Category Archives: Classroom Ideas

Mystery Word: An Active Way to Build Cognitive Skills

We have a great learning adventure to share today. The activity, Mystery Word, is pulled from one of our latest releases, Let’s Play, by Jeff A. Johnson and Denita Dinger. (Want to learn more about the book and its counterpart, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Insights on Brain Development from Deborah McNelis

You may have noticed that we recently added an exciting new product line to our library of resources — Brain Insights cards. Created by Deborah McNelis, each pocket-sized, age-specific Brain Insights set (there are six available!) offers 40 brain-building learning … Continue reading

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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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From the Redleaf Kitchen: Have Yourself a Merry Berry Salad

Looking for a fun and festive recipe that is easy to prepare and tastes great? Merry Berry Salad, a recipe from Cooking Is Cool: Heat-Free Recipes for Kids to Cook, is the perfect dish whether you’re serving lunch to a … Continue reading

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An Egg-cellent Science Activity

Set the table for learning! This fun activity from Incredible Edible Science provides a hands-on way to encourage children’s investigative nature and learn about the science process skill of inferring. Making inferences is a central part of a scientist’s work. … 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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5 Ways to Use Your New Redleaf Lane Poster

If you have already received your Fall 2013 Redleaf Press catalog in the mail, you probably noticed a little something extra in it — a poster featuring a scene from Evette’s Invitation, one of the new children’s books being released … Continue reading

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