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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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Transform Awkward Corners into Usable Space

Converting Ugly Duckling Classroom Corners into Usable Space

Everyone has probably struggled to fill an awkward corner in their home at some point. Filling those corners in daycares and preschools can be even more challenging. Utilizing dead space in your classroom is a perfect opportunity to amp up the fun-quotient children experience throughout the day. It also More…

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Back-to-School: Guide to Taking Classrooms from Good to Great

Back-to-School: Guide to Taking Classrooms from Good to Great

With back-to-school just around the corner, kids are not the only ones who commonly experience the feeling, “Summer is almost over, and it seems like it just started!” Parents, teachers, and caregivers often feel it too. If your goal is to take your classroom from good to great this More…

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Road Rugs: How to Inspire Learning Through Playing

Winning the Battle with Boredom Put any child in a room with just a few random objects and nothing else for entertainment and they will automatically begin using those items to play. Commonly, they will lose themselves in a make-believe world inspired by just those few random objects. Children More…

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FUNtastic Pretend Play Carpets Take Imaginary Play to the Next Level

Pastel Pretend Play Carpets Create FUNtastic Play Experiences

If you have experienced or are currently dealing with a toddler who is going through a “pink phase”, these pastel play carpets will make you smile. Here are 5 pastel carpets designed to add some FUNtastic pink to pretend play activities: Our Dream House (LC191) Playing house is an More…

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Reading Resources: Developing a Love for Reading in Kids

Reading Resources: Developing a Love for Reading in Kids

Solving the mystery behind developing a love for reading in kids is something almost every person faces. The public library could be one of the most underutilized resources in America – a resource just waiting to be discovered! Some adults might be surprised to find the modern library is 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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Classroom Placemaking with Flexible Seating

Wikipedia: “Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design, and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well-being.” When city planners started using placemaking to create social and fun communities, it wasn’t surprising More…

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