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Ocean Process Art
When the temperature rises, nothing sounds more inviting than a trip to the beach!  Sadly, not every preschool is blessed with a beachfront view.  To bring the ocean indoors, cool off with this amazing Ocean Process Art activity.  All it takes are a few simple supplies and the classroom gets a refreshing underwater feel! Supplies... Read More » The post Ocean Process Art appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Chickpea Sensory Play – Heavy Work for Active Kids
Sensory learning is so important for young children. Digging in the garden, splashing in a mud puddle, or playing in the sandbox are all great ways to do this outdoors, but what about on a rainy day? That’s where these beautiful rainbow chickpeas come in! Chickpea Sensory Play Idea These rainbow chickpeas are amazing for... Read More » The post Chickpea Sensory Play – Heavy Work for Active Kids appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Bulletin Board Ideas for the Preschool Classroom
Bulletin Board Ideas Interactive bulletin boards are a fantastic way to utilize vertical classroom wall space while allowing young students to move, cooperate, and learn in a developmentally appropriate way. Are you ready to get started with interactive bulletin boards, but you’re unsure of what they would look like or how the children could learn... Read More » The post Bulletin Board Ideas for the Preschool Classroom appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Alphabet Matching – Sensory Play Center
Young children need LOTS of exposure to letters in order to master the alphabet. They begin learning the alphabet by recognizing the first letter of their names and then move on to other letter knowledge. Skilled teachers understand that acquiring letter knowledge is a lengthy developmental process for most children; they need multiple, creative, and... Read More » The post Alphabet Matching – Sensory Play Center appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Kindness Counts – 6 Preschool Books on Being a Friend
Friendship is an abstract concept for little minds to grasp.  What does a friend do?  What does being a good friend look, sound and feel like?  Thankfully, there are amazing books out there to help!  Check out these five amazing books on being kind and being a better friend. Preschool Books About Friendship and Being... Read More » The post Kindness Counts – 6 Preschool Books on Being a Friend appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Nursery Rhyme Interactive Bulletin Board
Hickory dickory dock, This bulletin board really rocks, It’s learning fun for everyone Hickory dickory dock. Nursery Rhyme Bulletin Board Bulletin boards don’t have to be “display only!”  This interactive bulletin board covers number matching, counting, telling time, rhyming and reading and doesn’t need to take up even an inch of precious floor space!  And,... Read More » The post Nursery Rhyme Interactive Bulletin Board appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Hop to It! 5 Books about Crickets and Grasshoppers
Children are fascinated by insects of all kinds, but particularly ones they can find in their own yard.  Grasshoppers are dramatic jumpers and easy to catch, while crickets provide a familiar song on a warm summer night.  These books will get your preschoolers “hopping” on board to learning about insects!   Little Cricket’s Song by... Read More » The post Hop to It! 5 Books about Crickets and Grasshoppers appeared first on Play to Learn.
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7 Beautiful Butterfly Books for the Preschool Classroom
Caterpillars and butterflies are amazing.  For preschool students, they’re perfect for teaching about so many science topics from metamorphosis to camouflage.  Thankfully, they’re also intriguing, colorful and easy to raise in a classroom.  And of course, there are dozens of butterfly books!  Try one of these favorite butterfly books in your preschool classroom. Butterfly Books... Read More » The post 7 Beautiful Butterfly Books for the Preschool Classroom appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Wordless Picture Books
“A picture is worth a thousand words.”  Wordless and nearly-wordless picture books are an amazing addition to the early childhood classroom. It can be intimidating to have a story with no words sitting in front of you. However, to the students, this is an open invitation to explore the illustrations and make up their own... Read More » The post Wordless Picture Books appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Rhyming Baskets: Interactive Preschool Bulletin Board
How do you use the wall space in your classroom? Is it for displays? Soley to hang artwork? Cluttered with posters? It doesn’t have to be that way. Think of your wall space as an additional learning space and create an interactive preschool bulletin board like this “A Tisket – A Tasket” rhyming board. Preschool... Read More » The post Rhyming Baskets: Interactive Preschool Bulletin Board appeared first on Play to Learn.
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