Are you looking for fun indoor activities for kids and young children in child care or at home? We know that caregivers are always looking for new activities that will spark children’s imagination. Try out some of the below art activities and physical activities for kids, and let us know how they go!
Play offers many benefits for young children, and the outdoors offers limitless possibilities for children’s play. As a result, outdoor play is important even when the weather isn’t perfect.
When a stressful situation arises, it can feel overwhelming to manage it on top of your regular day-to-day responsibilities. By identifying the source of stress and being strategic with your problem solving, you can help avoid stressful situations in the future and become more efficient at managing stress.
Play accelerates children’s brain development and promotes learning in all domains. You can play an important role in promoting the benefits of children’s play by selecting appropriate play materials, providing an exciting learning environment, and being responsive to children’s interests.
Although time-out may sound effective in that it removes a child from a challenging situation, it does nothing to prepare the child for navigating such situations in the future.
Music and movement are an essential part of any early childhood program, and they can be enjoyable for children and adults alike.
Educators have long recognized that the block center is one of the most important learning centers in an early childhood setting. Among the many types of blocks to choose from, unit blocks are the most essential.
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Gather round! It’s circle time! Circle time is a ritual that early childhood programs often use for setting up the beginning of the day and marking the end of the day. So, how do you plan a successful circle time?
Dust mites, pet and animal dander, pollen, and insect stings are all environmental allergens that frequent early childhood programs. So, how can we reduce children’s exposure to environmental allergies in child care?