dramatic play

Role play in early years settings

I know you will enjoy this guest post written by Julie Meighan, author of Drama Start! Role Play in Early Years Settings By Julie Meighan Role play is a very important part of a child’s education. The imagination is a powerful tool which as we know is innate in some children but needs encouraging in others. It is important […]

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Endless fun with flowers in preschool

The preschool children loved playing with the flowers and play dough from one of our spring activity boxes!

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Green eggs and ham activity box in preschool

For pretend play and to extend the Dr. Seuss story “Green Eggs and Ham”, the children were supplied with foam cutouts to make their own green eggs and ham sandwiches… The pink was for the ham, the green for the eggs, and I think the white is for the yolk, and the brown is for […]

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We play hospital in preschool

The children have been checking out medical supplies in their continuing exploration of community helpers… In our activity boxes, we set out a variety of first aid supplies as well as toy medical tools for the children to play with… As I observed the children at play, I noticed that many of the children liked […]

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Activities to promote development and Deborah in the News

I had the opportunity to be on Fox 59 Morning News! I was pretty nervous and we had to move so fast that I couldn’t remember what I wanted to say! LOL!  I wasn’t able to actually get a copy of the video so I taped it from my daughter’s television so I could share […]

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Making lid soup at home with a two year old

I had a surprise visit from little Wy this week and we needed something to do so I set out the little table and chairs I keep in my office and a basket of dishes for us to play with… Wy set out all the dishes and that is when I realized that we need […]

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Preschoolers love hearing “You’ve Got Mail!”

Exploring the writing process with this fun DIY Pocket Quilt. Makes a great mailbox or game quilt too!

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