Physical Development

Play dough nature printing in preschool
Today is National Play-Doh day! Shara Lawrence Wiess of Early Childhood News and Resources is great about remembering special or unique holidays...
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Centers in the preschool classroom
When children enter this classroom, they will discover plenty of things to do and the freedom to explore because each center in this classroom was...
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The challenge of cooking in preschool
Cooking in preschool can be a challenging process – especially when you have 1 teacher to 10 three year olds. Every one wants a turn to...
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G is for gumball counting in preschool
The children spent time doing a little counting as they played with play dough… There are many ways to reinforce counting with young...
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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...
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Try the frog leap in preschool
In preschool, the frog leap is just a bit different than the old fashioned leap frog game where you jump over another person’s back…...
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Helping young children solve puzzles in preschool
I can’t remember who taught me this little technique for teaching preschoolers how to manage a puzzle but it is a technique I have used for...
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Fine motor development in preschool with play dough and straws
Play dough is such a wonderful resource for building fine motor skills. Wy and I sat down to play with some play dough recently. I cut the straws...
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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...
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Twos at the easel in preschool
In this twos classroom, easel painting is part of the daily routine. The children know how to get their own paint smock, slip it over their head...
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