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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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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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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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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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