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Summer Fun: Time Capsules Capture Memories

Kids yearn for summer vacation to begin. Yet, with so much time on their hands, kids often come to parents stating, “I’m bored.” Why not plan a fun time capsule project this summer? When the inevitable “I’m bored” statement crops up, you won’t have to scramble to find new More…

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Teacher Appreciation Week helps kids learn to express gratitude

9 Ways to Celebrate Teachers Appreciation Week

The first week in May is Teachers Appreciation Week. Many children are not aware the work of a teacher isn’t always easy. Teaching children the importance of showing gratitude to people who positively impact our lives is part of the growth and development process. Teacher Appreciation Week enlightens kids More…

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Flare and Function with As We Grow Classroom Tables

Classroom Tables with Flare & Function

The number of children living in single-parent households has grown from approximately 8 million in 1970 to roughly 18.5 million in 2020. Additionally, 59.8% of married-couple families have both parents working full-time, which means they require care for their children in the form of daycare centers, preschools, Montessori schools, More…

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Make Pressed Flower Bookmarks

Sensory Play Blooms with Spring Flowers

Springtime brings with it a fresh scent in the air as everything begins to turn green and bloom again. The colorful flowers are no exception. Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinth, Crocus, Primrose, and Peonies all bloom in the spring. After a long winter, their colors and sweet aroma remind us, the More…

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Celebrate Dr. Seuss 10 Ways in 10 Days

March 2nd is National Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s birthday. This is your chance to transform your classroom into a Seuss-tastic fun zone. The annual event is the brainchild of the National Education Association. Designed to encourage children to read, this annual event becomes more Seuss-a-rific when More…

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Christmas Wrapping Station and The Whatsit

How To Use The Whatsit as a Holiday Wrapping Station

GUEST POST At Children’s Factory, we love to see customers using our play equipment and furniture in “outside-the-box” ways. TinkerWonderPlay does a great job by showing us how The Whatsit™ can be used as a holiday wrapping station. The Whatsit™ is our kids’ couch that was designed to double More…

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ANG9002-Reimagining Gen A. Learning Environments

Reimagining the Gen. A Learning Environment

A child’s learning environment can significantly affect everything from performance and well-being to their ability to process information and achieve academic success. Gen A. refers to Generation Alpha. This age group starts with children born in 2012 and will continue through those born till about 2025. (This constitutes approximately 48 million children in More…

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Every Piece of Furniture can be an Opportunity for Arts and Crafts

Why Arts and Crafts Are Important for Kids

Fine Motor & Bilateral Coordination Skills Arts and crafts projects build fine motor and bilateral coordination skills as children are asked to use the small muscles in their hands and fingers during projects. Activities such as grasping paintbrushes, using scissors, and manipulating arts and crafts materials improve hand dexterity. More…

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Social Emotional Learning Opportunities with Puppets

Social Emotional Learning Opportunities in Challenging Times

Have you ever been asked if you see the glass as half-full or half-empty? Regardless of our perception, the glass is actually 100% full. Whether it has air or water in it, there is always something filling the glass. Imagine what we could accomplish if every person on Earth More…

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Maximize Results by Using All 5 Senses During Play Activities

Every child can benefit from sensory play activities. It stimulates the brain and builds neural pathways that improve sensory processing systems. Many sensory activities are also used to encourage social play and pretend play. Engaging 2-3 of your child’s senses during any one activity is usually considered a job More…

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