Category Archives: Articles For Early Childhood Educators

Win $100 Worth Of Small Muscle Development Toys In October


On October 31, 2016, I am giving away $100.00 worth of new, unopened small muscle development toys and a free workshop to one lucky person.  You can check them out below.  Five other fortunate people will win a free workshop.

Here are the goodies!!

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Chalk-a-Doos 52 Piece Sidewalk Chalk Set for ages 3-300


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Skoolzy Montessori Toys for Toddlers – Learning Colors Sorting and Shapes Matching Wooden Box – Fine Motor Skills for Preschoolers and Kindergarten


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Deluxe Peg Board Set – Montessori Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Toy for Toddlers and Preschoolers with 50 Pegs for Color Recognition Sorting & Counting


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Small Muscle Development
This workshop is appropriate for parents and educators who work with children from birth to kindergarten


How can you win this super duper grand prize? All you need to do is share tried and true ideas that you have used in your classroom! That’s it!

The person who posts the most ideas from October 1st through 31st, 2016 will win the all of the neato-keen stuff for their classroom.

The people who come in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place will win a free Small Muscle Development Workshop ($16.00 value).

Here are the nitty gritty details:

  •  You will need to create a free user account.
  • Go to http://perpetualpreschool.com/wp-login.php?action=register
  • Follow the instructions to create an account (it’s free).
  • Check the email you used for your account for a confirmation.
  • Sign into your account.
  • Click on the little house with the phrase The Perpetual Preschool next to it.  You can also go to http://perpetualpreschool.com.
  • Click on the CATEGORY box in the left column.
  • Peruse all of the different categories and themes.
  • When you are ready to add an idea, click on LEAVE A COMMENT or scroll to the end of the page.
  • Type in an idea that you have used in your classroom that pertains to the theme.
  • All of the ideas you post must be written in your own words.  You cannot copy and paste ideas from other websites.  You cannot submit the same idea 100 times.  Do not copy and past ideas that are already posted on The Perpetual Preschool.  Plagiarism will disqualify you instantly from the contest.
  • At 12:00 midnight on October 31st, I will check to see who has posted the most ideas.  The winners will be notified by the end of the day on November 1st, 2016 by email and on the home page of The Perpetual Preschool.
  • I take your privacy seriously.  Your information will not ever be shared or sold to anyone else.  Check out the Privacy Policy for more information.
  • If you have any questions at all, please go to http://perpetualpreschool.com/contact-us-page/ and drop me an email.

All They Do Is Play!


“All my child does is play at preschool!  They are not learning anything!”  How many times have you heard similar statements come from the parents in your classroom?  The two articles below addresses the importance of play in early childhood development.  Feel free to print them out and distribute them to the parents in your classroom.

Play Contributes To A Child’s Development By…

Types Of Play

Printable Fall Curriculum


Printable Fall Curriculum


Click on the links below for printable Fall curriculum ideas to use in your classroom.  You can also share these activities with parents in a newsletter or at your open house!


Tree Ideas

Labor Day Curriculum

Helping Traumatized Children


Fires, floods, drought, and violence…

Right now, part of our country is experiencing unimaginable flooding.  Another part of the country is under one of the worst drought and fire seasons ever.  There is violence all around.  As educators, how do we respond to the children in our care that have been affected by the direct or indirect trauma of our times?

The article below gives down to earth ideas on how to deal with traumatized children in your classroom.

Helping Traumatized Children: A Brief Overview for Caregivers