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The Bumblebee—A Movement Activity + Song for Toddlers

Toddlers need—and love—to move! Young children are ready to use their muscles and minds as they stretch, dance, wiggle, explore, and move. In this fun activity, children pretend to be bumblebees buzzing around the room. As you sing the song, … Continue reading

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Seven Animal-Based Authentic Learning Experience Ideas

From family pets and wild animals to toys, stuffed animals, and media portrayals, animals are a central part of every child’s landscape. What is it that makes animals so appealing to children, and how can you use that interest to … Continue reading

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Dig Into Our Latest Release!

What’s blooming at Redleaf Press? Gardening with Young Children, that’s what! Our latest release is packed with information and inspiration to help you immerse children in gardening and outdoor learning experiences—green thumb or a perfect plot of land not required. … Continue reading

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Celebrate Our New Children’s Books!

Hey, Twin Citians and friends planning to be in the area: Join us on April 19 as we celebrate our new line of children’s books. It’ll be fun for all ages and features story time with author Mike Huber, giveaways, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Silently Watching by Tamar Jacobson, PhD

We’re very happy to welcome back a familiar face around these parts. Guest blogger Tamar Jacobson, PhD, is sharing another insightful post—this one on the complex, delicate, and critical dynamics of interpersonal communication between children and adults. In addition to … Continue reading

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From the Redleaf Kitchen: A Nutrition-Packed Salad Pocket

March is National Nutrition Month, a time to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating habits. As an early childhood professional, you play an important role in helping children cultivate healthy food choices. … Continue reading

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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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