Fingerplays and Rhymes to Educate and Entertain

Fingerplays are hand movements commonly used in early childhood development. The physical activity is combined with short poems, songs, or… Continue reading Fingerplays and Rhymes to Educate and Entertain

Benefits of Outdoor Play

As the weather gets warmer and days grow longer, kids will spend more time outside. Children get to be carefree… Continue reading Benefits of Outdoor Play

Nursery Rhymes – Not Just Child’s Play

Nursery rhymes have been around for centuries delivering intrigue and poetic nature. The short tales also have educational and developmental… Continue reading Nursery Rhymes – Not Just Child’s Play

The Value of Mealtime for Preschoolers

Young children have opportunities for learning and developing during mealtime. Teachers and homeschooling parents can make lunchtime more valuable for… Continue reading The Value of Mealtime for Preschoolers

The Lollipop Test – Encourage Instead of Praise

Preschool teachers play a prominent role in children’s development and education. One responsibility includes ensuring students are ready to start… Continue reading The Lollipop Test – Encourage Instead of Praise

Using The Lollipop Test to Assess School Readiness

Children need to have specific skills before they start school. Preschool teachers play a role in preparing students and helping… Continue reading Using The Lollipop Test to Assess School Readiness

The Art of Cursive Handwriting

Cursive handwriting is being lost primarily because of the prominent digital landscape we now embrace. Many schools in the U.S.… Continue reading The Art of Cursive Handwriting

Child’s Play

When children play, not only do they have carefree fun, but they also develop skills. As children move while playing,… Continue reading Child’s Play

Encouraging Young Readers

Instilling a love of reading in children starts with parents. Reading stories has many developmental benefits and strengthens parent/child bonds.… Continue reading Encouraging Young Readers