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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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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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Connie Bergstein Dow’s Creative Movement Series—Part 3: Chinese New Year Celebration Dance Activity

We’re feeling pretty lucky to share this space again with guest blogger and Redleaf Press® author Connie Bergstein Dow. Connie is a source of endless ideas that not only get children moving, but also help to get them excited about … Continue reading

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Connie Bergstein Dow’s Creative Movement Series—Part 2: Tips for Introducing Creative Movement Activities

We’re very happy to welcome back guest blogger and Redleaf Press® author Connie Bergstein Dow. Connie is a source of endless ideas that not only get children moving, but also make them excited about physical activity. Connie has returned with … Continue reading

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Connie Bergstein Dow’s Creative Movement Series—Part 1: Seven Important Benefits of Movement for Young Children

We’re very happy to welcome back guest blogger and Redleaf Press® author Connie Bergstein Dow. Connie is a source of endless ideas that not only get children moving, but also help to get them excited about physical activity. Connie has … Continue reading

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Soft White Snowflakes: A Song + Movement Activitiy for Preschoolers

Our annual Mitten Tree is up and we’ve begun decorating it with snuggly hats, hand-knitted scarves, and cozy winter wear. We’ll donate the decorations to a local women’s shelter in a couple of weeks. With mittens on our minds, we … Continue reading

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