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Holiday Crafts for Kids: DIY Gift Bags

clock December 2, 2016 09:30 by author Kaplan Early Learning
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

clock November 21, 2016 12:59 by author Kaplan Early Learning
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

clock November 18, 2016 12:00 by author Kaplan Early Learning
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

clock November 17, 2016 10:30 by author Kaplan Early Learning
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

clock November 10, 2016 07:45 by author Kaplan Early Learning
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]

Fun with Magnets: Five Activities to Peak Your Students’ Curiosity

clock November 4, 2016 12:55 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Teaching magnets to children is one way you can introduce basic scientific concepts. From using magnets to move iron fillings around in a case to discovering which objects are magnetic, it’s important to incorporate a variety of magnet activities into your magnet lesson plans. [More]

Dinosaur Elections: Teaching Children About the Voting Process

clock October 28, 2016 09:45 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Election Day is the second Tuesday of November. How are you planning on incorporating the election into your lesson plans? We have a great election-related activity that allows you to explain the voting process and get children involved in their own classroom election! [More]

It’s Time for NAEYC’s Annual Conference and Expo!

clock October 27, 2016 08:45 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Are you going to be in Los Angeles, California, for the 2016 NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo? From November 2–5, thousands of attendees will take part in 600 engaging sessions and visit hundreds of exhibitors in the conference’s exhibit hall. If you’re lucky enough to be there, be sure to drop by and see us at booth 1604! [More]

Five Changing Table Must-Haves to Prepare for the Inevitable

clock October 26, 2016 09:05 by author Kaplan Early Learning
If you care for infants and toddlers, diaper changes are everyday occurrences and often get messy, which is why it’s important to have the right changing table and supplies. Whether you’re looking for a changing table with stairs, a wall cabinet to store diapers in, or changing pads, we’ve got you covered. [More]

Halloween Crafts for Kids: Spooky Spiders

clock October 19, 2016 10:20 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Looking for simple and easy Halloween crafts for kids? We’ve got just what you’re looking for! You and your students will enjoy making these three spider webs and the spooky spiders that go along with them. [More]

Sing Along! Six New Music Items for the Classroom

clock October 14, 2016 08:38 by author Kaplan Early Learning
With school districts across the United States dealing with funding issues, many music programs and extracurricular activities are dealing with budget cuts or their funding being cut altogether. Music's effect on learning and the benefits of music in early childhood development should not be overlooked. [More]

How to Teach Cultural Diversity in Schools

clock October 7, 2016 09:08 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Learning to respect and celebrate all of the unique differences we have between each other is an important part of children’s development. If a young child doesn’t learn about cultural diversity, then he or she may have a problem accepting other people’s differences as a child and as an adult. [More]

Homework for Parents: Continuing Education at Home

clock September 29, 2016 12:45 by author Kaplan Early Learning
What do you consider to be parents’ role in education? Getting parents involved in school and having them take part in their child’s learning at home isn’t always easy. Parents lead busy lives, and they’re often exhausted by the time they get home. [More]

Celebrate Fall with These Paper Plate Suncatchers for Kids!

clock September 23, 2016 12:58 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Fall is finally here! Create these paper plate fall suncatchers with your students and hang them in one of your classroom windows as part of your classroom decorations for fall. [More]

Eight Classroom Essentials for New Teachers

clock September 21, 2016 08:30 by author Kaplan Early Learning
If this is your first year of teaching, you’re most likely exhausted from the first few weeks of school. You’re creating endless lesson plans, figuring out the layout of your classroom, and trying to build rapport with your teacher assistant if you have one. [More]
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