What’s HOT and NEW in 2016!

Create Date January 7, 2016 03:45 by author april
Looking for new classroom furniture, educational technology, or educational materials for your classroom or center? Check out this list of the hottest and newest products we’re offering in 2016! [More]

Five Brilliant Organization Hacks for Educators

Create Date January 5, 2016 03:45 by author april
If one of your goals for this year is to keep your classroom more organized, we’ve got some great ideas to help you get started! From organizing your classroom library to keeping your art supplies neat and tidy, these five classroom organization hacks can help you create a well-organized learning environment for your students. [More]

New Year’s Resolutions for Teachers

Create Date December 30, 2015 07:59 by author april
A new year is about to begin! What will your New Year’s resolution(s) be for 2016? If you’re still deciding or want to make both a personal and professional resolution, this list of New Year’s resolutions for teachers is the perfect place to start. From sharing ideas to adding to your teaching portfolio, you’ll find a variety of resolutions that can help you branch out from your comfort zone and improve as a teacher. [More]

Throwing a Noon Year’s Eve Party for Kids!

Create Date December 29, 2015 03:15 by author april
Help children take part in the New Year festivities by throwing a kid-friendly noon year’s eve party! Many young children lose their struggle to stay awake and have to go to bed well before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. A noon year’s eve party allows you to celebrate the start of a new year with your students or your own children while helping them keep their regular sleep schedule. [More]

Six Rest and Relaxation Tips for Educators

Create Date December 18, 2015 03:30 by author april
Winter break has finally arrived! Whether you have a few days or two weeks off from work, it’s important that you find ways to rest and relax during your time off to ensure that you’re ready for everything coming up in the new year. [More]

Five Wonderful Ways to Celebrate the Beginning of Winter

Create Date December 17, 2015 03:20 by author april
Are you ready? Winter is almost here! Tuesday, December 22 marks the official start of the 2015–2016 winter season. Be sure to use at least one of the five fun activities below to celebrate the arrival of winter with the children in your care! [More]

Webinar Recap: Recognizing and Responding to Young Children with Sensory Issues

Create Date December 15, 2015 06:30 by author april
Do any of the children in your care have sensory issues? During her webinar for Kaplan’s Classroom Management for Early Learning community on edWeb, Christy Isbell, PhD, talked about sensory processing disorder (SPD) and how it can affect children’s learning and the overall classroom environment. She also detailed the characteristics of two sensory processing disorders and explained what teachers can do to help students with SPD. [More]

11 Ways to Reuse Cardboard Boxes in the Classroom

Create Date December 9, 2015 07:45 by author april
During this time of the year, you likely have a number of boxes in various sizes lying around your house or classroom. Instead of throwing them away, come up with creative ways they can be reused in the classroom. For example, children can easily turn a simple box into a spaceship, tunnel, boat, stove, or other item they can play with or use. [More]

Five Easy Classroom Management Strategies for Giving Early Finishers Options

Create Date December 8, 2015 03:30 by author april
If your students finish an assignment or quiz early, do they know what activities they’re allowed to do until everyone else is finished? Instead of having early finishers come up and ask you what they need to do, it’s important that you have a system in place that allows them to choose from a list of approved activities and prevents them from disturbing other students. [More]

Creative Gift Ideas for the Children in Your Life

Create Date December 3, 2015 02:45 by author april
Now that December has arrived, you’re likely scrambling around and trying to figure out what gifts you’re going to give everyone this year. If you’re looking for unique and creative gift ideas for the children in your life, look no further! [More]

Celebrate Read a New Book Month with Your Students!

Create Date December 1, 2015 03:10 by author april
Did you know that December is Read a New Book Month? With all the craziness of the holiday season, taking a moment to enjoy a new book with your students can add a little calm to the chaos. [More]

Top 10 Toys for the 2015 Holiday Season

Create Date November 25, 2015 03:30 by author april
Whether you’re looking for new items for your classroom or gifts for your own children, this list of top 10 toys for the 2015 holiday season is sure to help you find fun and educational toys that the children in your care will enjoy! [More]

A Note of Gratitude

Create Date November 24, 2015 03:00 by author april
The success of a company is dependent on a variety of factors, which is why we want to recognize all of the individuals, businesses, and organizations that help us grow and succeed. Whether you’re a customer, vendor, partner, employee, or connected to Kaplan in some other way, we want to thank you for everything you do for Kaplan. [More]

Four Festive Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers

Create Date November 19, 2015 03:15 by author april
Thanksgiving is almost here! How are you celebrating with your preschoolers? We’ve provided four festive crafts and activities you can do to teach gratitude and celebrate Thanksgiving with the preschoolers in your care. [More]

Teaching Children About Gratitude Through Service Learning

Create Date November 17, 2015 02:45 by author april
The end of the year is the perfect time to teach children about the importance of being thankful for the things and people they have in their life. One of the best ways you can teach children about gratitude is by incorporating service-learning projects into your classroom. [More]
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