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Preschool Teacher Humor

This is my preschool teacher humor story.   I teach one of the pre-k classes at a private preschool and ...
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Common Challenges, Varied Solutions

Earlier this spring, I had dinner with some new friends who, like my husband and me, are parents of a ...
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Separation Anxiety Tips

Separation anxiety...  Nothing is more exciting and terrifying than the first day of school. Many of the children who come ...
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Preschool Transitions: Clean Up Time

Preschool Transitions: Clean Up Time Another variation on getting the children to clean up, pretending to be vacuum cleaners: I ...
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Family Time with Apps: A Guide to Using Apps with Your Kids

When we think of apps for kids, we often think of games for either entertainment or learning. But apps aren’t ...
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Diversity: Brought to you by the letter E: Exposure & Empathy

Thanks to the wonderful Dr. Jessica Piotrowski on behalf of the Center for Research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media ...
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Princess Constance Tub a Thump

It's Daylene again 😎 I had a ton of people ask about my post entitled "Dance in the Rain." Many ...
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Free Downloadable Summer Games

Can you believe we only have two more months of Summer?  Where has the time gone?  Soon, we will be ...
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FREE Printable Behavior Charts for Home and School

ACN Latitudes is a fantastic website where you can download hundreds of free behavior charts to be used at home ...
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Dance in the Rain

Twelve years ago, I was well on my way to teaching early childhood education full-time in a college or university ...
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Celebrating High Chair Philosophers

What do sippy cups have to do with STEM learning? Definitely more than you might think, says Elisabeth McClure, recent ...
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Can Typical Educational Games Support Learning Within Curriculum?

The potential of digital games for education is enhanced by the fact that digital games are everywhere. In 2008, the Pew ...
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Introducing the Diversity Sauce Podcast

Recently, with support from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, the Kids’ Inclusive and Diverse Media Action Project (KIDMAP) relaunched the former Diversity ...
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Grow Jack’s Beanstalk in Your Classroom!

 RSS From Literacy Launchpad When I do one of my fairy tale units with my students, I tell them the ...
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Make a Play Mat! Build Letter Knowledge!

From Literacy Launchpad My Little Reader has been really into Tonka's Chuck Trucks lately. They have a Chuck Truck show ...
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Try These Ideas to Kick Off Summer Reading Fun!

Need to kickstart your summer of reading with your kids or students? Try these ideas! ...
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6 Beach Books + Literacy Skill-Building Activities!

Anybody else planning a trip to the beach this summer? Ocean? Lake? Pond? A DIY beach in your backyard? Or ...
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Creating Captive Readers

   I have been anxiously anticipating the newest edition of Jim Trelease's Read Aloud Handbook. The waiting has reminded me ...
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Pen Pals! A Great Way to Keep Them Writing This Summer!

Enjoy this flashback tip I shared last summer! My lovely cousin, Holly, asked me if my kids would like to ...
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Summer Boredom Buster: Make Your Own Board Game!

For some parts of the country, school is just letting out for the summer. In other parts, like where I ...
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Read About Robots, Make Robots

... We've been doing just that all month long! There are too many fun robot books to not have a ...
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