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Physical activity benefits children, parents, teachers and the community

How Many Physical Activities Do Preschool-Aged Kids Require?

Research conducted from 1986-2007 measuring the level of physical activity of over 10,000 preschool-aged kids (ranging in age from 2-6 years old) from 7 different countries concluded, nearly half of all children do not engage in sufficient physical activity¹. Standards set up by the National Association for Sport and More…

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back-to-school is the best time to invest in a play carpet

5 Ways to Use Play Carpets for Back-To-School

Not sure road play carpets are useful for back-to-school? Here are 5 ways you can use the City Life Play Carpet to enhance growth and development this fall: Social Play Place the play carpet in the middle of the room with some toy cars and building blocks. Tikes will More…

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Sensory tables for kids are multi-functional activity tables

Multi-Functional Sensory Tables Kids

Social or Solo Sensory play activities appeal to kids regardless of whether they are playing in groups or individually. For this reason, sensory tables have become a summer favorite for kids. Parents and caregivers, who find themselves tasked with filling kids’ summer hours with fun activities, also love sensory More…

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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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Indoor-outdoor play is easy with the mobile Ball Cart

Ball Cart for Indoor-Outdoor Play Activities

The modern playground keeps evolving to meet the needs of educators and children. Indoor playgrounds are just as prevalent as outdoor playgrounds. You may find yourself wondering, “How can I make the most of limited resources by using some of the same play equipment for indoor or outdoor play?” 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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JCPRD Nature Schools in Johnson County, KS

Are Nature Schools Vogue or the New Gold Standard?

Over the last 3 years, nature schools, forest kindergartens, and outdoor preschools have exponentially grown in number in the U.S. according to The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). Collectively known as nature preschools, nature-based learning has become a popular choice. NAAEE’s study claims there were 585 nature 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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Dramatic Play Kitchens: A Recipe for Raising Healthier Children

Dramatic Play and National Nutrition Month

A Recipe for Raising Healthier Children March is National Nutrition Month. It provides a perfect opportunity for parents and teachers to begin training children about the importance of nutrition and health. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has an amazingly comprehensive toolkit designed to equip you with games, activities, More…

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Play and Learn with road Rugs - Bundle it with Hopscotch and Map Rugs.

Hop, Play & Learn: Carpet Bundles

Early education is constantly emphasizing the importance of merging learning with playing. Toddlers and preschoolers respond positively to any activity focusing on these two core ingredients. When one is missing, the activity falls short in terms of the impact it has on kids. It’s akin to setting out to More…

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