Tag Archives: two-year-olds

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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Three Tips to Advocate for Play

As an early childhood professional, you know the important role that play has in children’s lives. Children’s play is focused, purposeful, and full of learning. As children play, they master motor development, learn language and social skills, think creatively, and … Continue reading

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What Should You Do When a Toddler Bites?

Biting is a problem that can affect any toddler. It’s also a serious, complicated issue that brings frustration to the biter, the one who was bitten, parents, and child care providers. In her popular classroom handbook, Gretchen Kinnell offers technique-building … 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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Outdoor Learning and Fun with Children

Spring brings a medley of weather conditions, but no matter what’s happening outside your door, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the turning of seasons with children. We put together a list of fun, simple, and low-cost activities and … Continue reading

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Snack Ideas

Over on our Facebook page, we asked teachers, caregivers, and parents to share the most popular healthy snacks and special treats among the children in their lives. We got so many great responses that we thought we’d compile the ideas … Continue reading

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