Sand and Water Fun

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The first day of summer is just a few days away, and that means it’s probably about time to plan that trip to the beach. Or the pool. Or maybe just a short trip to the sprinkler and sandbox in the backyard. Regardless of where you choose to enjoy the warm weather, rest assured that […]

Backyard Fun with the Family

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We wait all year for this. The snow is melted, the clouds are dissipating, and the stores are starting to restock their sunscreen. That’s right…summer is upon us! Just in time for the beginning of summer, Father’s Day is just around the corner. Sure, dad loves to sit on the couch with the A/C on […]

Why Sensory Time Is Important

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Sensory play is such an important asset to a young child’s education. Through sensory play, children learn so much about themselves and the world around them. Children take in the world using touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Through all these avenues, they are able to learn the complexities of the world. Because there are five different senses […]

Promoting Healthy Eating

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In our ever-increasing fast food society, it’s more important than ever to promote healthy eating for our children. Childhood obesity is on the rise which brings such problems as cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance (an early sign of diabetes), osteoarthritis, and disability. While young obese children are at risk for all of these things, it is […]

Outdoor Games for Preschoolers

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There is an endless world of opportunities outdoors. Whether armed with your favorite toy, a ball, a stick, or nothing at all, the world is at your fingertips when you step outside! Many kids love playing outdoors, and that’s a great thing. Our children learn so much about the world around them when play outdoors. They […]

Classroom Magnetic Experiments

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Magnets are a spectacular way to have fun while learning about science! Kids of all ages can enjoy playing with magnets and learning all about how they work. Big thanks to Synonym and BrainPOP for the following suggestions on how to learn and have fun with magnets at home and in the classroom! Measuring Magnetic […]