Tag Archives: tips and hints

Summer skin safety tips

Summer is nearly here and that means more sunshine and playing outdoors. That also means we must be even more aware of protecting the delicate skin of the little ones around us. So here are a few fun cartoons to … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Do You Have a Visit Plan?

If you are a family child care (in-home daycare) provider, you are most likely all too familiar with the pressures felt when it comes to being prepared for and receiving visits from licensors, food program representatives, coaches, and other people … 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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Guest Blog: Productive Passion or Distracting Obsession? What To Do When Children Have an Intense Interest in Just One Thing

We’re excited to welcome today’s guest blogger, Ann Gadzikowski, MEd, author of Story Dictation: A Guide for Early Childhood Professionals and Challenging Exceptionally Bright Children in Early Childhood Classrooms. As early childhood coordinator for the Center for Talent Development at … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Earth Day! A Great Activity for Kids

Get ready for Earth Day by helping children make recycling bins! Easily constructed with grocery bags and discarded paper scraps, they provide a great opportunity to introduce children to the concept of recycling and spark their interest in caring for … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: From the Desk of a Former Intern

Today, our special guest blogger is Elena F., a former Redleaf Press intern. We liked her so much that we kept on board as an editorial assistant and then asked her to write a blog post, which she was kind … Continue reading

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Quick and Fun Pi Day (3.14) Activity for Young Children

Happy Pi Day! Pi (π) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159, or 3.14, which matches today’s date. You could … Continue reading

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