In the middle of the winter its nice to know that some animals really love the snow. A few simple ovals and a triangle are all it takes to make this cute penguin from construction paper.
(click on the picture for directions)
The secret to raising an academic child is not to coach toddlers in maths or play them classical music, but to teach them to pay attention, research by child development experts suggests.
As the temperature continues to fall, we know that winter is fast approaching. Winter is a magical time for many families. Celebrations like Thanksgiving and Christmas do to our souls what our home heaters do for our bodies. It’s a season that many people, kids specially, look forward to. For preschoolers, winter means less time [...]
Are you looking for affordable ways to teach the basics to your preschoolers? Do your preschool lesson plans require an incredible amount of shopping for expensive (and mostly useless) items you will never use again? It is possible to teach great preschool lessons using inexpensive materials, such as crayons, glue, paper and other items you [...]
I picked up a crayon maker at a yard sale last summer and when I went to use it, the mold part was missing. So it was difficult to make crayons with no mold. Last night, my sister suggested I melt them into new crayons using the oven and a muffin tin. What a great idea!
With the rise of television, video games, and now the internet and digital devices, many are worried that the old habit of sitting down and reading a good book is on its way out with the coming generation. But while the act of reading is certainly undergoing change, reading is still a fundamental component of [...]
Here are a few simple ideas for introducing children to different shapes and helping them to recognize them.Leaning to recognize simple shapes is foundational to teaching small children how to read and write. After all, most letters are composed of simple shapes.
There are many great and creative uses for ice cube trays, but this idea is at the top of the list for me. Simply use the ice cube tray to great a “mini-buffet” for your child. Fill it with their favorite healthy foods!