The Value of Play

The Olympic closing ceremony : promoting and celebrating the hopes and dreams of young children

Come and see all the amazing ways you can promote the hopes and dreams of young children and celebrate their achievements!

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Making AB patterns in preschool
As we continue to explore the letter K this week, the children worked on practicing their skills for identifying and making AB patterns…...
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Playing the train game in preschool
During our musical a few weeks ago, I taught the older children a little train song and dance. Part of what we did was use our chairs to make a...
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The block center came tumbling down
When I came into observe clean-up time, I happen to notice that the block center looked like this.. Oh my! But when I pulled out my camera to take...
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A kitchen timer and a preschooler

The use of an egg timer to promote play and learning in preschool!

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Reading spaces for a toddler
A great way to create a toddler’s interest in children’s books is to integrate books into their play environment. Often times, we get...
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The value of scooping and pouring and counting candy corn in preschool
If there is one area in my own professional development that I have come to appreciate more than ever, it is the value of sensory play. I have...
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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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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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Counting ladybug dots in preschool
The children played a simple lady bug game today… The children matched the number of dots to the number of dots on the lady bug. Everyone...
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