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Learn and Play with Snow Day Activities

Create Date February 17, 2017 11:20 by author april
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 april
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 april
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 april
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 april
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 april
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 april
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 april
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 april
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]

Best Books for Classroom Libraries

Create Date December 6, 2016 05:18 by author april
Are you looking to add more variety to your classroom library? Whether you’re looking for cultural diversity books, award-winning books, or classic favorites, we have a great selection of books and book sets for you to choose from for your classroom! [More]

Holiday Crafts for Kids: DIY Gift Bags

Create Date December 2, 2016 04:30 by author april
The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time for some holiday crafting in the classroom. If you’re looking for a fun and simple craft to do with your students, try making these DIY gift bags! [More]

Five Ways to Stop the Spread of Germs at School

Create Date November 21, 2016 07:59 by author april
Germs in schools often cause major problems, especially during this time of the year. With the flu starting to spread and cold season just starting, it’s important you take time to emphasize the importance of preventing illness in children. [More]

Top 10 Toys for the 2016 Holiday Season

Create Date November 18, 2016 07:00 by author april
How’s your holiday gift list looking this year? Whether you’re just starting or you’ve already checked several items off of your list, our annual gift guide is sure to help you find the perfect present for the children, teachers, and caregivers on your list. From puzzles and building sets to Boppy® pillows and baby mats, we can help make your holiday shopping experience a positive one. [More]

Seven Ideas to Improve Indoor Recess

Create Date November 17, 2016 05:30 by author april
With winter right around the corner, it’s a good idea to start planning indoor recess activities for when it’s too cold, rainy, or snowy to take your students outside to play. We’ve come up with a list of seven indoor recess ideas to help you offer students the best play experiences possible when they’re stuck indoors. [More]

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Cardboard Square Mosaics

Create Date November 10, 2016 02:45 by author april
Looking for a fun Thanksgiving craft to do with your students? Our Cardboard Square Mosaics craft is sure to be a hit with the children in your care! It's a great way to reuse cardboard boxes, and it can be adapted to fit your students' abilities and interests. [More]
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