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Preschool

How to Set-Up a Post Office Dramatic Play Area

How to Set-Up a Post Office Dramatic Play Area

Dramatic play is an extremely valuable part of early learning. Encouraging children to be creative and use their imagination positively enhances their educational experience. There are endless possibilities for dramatic play areas that will engage them in learning how to role play, improving their social skills, and enhancing their ability to pretend. In this article,
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10 Indoor Rainy Day Games for Toddlers

10 Indoor Rainy Day Games for Toddlers

Rain, rain, go away; come again another day! When the weather isn’t cooperating, toddlers can become bored or anxious being stuck inside. Because finding fun activities for children to do inside can sometimes be a challenge, here are ten indoor rainy day games for toddlers.  


How to Set Up the Preschool Classroom Library

How to Set Up the Preschool Classroom Library

  A functional and organized library is essential for every preschool center. Having a place where children can discover and explore all types of books fosters both independent and group learning. By creating a warm and inviting reading area, preschoolers are more likely to take advantage of the classroom library.  


10 Sensory Table Ideas for Toddlers

10 Sensory Table Ideas for Toddlers

Sensory tables originally started out as sand and water tables. These pieces that were originally designed to facilitate early learning through the use of sand and water are now much more than that. With the growing number of schools and homes incorporating sensory tables in the beginning stages of learning, engaging toddlers in sensory play
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How to Ease Separation Anxiety in Toddlers and Infants

How to Ease Separation Anxiety in Toddlers and Infants

  When separated from the person with whom they are attached, it is common for infants and toddlers to display cautious or panicky reactions. This is known as separation anxiety. Separation anxiety begins to appear around 6-8 months of age, while peaking between 14 and 18 months. Throughout infancy and the preschool period, separation anxiety
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7 Tips for Welcoming Children and Families to Preschool

7 Tips for Welcoming Children and Families to Preschool

Starting preschool can be an overwhelming life event, not only for the child, but the parents, as well. Here are seven tips to help welcome families and make that transition a little easier.


How to Choose Preschool Classroom Furniture

How to Choose Preschool Classroom Furniture

Preschool is one of the first places to introduce a classroom setting to early learners. Providing a space that is child-friendly allows children to make the most of their early education. The space should be bright and colorful inviting preschoolers in and keeping their attention. Furniture should be size appropriate and set up in a
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How to Create a Beach Dramatic Play Area

How to Create a Beach Dramatic Play Area

  Let’s go to the shore! By setting up a beach themed dramatic play area, children can enjoy the surf and sand no matter what time of year. Winter or spring, rain or shine, spending “a day at the beach” will get little learners to engage in role-playing and make-believe. These actions are essential to
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How to Create a Music Center

  During early childhood, exploring music can enhance children’s ability to express themselves through voice and body. Music allows for the discovery of sound, movement, and self-expression at any age. Creating an early learning music center gives young children the opportunity to appreciate and value the role that music plays in everyday life.


3 Easy Playdough Recipes for Toddlers

  Playdough is a simple and fun way for preschool age children to learn through the use of hands-on creation. Creative imaginations explode with ideas of what to make, shape, stretch, and mold this medium into. The options are limitless!