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Preparing Your Classroom for Post-Covid-19 Reopening

As classrooms prepare to reopen, Children’s Factory® would like to help create a plan for implementing the appropriate cleaning measures to protect your kids while preserving the longevity of your classroom equipment and furnishings. We recommend using a 1:5 bleach and water solution to disinfect many of our products More…

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Ideas for Homeschool Activities

Sensory Thrillers & Spillers Who else is having trouble coming up with ideas for homeschool activities designed to engage all the senses and keep your little ones busy? You are not alone! Most parents have found themselves homeschooling their children during this unprecedented time of home isolation. And most More…

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How to Use Puppet Show Theatre to Teach Empathy

If you are committed to inspiring empathy in your kids, the Angeles® Puppet Show Theatre is an effective tool you can use to illustrate empathy during pretend play. Give your kids some guidelines for their next show, then see what they create. You might direct your kids to craft More…

3 Ways Kids Learn with the Fuzzy Loop Story Tree

It turns out you may not be behind the times if you are using what a small percentage may refer to as “old school teaching aids and techniques”. Some old school teaching aids are still effective. The enduring popularity of Legos, for example, is a testimony to the effectiveness More…

3 Easy Steps to Setting Up a Homeschool During COVID-19

If you find yourself working from home and doing double duty as a homeschooler, you are not alone. Like most parents, you might wonder if homeschooling is beyond your capabilities. Your job is to unzip the calm in every storm. Here are three easy steps to achieve it. 1. More…

Preschool Math Activities

Why should we start teaching math in preschool? Good question! Starting math early is just as important as teaching your child their alphabet.  And it’s not just simply teaching them to count to 10 but teaching them math. I was amazed when my daughter was able to count to More…

Standing in Two Time Zones – A Daylight Savings Dilemma

Standing in Two Time Zones – A Daylight Savings Dilemma… The Hoover Dam is located on the border of Nevada and Arizona. If a visitor enters the Hoover Dam from the Nevada side, he/she is in a Pacific Standard Time (PST) zone. By crossing the Nevada-Arizona state line in More…

How the Solar System Rug Helps Kids Understand STEM Subjects

Using the Solar System Rug to Help Kids Understand STEM Subjects 2020 might be remembered as the first year of a new decade. Sports fans might remember it as the year the Chiefs won the Superbowl. (After waiting 50 years, it was about time!) Others might look back and More…

Groundhog Day STEM activities

Punxsutawney Phil is a legendary groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. On February 2nd of each year, the borough of Punxsutawney celebrates Groundhog Day with an all-day festival. On this day, Phil pays the town a visit by popping out of his burrow. The legend says if Phil sees his shadow, More…