Articles about preschool education


4th of July STEM Activities for the Little Ones!

Last updated: 07/05/2019

Independence Day is a time for celebration—even for the youngest of children. The little ones in your care may not enjoy the loud boom of fireworks, but they can still celebrate...

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How We Teach Children To Be Incompetent

Last updated: 07/05/2019

Teaching and learning from preschoolers. Monday, July 01, 2019 How We Teach Children To Be Incompetent In 1973, I was 11-years-old, living with my family in a suburb of Athens,...

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How Many Words Do Children Need?

Last updated: 07/04/2019

At my town’s public library, one wall of the children’s section displays posters declaring, “Babies need words every day,” encouraging me to sing, talk, and read with my child....

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Having Grandparents Help Raise Your Kids Is Both Amazing and Crazy Hard

Last updated: 07/04/2019

My parents are damn good at raising kids. I grew up in a home full of love, high expectations, constant support, work, play, sports, music, church, vacations, game nights and...

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Many Ways to See How Many - Erikson Institute Early Math Collaborative

Last updated: 07/03/2019

How many times have you heard young children (or their parents) proudly exclaim how high they can count? Children love to master the sequence of counting words—reciting the...

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How to Start a Journal with Your Preschooler

Last updated: 07/02/2019

Lots of parents want their kids to get a head start on their literacy and writing skills, but it’s a mistake to force formal writing during the early years. However, you can...

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Parenting a strong-willed, sensitive child: This is what you need to know

Last updated: 07/02/2019

Parenting a strong-willed, sensitive child is challenging. We want to preserve their spirit while effectively parenting them. This is how to work with your child’s temperament,...

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A simple sensory table for preschoolers

Last updated: 07/01/2019

The classroom space was nice but we had to share the space with other users after preschool was finished for the day. So this meant that most everything we used either had to be...

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International mud day: making rainbow mud paint

Last updated: 07/01/2019

I hope you will enjoy this mildly messy International Mud Day activity. Finding the right kind of dirt here to make a good consistency of mud was not easy. The dirt in my yard...

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Making colorful and scented rice for preschool

Last updated: 07/01/2019

…Or until all my dishes are dirty or until I run out of supplies – which ever comes first. This week, I worked on making colored rice to use for a variety of projects and...

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