Insights and Inspirations

Our Insights & Inspirations are full of resource articles designed with you in mind! You’ll find classroom management tips, classroom setup suggestions, ideas to support all learners, and current education trends—all with shopping and product guides to help you along the way.
  • DIY Mud Kitchen Play Food
    DIY Mud Kitchen Play Food

    Spark children's imaginations with DIY Mud Kitchen Play Food! Perfect for indoor or outdoor play, ordinary stones are turned into painted masterpieces that represent all types of food, such as apples, broccoli, and ice cream. It's a great way to encourage creativity and collaborative play.

  • Helping Students with ASD Build Social Skills
    Helping Students with ASD Build Social Skills

    Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may struggle to communicate with others. Help children with ASD become better communicators and develop their social skills by practicing body language and facial expressions and using the other valuable tips featured in this article.

  • Cloud in a Jar Science Activity
    Cloud in a Jar Science Activity

    Learn about cloud formation with this fun science activity! You and your students can make your own clouds with just a few materials: a mason jar with lid, hot water, ice cubes, and hair spray. Children will love watching the clouds form and escape from the jar. Extend learning by reading Little Cloud.

  • Exploring STEM Concepts in Spring
    Exploring STEM Concepts in Spring

    Spring provides lots of wonderful learning opportunities for children. With flowers blooming and temperatures warming, there are a variety of ways you can explore STEM concepts with your students. Gardening and color mixing are just a few examples of STEM-related learning opportunities.

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.
  • Cherry Blossom Salt Art (Free Printable!)
    DIY Mud Kitchen Play Food

    Celebrate the spring season and learn about the National Cherry Blossom Festival with this fun salt art craft! All you need is card stock, glue, salt, liquid watercolors, watercolor brushes, and our free printable for you and your students to make your own Cherry Blossom Salt Art!

  • 2018 Tillywig Award Winners
    Helping Students with ASD Build Social Skills

    We’re excited to announce that six Kaplan-exclusive products won a Tillywig Award from the prestigious Tillywig Toy and Media Awards. The awards are based on a variety of factors, such as ease of first use, replay value, and quality and appearance among others.

  • Furnishing Your Classroom for Fun
    Cloud in a Jar Science Activity

    Looking to refurnish your preschool classroom or center this summer? Check out this list of our top five favorite furniture pieces. From a beautiful dress-up center to convenient storage pieces and flexible seating, we have the furniture options you’re looking for!

  • Using Play to Support STEM Learning
    Exploring STEM Concepts in Spring

    Learn about the importance of play and how it can be used to support STEM learning in the classroom with this blog post. We provide tips for facilitating learning through play and spotlight LEGO Education® STEAM Park as our featured product.

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