Classroom Activities for the Winter Months

clock January 13, 2014 10:19 by author Kaplan Early Learning
It's easy for students to feel restless when they can't go outside because it's too cold. With all of your students' pent up energy, we figured you might appreciate some activities to engage your children while they learn. There are several indoor activities that will keep your children moving physically as they follow along with what you are teaching. Some of these lessons are based off of books that require children to be up and moving around the classroom while others are games that require students to work with each other to win. Here are our suggestions on keeping your students engaged during the winter months, [More]

14 New Classroom Tools for 2014

clock January 6, 2014 08:21 by author Kaplan Early Learning
It's a new year! Along with it, Kaplan is bringing you even more early education products for your children. Check out this list of some of our favorite products for 2014: 1. YogaKids DVD Set (Set of 3) YogaKids® DVD Set provides children with a fun, safe, and healthy activity that they will enjoy! Children will learn simple Yoga exercises that will strengthen their bodies, improve coordination, and help them gain a feeling of accomplishment. With this 3 DVD set, children will be able to ... [More]

Outdoor Learning with Snow Colors

clock December 30, 2013 09:15 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Are you surrounded by wintry weather? Does everyone have cabin fever? We have an activity you can do with your children that will keep them both active and learning! Snow Colors! Learning Objectives: To identify colors; to develop large motor skills and creativity Age group: 3 years old and up Materials: Empty spray bottles (one for each child) Food coloring Plastic sand buckets, sand molds and shovels Snowy day Warm clothing Water Instructions: On a snowy day, give each child an empty spray... [More]

Gifts of the Season

clock December 20, 2013 08:55 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Dear teachers, This time of year, it's easy to get caught up in the never-ending list of things to do; beyond the classroom chaos, the personal shopping, wrapping, baking, and decorating seem to fill the margins. We are often reminded to give thanks for the true gifts in life – not the things, but the people who make this world a better place. We’d like to take a moment to do just that, because teachers do make a difference. You give our students not only the skills and the knowled... [More]

Pattern Printing Art with Wrapping Paper

clock December 16, 2013 09:46 by author Kaplan Early Learning
We have a special treat for you! Not only do we want to showcase one of Gryphon House's recent titles, Time to Create by Christie Burnett, but we also want to show you how adaptable the activities can be to whatever your creative needs are at the time. All it takes is a little imagination! In honor of the holiday season, we thought we would show you how to apply a printmaking activity to make wrapping paper. Allow your kids to express their creative side while making someone's holiday extra spec... [More]