Sensational Sunflowers: Fun Summer Activities for Kids

Create Date June 21, 2017 09:30 by author Kaplan-Early-Learning
Looking for summer activity ideas to do with the children in your care? Explore sunflowers with fun facts and various multisensory and art activities for kids! [More]

5 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July with Elementary-Age Children

Create Date June 20, 2017 08:50 by author Tanner-Nelson
Have fun celebrating the 4th of July with the elementary students in your class and/or your own children with these patriotic crafts and activities for kids! [More]

How to Empower Girls Through STEM This Summer

Create Date June 16, 2017 12:45 by author Tanner-Nelson
This summer, empower girls to get excited about STEM! Learn about STEM programs for girls and fun STEM-based learning activities for educators to try out. [More]

Classic Children's Books That Still Resonate Today

Create Date June 8, 2017 10:00 by author Tanner-Nelson
There’s a long list of children’s books that have become treasured classics. Check out our picks for classic children’s books you must have in your classroom. [More]

How to Teach Citizenship in the Elementary School Classroom

Create Date June 6, 2017 12:58 by author Kaplan-Early-Learning
Get tips for teaching citizenship to elementary students and incorporating citizenship activities into your lesson plans with our latest Kaplan blog post. [More]

Six Products to Make Feeding Kids Easier Than Ever

Create Date May 31, 2017 09:00 by author Kaplan-Early-Learning
Feeding children isn’t always easy, especially when the food often ends up on the floor instead of in children’s tummies. To help with the mealtime struggle, we’ve come up with a list of six products you can use to make feeding kids easier. [More]

Crafts for Kids: DIY Galaxy Paintings

Create Date May 30, 2017 12:15 by author Kaplan-Early-Learning
Astronomy can be something fun and exciting to study with your students (or your own children) during the upcoming summer months. From stargazing to studying the phases of the moon, there are lots of things to learn and discover about our solar system. [More]

How to Change a Child’s Diaper While Watching Other Children

Create Date May 25, 2017 08:00 by author Kaplan-Early-Learning
One of the toddlers in your care needs a diaper change, but your assistant is busy helping another child, and you have four other children in your class. How do you change one child’s diaper while watching the other children in your care to make sure they’re not doing something that risks their safety? [More]

Activities to Make Your Classroom Feel Like a Field Trip

Create Date May 23, 2017 12:59 by author Kaplan-Early-Learning
Once you hit late spring, things can start to feel a little stale in the classroom. Many educators like to get children out of the classroom by taking children on field trips or planning activities outside, but the funding isn’t always there for field trips, and the weather isn’t always nice enough to plan activities outside. [More]

Eight Spring Activities for Kindergarteners

Create Date May 5, 2017 09:20 by author Kaplan-Early-Learning
Trees and flowers are blooming, sunlight is more abundant, grass is turning green again, and a variety of creatures are buzzing and moving around. Use all the changes spring brings to provide plenty of fun learning opportunities for your students. [More]

Four Tips for Cleaning Up After Art Activities

Create Date May 1, 2017 10:08 by author Kaplan-Early-Learning
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 Kaplan-Early-Learning
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 Kaplan-Early-Learning
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 Kaplan-Early-Learning
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]
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