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This board is dedicated to activity/project ideas and crafts for young children to enhance learning. You'll even find a few snacks and misc. resources.

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 55 Positive Things To Say To Your Child As parents, the way we speak to our children is incredibly important. Words can build kids up, and they can just as easily tear them down. Check out our list of 55 positive things to say to your child on Parenting Advice, Kids And Parenting, Parenting Classes, Peaceful Parenting, Foster Parenting, Natural Parenting, Parenting Styles, Parenting Memes, Attachment Parenting Quotes

Build Confidence! 55 Positive Things To Say To Your Child - Beenke

Here's 55 positive things to say to your child to help them feel confident and loved! Words of encouragement like these build feeling of self worth. Positive things to say to kids boost self esteem and encourage a growth mindset.

4 Engineering Challenges for Kids (Cups, Craft Sticks, and Cubes!) - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls - Here’s a simple open-ended building activity for kids of all ages – Colored craft sticks, woode - Kid Science, Stem Science, Preschool Science, Teaching Science, Forensic Science, Computer Science, Science Books, Steam Activities, Science Activities

4 Engineering Challenges for Kids (Cups, Craft Sticks, and Cubes!) - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Learning, Play, STEM Activities, and Things to Do!

Day 7 of 31 Days of Kindergarten and today is all about 20 FREE Name Activities for the First Week of Kindergarten. News flash! Most of my kindergartners come into my classroom on the first day of FREE Name Activities for the First Week of Kindergarten Kindergarten Names, Preschool Names, Kindergarten Centers, Kindergarten Activities, Kindergarten First Week, Days Of The Week Activities, Letter Recognition Kindergarten, 5 Senses Preschool, Abc Centers

Choices Family Daycare

Creative and Simple ...... Create each child's name on computer, put inside a sheet protector....when making their name-----make first letter...

 Jackson's Kinders: Calm Down Kit – Tracy King Mrs. Jackson's Kinders: Calm Down Kit Mrs. Jackson's Kinders: Calm Down Kit Classroom Behavior, Autism Classroom, Calm Classroom, Toddler Classroom, Special Education Classroom, Future Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Calm Down Kit, Calm Down Corner

Calm Down Kit

After seeing a Calm Down Kit on pinterest, I decided to make my own, inspired from "The Autism Adventures of Room 83." This blog c...

Different Activities for 6 Lines of Tape Genius! 5 things to do with the same 6 lines of tape - so simple! 5 things to do with the same 6 lines of tape - so simple! Movement Activities, Sensory Activities, Preschool Activities, Sports Activities For Kids, Toddler Gross Motor Activities, Physical Activities For Preschoolers, Children's Day Activities, Proprioceptive Activities, Activities For 6 Year Olds

5 Different Activities for 6 Lines of Tape

Six simple lines of tape can lead to almost endless fun! Try these 5 easy activities using just six lines of tape to build gross motor skills.

science - Building and tracing shadows - I just love the simplicity in this activity for preschoolers, toddlers, and big kids! A great activity for a sunny afternoon - or anytime with a flashlight! Kids Learning Activities, Preschool Science, Science Activities, Preschool Activities, Reggio Emilia, Groundhog Day, Preschool Groundhog, Ecole Art, Outdoor Classroom

Building and Tracing Shadows - How Wee Learn

Exploring, creating, and discovering is how we learn! Focusing on creative learning activities for kids!

Can you build a nest? Bird science center for preschool spring Moments with Little Munchkins: Rockin' Robins ≈≈ Nature Activities, Spring Activities, Science Activities, Activities For Kids, Science Fun, Reggio Emilia, Amazing Animals, Kindergarten Science, Science Center Preschool

Rockin' Robins

Nestled amongst one of our cedar trees is a beautiful robin's nest. We noticed the brightly colored eggs from across the yard, and h...

Play-Based Classroom: Reggio-Emilia: How To Bring the Most Out of Your Early Learning Environment. Great post on evaluating your room setup. Reggio Emilia Classroom, Reggio Classroom, Classroom Organisation, Preschool Classroom, In Kindergarten, Classroom Design, Classroom Ideas, Classroom Layout, Studio Organization

Reggio-Emilia: How To Bring the Most Out of Your Early Learning Environment

My quest this year was to create a more organized, visually pleasing environment in our preschool classroom. My inspiration has come from...

Baby and Toddler Brain Building activity using balls and a muffin tin. Perfect for developing fine motor skills, visual perceptual skills in an active activity for sitting and mobile babies. Pinned by Jesse Kate Brandenburg Motor Skills Activities, Infant Activities, Fine Motor Skills, Activities For Kids, Montessori Activities, Activity Ideas, Toddler Play, Baby Play, Infant Classroom

Baby Play! (aka Brain Building) - The OT Toolbox

This blog post is one of our most popular activities. Since writing this post in 2012, I’ve updated the images and added a few links to related blog posts for you to see. Thanks for stopping by and joining us! P.S. It’s SO hard to believe that the little cuties that are the star of ... Read More about Baby Play! (aka Brain Building)

Literacy(book) bottles (water/baby oil/ colouring/ objects to remind children of… Preschool Literacy, Preschool Books, In Kindergarten, Teach Preschool, Preschool Ideas, Elmer The Elephants, Discovery Bottles, Sensory Bottles, Literacy Activities

Put your favorite children's book in a discovery bottle!

Ignite the senses while exploring literacy in your classroom! I am joining a few of my fellow bloggers today to bring you some new ideas for making Affordable and Amazing Discovery Bottles! I have been making a new collection of discovery bottles this year which I call Literacy Discovery

Fun sensory and fine motor activity for kids - Playing with nuts, bolts and washers - Laughing Kids Learn Fine Motor Activities For Kids, Motor Skills Activities, Gross Motor Skills, Kids Learning, Teaching Kids, Sensory Bins, Sensory Activities, Toddler Activities, Preschool Activities

Playing with nuts, bolts and washers - Laughing Kids Learn

Allow your child to explore and have fun playing with nuts, bolts and washers. Great activity for developing fine motor skills and coordination during play.

Loose Parts for Play. Learning Naturally Learn with Play at Home: Using Loose Parts for Play. Learning NaturallyLearn with Play at Home: Using Loose Parts for Play. Play Based Learning, Learning Through Play, Early Learning, Kids Learning, Sensory Bins, Sensory Activities, Toddler Activities, Preschool Activities, Sensory Play

Using Loose Parts for Play. Learning Naturally

A play based learning blog full of activities and ideas for kids

how to make homemade watercolor paints using natural ingredients :: process art projects for kids :: art lessons linked to famous artists (How To Make Recipes Book) Painting For Kids, Diy Painting, Art For Kids, Painting Videos, Painting Techniques, Homemade Paint, How To Make Homemade, Tinta Natural, Homemade Watercolors

How to make homemade watercolor paints recipe

It's very easy and inexpensive to make your own watercolor paints. Here's a 'how to' taken from my new book Art Spark with homemade watercolor paint recipes and links to famous art example that use paint made from natural ingredients.

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