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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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Bye-Bye Strollers are for Exploring and Discovering

Exploration Begins with a Bye-Bye® Stroller

Children learn about the world experientially. Every new sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch provides their developing brain with interesting data to process. Tikes don’t need more screen time. They need hands-on experience. It’s how they process their surroundings and learn to understand how they fit into their world. 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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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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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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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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