Seed germination, in a nut shell, is when a seed begins the growing process.  This science activity is a fantastic one to do with young kids because it is simple, a relatively quick process, and easy to actually see. Check it out here!

Seed Germination For Kids

Today we’re talking under the sea graham crackers, so get some graham crackers and frosting ready, because these are too cute! Check them out here!

Under The Sea Graham Crackers

Leprechaun Bait for St. Patrick’s Day! Your kids will feel so lucky when they see this fun snack mix and it’s so easy to make! The mint in this is such a nice addition and is my personal favorite snack mix we have ever made…so good!! Check them out here!

Leprechaun Bait For St. Patrick’s Day

I’ve read The Very Hungry Caterpillar to groups of children and adults many times, and we’ve tried lots of different activities and makes for families to take home and re-tell the story there.  Here are some of my favourite activities and experiences with a Very Hungry Caterpillar theme, some of […]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity

We often use loose material compositions in our classroom as a way for children to tell us what they know. We set out various materials, stones, gems, paper and sticks. Check it out here!

Insect Compositions

Give kids an awesome sensory experience with their feet! Create this Barefoot Sensory Path. Check it out here!

DIY Barefoot Sensory Path

This simple St Patricks Day Craft is ideal for toddlers, preschoolers, or big kids.  It could be kept as a cute and simple craft, or put out for little ones to really explore and experiment with. Check it out here!

St. Patrick’s Day Craft: Pepper Stamping

During pre-school and Kindergarten, the brain grows steadily, increasing from seventy percent to ninety percent of its eventual adult weight. In addition to gains in size, the brain undergoes considerable reshaping and refining. Among these modifications are profound changes in the frontal lobes-areas of the brain devoted to regulating thought […]

Brain Development In The Pre-K and K Years

Have you ever wondered why we get angry? According to psychologist Daniel Goleman, “emotions are, in essence, impulses to act, the instant plans for handling life that evolution has instilled in us.” Read the full article here.

The Anger Iceberg

Literacy development is an important part of early childhood education. I often hear early childhood educators inquire about the best way to teach young children how to identify letters and the sounds they make, and in which order it is best to teach letters in. Read the full article here.

Developmentally Appropriate Ways To Teach Letters

Materials: Glitter! (We used Martha Stewart’s heart glitter, pictured below, but it’s just gone out of stock on Amazon. Some possible alternative heart glitters are listed below. I’ve been told some Targets, Dollar Stores, and Dollar Trees also have small heart glitter). When purchasing the glitter, make sure it’s the […]

Glitter Jar Of Floating Hearts

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” American abolitionist Frederick Douglass’s words of wisdom seem blatantly intuitive. Nevertheless, agreement on how best to build strong children is not easy to come by, despite the fact that nearly every month a new parenting book is published, […]

Self Esteem: Helping Children Develop A Positive Sense of Self

Reading is vital to a child’s ability to learn and be successful in school. And the skills needed to be a good reader – like language and vocabulary – start developing from birth. But it doesn’t happen automatically. A child’s brain is not pre-wired for reading. Read the full article […]

5 Ways To Talk With Your Baby

Watch this webinar from the National Center on Health to explore the six active supervision strategies. Find out how they can transform child supervision in your Head Start or Early Head Start program. This webinar will provide staff with tips that can be used in classrooms, on playgrounds, and in […]

Active Supervision Webinar

All Head Start educators are responsible for making sure that no child is left unsupervised. Active supervision is a strategy that works. It can be used in classrooms, family child care, playgrounds, and buses. It can also be shared with families as a tool to use at home. This fact […]

Active Supervision

Our children are born sentient — as present as you and I — and so our primary job is forging person-to-person relationships with them, relationships that are honest, caring, respectful and unconditionally loving. Read the full article here.

Stop Feeling Threatened By Your Child’s Behavior