Gingerbread Goodness

clock December 9, 2013 08:55 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Did you know doing crafts with your children could teach them literacy and language skills? From reading instructions, to following directions, to using step-by-step methods to complete a task, taking time with your children to complete something from start to finish can be the perfect way to learn together! Since the holiday season is upon us, we thought a fun way to spend time with your children would be learning how to make gingerbread men and women! There is a delightful recipe on the Food C... [More]

3 Winter Activities

clock December 5, 2013 08:17 by author Kaplan Early Learning
It's that time of year again! Are your kids already making their Santa lists, coming home with runny noses, and consuming entirely too much sugar? Yes, it seems Christmas is almost upon us. With all of the gifts to buy and recipes to try, it's hard to have time for everything. One thing you can't miss is the opportunity to spend some quality time with your little ones and try out some wintry holiday fun! We have three hands-on activities for you to try with your children that will leave everyone... [More]

Popular Classroom Items for Infants & Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Elementary-Age Students

clock November 27, 2013 08:40 by author Kaplan Early Learning
We have compiled a list of our most popular classroom items to help make the holiday season a little easier for you. Any of the following items would make a great classroom gift or be a wonderful addition to the classroom in 2014! Infants & Toddlers (Ages 0-3): 1. Boppy® Pillow - Help babies build muscle control and learn to stabilize themselves with these comfy and functional pillows. These will also help you feed, support, and hold infants. You can also purchase slipcovers to persona... [More]

Four Ways to Help Students Give Back and Help Others

clock November 26, 2013 11:53 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Children may learn about charity at home, but it should also be taught and encouraged in the classroom. Charity projects can help students and teachers build connections while also fostering a positive, rewarding environment in the classroom. Being charitable helps children feel more confident and helps increase their social skills as they learn about the world around them. Learning to be charitable at a young age can also make children better community members and help foster positive benefits ... [More]

5 Classroom Management Tips to Get You Through the Holidays

clock November 22, 2013 08:20 by author Kaplan Early Learning
As we approach the holidays, our children seem to have endless energy while teachers work harder than ever to keep everyone on task, in line, and maintain an environment that is conducive to learning. With all of the sugar and sweets, the anticipation of gifts and relatives and family activities, and countless interruptions to the daily schedule, some students reach the point of emotional overload and behavior problems often follow. Here are five tips to reduce behavior problems and keep student... [More]