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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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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the History of Math & Learning

If you are a parent or grandparent who is faced with trying to help children in your lives do their math homework, you might be thinking, “Houston. We have a problem.” In truth, today’s kids don’t do math the same way. This often creates a problem for mentors. How More…

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TinkerWonderPlay Dramatic Play Theme for Valentine's Day

Dramatic Play: Sweet Treats Bake Shop

Guest Blog by TinkerWonderPlay Children love to use their imaginations. There is no denying it. A fun way to refresh your dramatic play area is to give it a creative theme. With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, converting your child’s pretend play kitchen into a Sweet Treats More…

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