Category Archives: Activities for Children

Using nature to teach math in early childhood

MATH Perhaps the only domain that gets less love from early childhood educators than science is math. How many people have said at one time or another, “I’m not a math person” or “I don’t have the math gene”? It’s … Continue reading

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Find your favorite fall titles

As the air gets chillier, the leaves shift colors, and nighttime creeps up quicker, it’s the perfect time to snuggle up to Redleaf’s newest books. These new titles hit the shelves this month, perfect timing for the chilly days to … Continue reading

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DIY Play Dough for National Play Dough Day

Friday, September 16 is National Play Dough Day, which is the perfect excuse to make some homemade play dough. The main benefit of sensory play—activities that stimulate a child’s sense of touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing— is that it’s … Continue reading

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Have some family fun with an American Adventure

August is American Adventures month and Family Fun Month, it’s the perfect excuse to take your family on a sightseeing road trip! Before children head back to school, a road trip is a cheap, fun adventure to do as a … Continue reading

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A Magnetic Moon Day Activity

As a child one of the best things to do on a warm summer night is to stare up at the moon and stars that brighten the vast night sky. For most children the moon is a mystery, where did … Continue reading

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Picture Science: Cameras and inquiry based learning

Children love nature and they love photos so why not combine the two to celebrate Nature Photography Day. Of course, the other thing kids love is asking questions so why not throw a little science inquiry into the mix? Let … Continue reading

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Take the kids on an outdoor treasure hunt

It is that time of year when we are all itching to get outdoors. Spring is upon us, summer is just around the corner, and it is the perfect time to take your lessons into nature – Great Outdoors Month! … Continue reading

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