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  • Five Little Monkeys DIY Busy Binder
    Five Little Monkeys DIY Busy Binder

    The DIY Busy Binder is a portable binder full of fun activities that focus on math, STEM, fine motor skills, literacy, and art. By making busy bags to go in your binder, you create fun and informative activities to occupy children on the road, while running errands, or around the house.

  • How to Keep Children Cool and Safe on Hot Playgrounds
    How to Keep Children Cool and Safe on Hot Playgrounds

    During hot summer days, playground equipment containing plastic or metal surfaces can reach temperatures of up to 160 degrees when exposed to direct sunlight. Combat these dangers by providing adequate shade for your playground to keep children cool and safe on hot days.

  • The Biggest Divider in the Achievement Gap Isn't What You Think
    The Biggest Divider in the Achievement Gap Isn't What You Think

    The achievement gap refers to persistent differences in the academic achievement of students from differing backgrounds. Children of poverty score significantly lower on tests. It is crucial that we support children and maintain high expectations for every child in order to close this gap.

The Kaplan Blog is where you'll find a wealth of fun and educational activities you can do with the children in your care. You'll also discover helpful tips and resources for creating high-quality learning environments for students and information about the latest Kaplan products.
  • From Trash to Treasure: Finding Inexpensive Materials for Your Classroom
    Five Little Monkeys DIY Busy Binder

    Decorating a classroom can be expensive. Hunting for free or inexpensive materials can make all the difference in creating a welcoming and engaging environment for your students. Learn how you can find inexpensive materials and turn trash into treasure for your classroom.

  • Get-to-Know-Me Caterpillar
    How to Keep Children Cool and Safe on Hot Playgrounds

    Looking for fun crafts to help your students get to know each other? The Get-to-Know-Me Caterpillar will help children practice their fine motor skills while getting to share a little bit about themselves. This is a great way to get to know your students as you start the new school year!

  • Throw an End-of-Summer Bash for Your Students!
    The Biggest Divider in the Achievement Gap Isn't What You Think

    Beat the back-to-school blues by throwing a party to celebrate the last days of summer. Take advantage of the sunny days, nice weather, and everything else children love about summer. This will help them say goodbye to summer break as they transition back into their schedules for school.


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