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Bubble Wrap Painting for Kids: Fall Trees

Create Date September 22, 2017 08:45 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Use bubble wrap to paint colorful fall trees! Watch the video or read the instructions in the blog post for more information about this fun fall craft for kids. [More]

7 Benefits of Yoga for Young Kids

Create Date September 20, 2017 10:00 by author Kaplan Early Learning
From reducing anxiety to improving flexibility, yoga can positively affect kids’ lives. Learn more about the benefits of yoga for children in this blog post. [More]

Throw an End-of-Summer Bash for Your Students!

Create Date September 8, 2017 12:58 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Get activity ideas for throwing an end-of-summer bash for your students! There are plenty of ways you can say goodbye to summer with the children in your care. [More]

Splish, Splash! 6 Fun Summer Sensory Play Ideas

Create Date September 6, 2017 08:00 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Help children learn through sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell with these sensory play activities. Be sure to check out our ideas for fun ice experiments! [More]

8 Dramatic Play Ideas for Preschoolers

Create Date August 9, 2017 10:10 by author Tanner Nelson
Make-believe is an important part of early childhood education! Check out this list of new dramatic play activities to try out with your preschoolers. [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Five Ways to Use Technology for Preschoolers

Create Date March 3, 2017 11:20 by author Kaplan Early Learning
What are your thoughts about technology in early childhood education? There are many benefits to children using technology, but the type of influence it has on children is often dependent upon the rules and guidelines set forth by parents and educators. [More]

Learn and Play with Snow Day Activities

Create Date February 17, 2017 11:20 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Are you ready for some snow day fun? Even though most of the United States has been warmer than average this winter, there’s still plenty of winter (and chances for snow) left. Whether you live somewhere that constantly has snow on the ground or somewhere that only gets a few snows a year, having a list of fun things to do in the snow will help you know what to do on a snow day with your students and/or your own children. [More]

Six Twists on Valentine’s Day in the Classroom

Create Date February 10, 2017 10:30 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Looking for a new and different way you and your students can celebrate Valentine’s Day in the classroom? We’re sharing six Valentine’s Day activities for kids that go beyond making traditional valentines. [More]

How to Help Parents Prepare Their Children for Kindergarten

Create Date February 1, 2017 08:00 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Are some of your preschoolers going to kindergarten at the start of the new school year? Make sure children are getting the support they need at home and answer any questions parents may have with these tips on helping parents prepare their children (and themselves) for kindergarten. [More]

17 Must-See Early Childhood Products for 2017

Create Date January 18, 2017 12:00 by author Kaplan Early Learning
January brings the promise of new beginnings and opportunities, and for us at Kaplan, it also brings the excitement of new catalogs and products. With a redesigned look and several new features, our 2017 Early Childhood Catalog can help you spend more time with the children in your care and less time finding the tools and materials you need. [More]
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