Category Archives: Activities for Educators

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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How To Make the Most of Museum Field Trips

Field trips, while being a large undertaking, are in important part of the learning process. Getting children out of the classroom and face-to-face with a topic can bring engagement to a whole new level. In honor of International Museum Day … Continue reading

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Happy Read Across America Day!

Each year on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, March 2, educators, families, children, and book lovers of all ages join forces for Read Across America Day. This annual program was started in 1998 to motivate children in every community to celebrate reading … Continue reading

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Show a little appreciation on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so many classrooms are celebrating this week, while still others will simply pass over the day in an effort to eliminate holidays from the classroom. As Julie Bisson notes in Celebrate!: An Anti-Bias … Continue reading

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Why Parent Engagement is more than a buzz word

Parent engagement is a hot topic in early childhood education and for good reason. The definition of parenting is different now than it was even a few years ago and that means it is an ever-evolving issue for educators.  One … Continue reading

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Are you celebrating Human Rights Day?

Did you know December 10th is Human Rights Day?  In fact, 2015 kicks off a year-long campaign in celebration of the 50th anniversary of two international treaties that shaped the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What does this have to … Continue reading

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Is the back-to-school glow gone? Bring the shine back

For most of us school has been back in session for several weeks. The luster of the new clothes, backpacks, and classmates has begun to wear off. So what can you do to re-engage students and get them excited to … Continue reading

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