of my favorite activities to do in the winter with my children. I usually do it with things we find in nature (pine cones, sticks, leaves, orange slice etc.) but this time I tried it with crystal gems! The directions are the same so you can try it [...]

By | January 31st, 2019|Resources|Comments Off on Ice-y Suncatcher for Winter Fun

‘Spotlight’ on Popcorn & Pajamas Unit of Study

New Blog Series – ‘Spotlight on ELS Units! With over 100 Units of Study to choose from in the Early Learning Success curriculum, I thought it would be helpful to put a ‘Spotlight’ on Units of Study that are perfect for the season or month. Each ‘spotlight’ unit will also have a special price of [...]

By | December 3rd, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on ‘Spotlight’ on Popcorn & Pajamas Unit of Study

‘Spotlight’ Is On Fun in the Sun Unit of Study

‘Spotlight’ on ELS Units! With over 100 Units of Study to choose from in the Early Learning Success curriculum, there are great Units of Study perfect for the season or month. Each ‘spotlight’ unit has a special price of $6.00 for the month! The ‘Spotlight Unit’ for July is Fun in the Sun. To try [...]

By | July 5th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on ‘Spotlight’ Is On Fun in the Sun Unit of Study

Transition Ideas for Fun and Learning

We can NEVER have enough transition ideas! Not only do great transitions make the day go smoother, children are also gaining different skills and learning through effective transition activities. The first blog article with transition ideas appeared in February 2017. Here are some more ideas to have in your ‘transition bag’. (Thanks goes out to [...]

By | March 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Transition Ideas for Fun and Learning

Valentine’s Day Activities – Plan with Intention and Purpose

Many early childhood educators and caregivers use themes for their planning. Children love doing activities that are seasonal or holiday based. It is important to be purposeful and intentional through the use of early learning standards when providing these fun activities. Early learning standards are strength-based, child-focused and tell us what children can do. They [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Valentine’s Day Activities – Plan with Intention and Purpose

Learning through Fall Activities

Learning is happening for children all day, every day in every thing they do! There are so many fun activities to do with children in the Fall.  It is important to remember that with each activity, developmental domains and skills are being addressed! Ghostly Toast Fun Halloween Snack Make ghost stencils from cardboard – size of [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Learning through Fall Activities

Easy Fall Ideas that Support Development

Are there ever enough ideas? Below are some easy-to-do things that are great fall activities, AND take little prep or materials! Fall Finger Play Key Developmental Domains Addressed: Language & Literacy; Creativity & the Arts Autumn winds begin to blow (blow). Colored leaves fall fast and slow (move hands to show falling leaves) Twirling, whirling [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Easy Fall Ideas that Support Development

Spring Scavenger Hunt

We all get anxious for those ‘Signs of Spring’. This scavenger hunt is a fun activity that reinforces a child’s natural joy and desire to celebrate spring. Scavenger hunts are a great way for children to learn about the world they live in through hands-on experience and observation.  Scientists, writers, artists, inventors and self-aware people are [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Spring Scavenger Hunt

Smooth Transitions are a Must

Do you sometimes find that transition times turn into complete chaos? It is just as important to have an idea or to plan for your transitions as to plan for the upcoming activity. Having smooth transitions can lead into better and more engaging learning activities.  Here are some great ideas to help you be successful [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Smooth Transitions are a Must

Activities for Valentine’s Day

Do you need some ideas for  Valentine's Day? Here are some ideas to try. As you do these activities with your children, think about (and write down!) all the different developmental domains you see being addressed. Heart Rubbings What You Need:  Glue Gun  Poster Board  Paper  Crayons  Sand Papers What [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Resources|Comments Off on Activities for Valentine’s Day