July 2010

Preschoolers can make their own lines in preschool

A focus on coloring within the lines will not lead towards creative expression, imagination, and the ability to think outside of the lines!

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The child’s eye view of your early childhood classroom

What do your preschoolers see when they walk into your classroom? One of the best ways to find out is to look from the child’s level. Go to the front door of your classroom, sit down low, and take a look! What do you see? Does your classroom look inviting, safe, and friendly from the […]

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Ribbon painting in preschool

One of the things I love most is to build an entire day around music or even build an entire day around one single preschool song. When I write songs, I am always visualizing the many amazing things that can be done with that song. Today I added the Ribbon Song to my fingerplay blog […]

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Color Wheels

The process of making large Group color wheels in preschool.

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At play with baby: There is a baby in the bucket

Three colorful buckets Clara goes inside the bucket Clara goes outside of the bucket Clara goes on top of the bucket Clara goes under the bucket Where’s Clara? There she is! Clara goes behind the orange bucket Clara goes behind the yellow bucket Clara goes behind the blue bucket Infant Lesson Plan You can find […]

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Choosing scissors for your preschooler

Scissors come in all different shapes and sizes. Here are just of few of my observations of different types of scissors.

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Polk-a-dots and straws in preschool

Straws are not just for drinks! They are for painting too! Come and see our polk-a-dot straw paintings!!

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Watermelon ideas for preschool

Looking for some watermelon ideas? Here are a few ideas I put together… And I thought this was a fun little tutorial on drawing watermelons!

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Handmade paint brushes for preschool

Make your own paintbrush in preschool!

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Turn a box into toddler fun

My plan was to decorate this box and make it really cool like this one here. But as much as I liked the idea of making a cool oven Wy  had other plans. Wy was all about the play! In and Out went Wy And Open and Shut went the “doors” Since the doors were […]

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A brief look at developmental domains in early childhood education

The early childhood years are filled with staggering growth and development. There are four main areas of development that occur all at the same time: Physical development: In the first years of growth young children are physically developing at a rapid pace. There is both large motor (crawling, walking, running) and fine motor development (eye-hand […]

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Time to create in preschool

My teacher set the colored tape, black construction paper, scissors, and chalk on the table. All I needed was a little time and the chance to do something all by myself. I concentrated on my work. The tape was sticky and I had to use my hands and my mind to figure out how to […]

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Free early childhood education webinar series

I hope you will join us for this Webinar Series Sponsored by Robert Leslie Publishing. This series of webinars is meant for all of those interested in learning more about leadership and problem solving in the field of early childhood. The first webinar is titled… Supervising and Supporting Preschool Programs with Two or More Languages […]

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At play with baby: Big bear-little bear

For all you who are looking for activities to do with infants, I have started putting together some blog posts for you. This is my very first one and I will continue to post more each Thursday (as long as I have material ready and can keep up)!  Thank you to my niece for sharing […]

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Large group activities in preschool

Having all the children work together as a large group can prove to be a very positive experience. Together we communicate and create! Together we cooperate and collaborate!

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