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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

‘Spotligh’t on Animals in Winter Unit of Study

‘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 $6.00 for the month! [...]

By | November 1st, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on ‘Spotligh’t on Animals in Winter Unit of Study

Spotlight on ‘Spiders’

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 | October 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Spotlight on ‘Spiders’

Johnny Appleseed’s Gift of Apples

Johnny Appleseed’s birthday is September 26. Here are some apple ideas that can help your group celebrate this fall bounty. Books Johnny Appleseed by Jodie Shepherd Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons Counting Apples Cut an apple in half and use to make apple prints On the [...]

By | September 14th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Johnny Appleseed’s Gift of Apples

Seasons of a Tree – Helping Children become “Stewards of the Earth” Part 3

This is Part 3 of the Seasons of a Tree - Helping Children become "Stewards of the Earth", highlighting the final two developmental domains. Please refer to Part 1 and Part 2 to see how all the domains can support children in becoming caretakers and advocates of our Earth. This is great to do for [...]

By | April 18th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Seasons of a Tree – Helping Children become “Stewards of the Earth” Part 3

Seasons of a Tree: Helping Children become “Stewards of the Earth”, Part 2

This blog article is Part 2 of a 3-part series on being a “Steward of the Earth”. Part 1 defines what a ‘Steward of the Earth’ is, and how we can help children become one. Read Part 1 at http://earlylearningsuccess.net/seasons-tree-helping-children-become-stewards-earth-part-1/ Part 2 continues to explore how to become a ‘Steward of the Earth’ through more developmental [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Seasons of a Tree: Helping Children become “Stewards of the Earth”, Part 2

Seasons of a Tree – Helping Children become ‘Stewards of the Earth’, Part 1

This blog article is Part 1 of a 3-part series on being a “Steward of the Earth”. April 22 is Earth Day … a day when we clean up our parks, plant trees and flowers, and recycle cans and plastic bottles …. when we talk about how important it is to take care of our [...]

By | April 5th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Seasons of a Tree – Helping Children become ‘Stewards of the Earth’, Part 1

Celebrate Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day … a day when we clean up our parks, plant trees and flowers, and recycle cans and plastic bottles …. when we talk about how important it is to take care of our Earth. These are all great ideas but….. far too often they are one-time activities and soon forgotten.  [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Celebrate Earth Day

More on How Nature Supports Development

The following information comes from Nature Explore Resources, direct observations from their Nature Explore Classrooms.  The Nature Explore Classroom Certification Program is a national initiative that recognizes schools and other organizations that have made a commitment to providing outdoor classrooms and comprehensive programming to help children use the natural world as an integral part of [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on More on How Nature Supports Development

Nature Supports Development

“It is quite possible for today’s child to grow up without ever having taken a solitary walk beside a stream, or spend the hours we used to forage for pine cones, leaves, feathers, and rocks – treasures more precious than store-bought ones.  Today it is difficult to tear children away from the virtual world of [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Nature Supports Development