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]

Why Schools Should Promote Gratitude in the Classroom

clock November 21, 2013 08:50 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Pilgrims, turkeys, and Thanksgiving-themed activities have undoubtedly started to appear in your lesson plans and classroom, but one popular Thanksgiving topic should be a permanent focus in the classroom throughout the year. Gratitude is mainly discussed at school in November and December, which does little to reinforce what children learned and gives children few opportunities to practice being grateful. Some people may think that teaching gratitude falls to a child’s parents, but there ... [More]

Thanksgiving Facts and Fun!

clock November 18, 2013 12:42 by author Kaplan Early Learning
  Want some fun facts to share with the children in your care this Thanksgiving? We've compiled a list of facts so that you can show off your holiday knowledge with friends and family! Did you Know? The pilgrims didn't use forks; they ate with spoons, knives, and their fingers. The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days! Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States. Since 1947, the National Turkey Federation has presented a live turk... [More]