Category Archives: Child Development

Five Hands-On Activities to Help Children Learn Health and Wellness Concepts

Teaching children about topics related to their physical and emotional health is an important task, one that builds the foundation for habits that contribute to lifelong wellness. If you’re looking for developmentally appropriate ways to introduce and teach preschoolers and … Continue reading

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Three Tips to Advocate for Play

As an early childhood professional, you know the important role that play has in children’s lives. Children’s play is focused, purposeful, and full of learning. As children play, they master motor development, learn language and social skills, think creatively, and … Continue reading

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What Should You Do When a Toddler Bites?

Biting is a problem that can affect any toddler. It’s also a serious, complicated issue that brings frustration to the biter, the one who was bitten, parents, and child care providers. In her popular classroom handbook, Gretchen Kinnell offers technique-building … Continue reading

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National Bullying Prevention Month: The Kindness Pledge

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a nationwide movement to raise awareness on the (unfortunately) widespread topic of bullying. Today, we’re sharing an activity from The Kindness Curriculum by Judith Anne Rice, a resource filled with activities designed to help … Continue reading

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10 More Things to Do Outside This Summer

Last month, we shared ten outdoor activity ideas, and we’re back today with ten more. These ideas support active play and provide rich, experience-based learning that engages children’s senses, enhances motor skills, and drives growth. Soak up what’s left of … Continue reading

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10 Things To Do Outside With Kids This Summer

1. Use Water + Sponges to Teach Science and Math Skills Fill one bucket half full of water, and leave a second bucket empty. Show children how submerging a sponge into the first bucket soaks up water. Transfer the water … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Productive Passion or Distracting Obsession? What To Do When Children Have an Intense Interest in Just One Thing

We’re excited to welcome today’s guest blogger, Ann Gadzikowski, MEd, author of Story Dictation: A Guide for Early Childhood Professionals and Challenging Exceptionally Bright Children in Early Childhood Classrooms. As early childhood coordinator for the Center for Talent Development at … Continue reading

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