Tag Archives: physical activity ideas

“I spent years gently reminding children that we don’t play that way inside.”

Guest Post: Embracing Rough-and-Tumble Play By Mike Huber Click to watch a short video with author Mike Huber to see what rough-and-tumble play looks like, and read more below to learn to use it in your program! Embracing rough and tumble … Continue reading

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How I helped a child overcome fear by not helping

Jarrod Green, early childhood educator and author of I’m OK! Building Resilience through Physical Play, shares a personal experience helping one of his littles overcome fear, and gain confidence through self-help. *Names have been changed to protect the brave. Sliding Towards … 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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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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