What’s the Buzz About Bumblebees?

Create Date March 21, 2017 12:45 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Spring has officially arrived, which means there will soon be lots of insects buzzing and flying around. Most of these insects (except for butterflies) are seen as annoying pests or are feared by children and adults alike. The bumblebee is an insect that people generally try to avoid because they don't want to get stung, but the bumblebee plays a significant role in our world as a pollinator. [More]

Playgrounds by Kaplan: Bringing Smiles to Children’s Faces

Create Date March 17, 2017 11:45 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Are you interested in building a playground for your center/school or renovating your current one? If you live in Puerto Rico or on the East Coast of the United States, Mike Clifton is the guy you want to call. With over 17 years of experience in the educational sales industry, Mike understands the importance of playgrounds and outdoor classrooms in children’s education. [More]

Fun Math Activities for Infants

Create Date March 8, 2017 12:48 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Math for infants is all about the basics. Early math concepts, such as counting, shapes, measurement, patterns, etc., are everywhere around us. It’s just a matter of seeing them and pointing them out to infants. Keep in mind that the majority of math activities for infants should revolve around interactive talking. [More]

10 Must-Have Homeschool Supplies

Create Date March 7, 2017 12:59 by author Kaplan Early Learning
You don’t always have to go to a homeschool supplies store for homeschool products. While we don’t specialize in homeschool supplies, many of the educational materials and supplies we sell at Kaplan can be used by homeschool educators to help children learn and grow at home. [More]

Five Ways to Use Technology for Preschoolers

Create Date March 3, 2017 11:20 by author Kaplan Early Learning
What are your thoughts about technology in early childhood education? There are many benefits to children using technology, but the type of influence it has on children is often dependent upon the rules and guidelines set forth by parents and educators. [More]

Four Ways To Better Communicate With Spanish-Speaking Families

Create Date February 28, 2017 10:00 by author Kerri Hughes
Did you know that more than 37 million people in the United States speak Spanish? In fact, Spanish is currently the fastest growing non-English language in the United States. So it's not far of a stretch to think that early childhood educators will most likely encounter Spanish-speaking students and families at some point. [More]

Learn and Play with Snow Day Activities

Create Date February 17, 2017 11:20 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Are you ready for some snow day fun? Even though most of the United States has been warmer than average this winter, there’s still plenty of winter (and chances for snow) left. Whether you live somewhere that constantly has snow on the ground or somewhere that only gets a few snows a year, having a list of fun things to do in the snow will help you know what to do on a snow day with your students and/or your own children. [More]

Six Twists on Valentine’s Day in the Classroom

Create Date February 10, 2017 10:30 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Looking for a new and different way you and your students can celebrate Valentine’s Day in the classroom? We’re sharing six Valentine’s Day activities for kids that go beyond making traditional valentines. [More]

A Quick Guide to Creating Flexible Learning Spaces

Create Date February 3, 2017 08:15 by author Kaplan Early Learning
How would you describe your classroom learning environment? Is it more traditional or more flexible? Students tend to thrive in environments that allow them to have a choice in how they learn, which is why flexible classrooms and learning spaces are starting to grow in popularity. [More]

How to Help Parents Prepare Their Children for Kindergarten

Create Date February 1, 2017 08:00 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Are some of your preschoolers going to kindergarten at the start of the new school year? Make sure children are getting the support they need at home and answer any questions parents may have with these tips on helping parents prepare their children (and themselves) for kindergarten. [More]

17 Must-See Early Childhood Products for 2017

Create Date January 18, 2017 12:00 by author Kaplan Early Learning
January brings the promise of new beginnings and opportunities, and for us at Kaplan, it also brings the excitement of new catalogs and products. With a redesigned look and several new features, our 2017 Early Childhood Catalog can help you spend more time with the children in your care and less time finding the tools and materials you need. [More]

Rethinking Naptime for Preschoolers

Create Date January 5, 2017 11:25 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Imagine if you were a preschooler and you had naptime right after lunch or outside time. Would you be able to relax and take a nap, or would you be energized and ready to play/learn? Read this blog post to discover how you can create a better naptime experience for your preschoolers! [More]

Benefits of Early Childhood Professional Development

Create Date December 28, 2016 12:58 by author Kaplan Early Learning
As an early childhood professional, do you take advantage of ongoing professional development in the early childhood field? There are many immediate and long-term benefits of professional development. To be an exemplary childcare provider and preschool teacher, you must be informed with the intent to inspire, encourage, and educate. [More]

Winter Science Activities for Kids

Create Date December 21, 2016 12:59 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Wondering how to explore science in winter with your students? Check out these science-based winter activities for kids! [More]

Worry Eaters®: A Must-Have Social and Emotional Tool for the Classroom

Create Date December 8, 2016 03:30 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Have you heard about Worry Eaters? They’re the new must-have tool for social and emotional learning in the classroom. The plush toys comfort children by giving them the opportunity to share their worries. [More]
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