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Four Tips for Cleaning Up After Art Activities

Create Date May 1, 2017 10:08 by author april
It can be hard to clean up when you have a classroom full of preschoolers or kindergarteners drawing, painting, or crafting. Once the last line is drawn or the last brush of paint is applied, you’re often left with a pretty big mess to clean up. [More]

How to Encourage Infants to Sit Up for Themselves

Create Date April 28, 2017 09:30 by author april
Sitting up is one of the first major feats infants do by themselves, but it doesn’t magically happen overnight. Figuring out how to help babies sit up is an important responsibility for both parents and caregivers. [More]

Three Ways to Make Dual Language Learners Feel Comfortable in the Classroom

Create Date April 27, 2017 08:00 by author Kerri Hughes
According to the American Community Survey, immigrants make up over 13 percent of the U.S. population. As a result, many first-generation, American-born children grow up speaking both English and their parents’ native tongue as well as participating in both American culture and that of their family. [More]

Crafts for Kids: DIY Bird Nests

Create Date April 21, 2017 12:58 by author april
If you're looking for a fun spring or summer craft that provides plenty of learning opportunities for the children in your care, we have just the activity you're looking for! Our DIY Bird Nests craft is a great way for children to learn about nature and life science. [More]

Teaching Feelings in the Classroom

Create Date April 18, 2017 11:30 by author april
Teaching children about feelings—specifically how to identify and manage their emotions—is an important part of early childhood education. Social and emotional learning helps children learn how to make friends, manage stress, face difficult situations, and much more. [More]

Make Learning Fun with Classroom Carpets!

Create Date April 11, 2017 12:48 by author april
When you enter a classroom, the first thing you notice isn’t typically the floor, but what’s on the floor is as important as what’s on the walls. Classroom carpets and classroom rugs play an integral role in the learning environment, especially if a teacher picks out educational rugs and carpets that provide exciting learning opportunities for children. [More]

Why You Should Take Advantage of Our K’Motion Promotion

Create Date April 6, 2017 11:45 by author april
Are the students in your class struggling to sit still during lessons? Do they like to find things to fidget with as they listen or work? Flexible seating is the solution you’ve been looking for! [More]

Make Your Classroom Spring Cleaning Last All Year

Create Date March 30, 2017 12:59 by author april
Spring cleaning can be an exciting and cleansing experience, but the cleanliness rarely lasts long, especially if you spring clean your classroom. Your students will inevitably make a mess or not put something back where it's supposed to be stored. However, cleaning your classroom isn't a lost cause. [More]

Crowdfunding Resources for Teachers

Create Date March 27, 2017 11:35 by author april
What do you think of when someone talks about fundraising? Traditionally, fundraising in schools has involved selling magazines, baked goods, raffle tickets, etc. to finance field trips and classroom supplies. However, crowdfunding for education is continuing to grow in popularity. [More]

What’s the Buzz About Bumblebees?

Create Date March 21, 2017 12:45 by author april
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 april
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 april
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 april
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 april
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]
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