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Improving nap time in classrooms is easy with the right cots, rest mats and sheets

How to Improve Classroom Naptime 2.0

Does allotting time for naps seem unimportant? It may or may not surprise many parents and educators to learn research shows preschool kids benefit from classroom naptime. Naps enhance memory and support learning. Creating a Relaxing Napscape Improving naptime spaces begins with fostering a sense of relaxation, safety, consistency, More…

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Can Flexible Learning Spaces Support Wellness?

The heart and soul of every amazing flexible learning space is debatable. Yet, despite many good arguments, many educators agree classroom design significantly impacts the success of the ever-evolving needs of Gen. A kids as it pertains to learning. Why Kids Thrive According to research¹, teachers who participated in 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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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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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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Nature & Flexible Seating

Early childhood education is placing a lot of emphasis on finding ways to bring nature indoors. Since it’s not feasible for most schools to transform themselves into a forest school where classes are held outdoors, many are finding the solution lies in redesigning and redecorating their classrooms. These simulated, More…

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Valentines Day and Pen Pals are fun for kids

Valentine’s Day, Pen Pals & Pretend Play

Today’s world of lightning-fast internet connections might make it hard for Gen. A kids to imagine what it was like to communicate with people far from home solely through handwritten letters. In prior generations, letters might have taken weeks (or even months) to arrive at their destination. Some letters More…

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Benefits of Biophilic Design in the Classroom

Technology has significantly affected our culture. Children appear to have become the most profoundly affected age group. Their whole lives revolve around technology, and they have never known a day without it. Can the absence of nature’s elements in the educational environment cause stress levels to be elevated? Can 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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Raising compassionate children with multi-cultural dolls

How to Use Pretend Play to Raise Compassionate Children?

Raising kids to be compassionate doesn’t usually happen by accident. Our Sweat Suit Dolls and Special Needs Accessories were designed to nurture these emotions and thought processes during pretend play so they become baked into a child’s DNA. Pretend Play with a Purpose Often, we think of pretend play More…

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