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    Flash Cards or Finger Paints: Should Academics or Play Be the Goal of Preschool? – Imagination Soup Fun Learning and Play Activities for Kids

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Simple flash card game to practice reading or any other flash cards.

Creative DIY Pretend Play Centers...fun ideas for preschool classrooms and home

Adults who can take turns, delay gratification, problem solve, acquire flexibility, negotiate conflicts, live with disappointment, and connect with the world around them lead more successful and happy lives.

*Academic learning ”by definition is the stuff that is clear like the alphabet, it’s no logic, it just has to be memorized… and it does have to be learned eventually.” (Lilian Katz on Bam Radio) Intellectual Learning ”has to do with reasoning,  hypothesizing, and predicting, theorizing, and so forth and that’s natural.” (Lilian Katz on Bam Radio)*

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: "I Can" Week in Preschool - Fine Motor Practice & Fun

Click through so that you can read this. It is a great poster to share with parents and an essential one to put in front of all elementary principals and their teachers.

St. Patrick’s Day Play Dough from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Wonder dough- only two ingredients and NO cooking required to make this fun recipe for PLAY

Preschool Must-Haves Also just a good reminder of things to have around the house for my toddler.