Fun Indoor Activities to Do with Kids

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!

Free Online Child Care Training Course: Playing Outdoors

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.

How to Manage Stress in Childcare

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.

The Benefits of Play in Early Childhood

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.

Music and Movement Activities for Children

Music and move­ment are an essen­tial part of any ear­ly child­hood pro­gram, and they can be enjoy­able for chil­dren and adults alike. 

Block Play in Child Care: Spatial Reasoning Skills for Young Children

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. 

The Benefits of Relaxation in Child Care

Look­ing for a new child­care train­ing course or annu­al train­ing hours? Take our five clock-hour course Child Abuse and Neglect: A Care­giver’s Guide to Adverse Child­hood Expe­ri­ences. Take this course to learn ways to rec­og­nize forms of child abuse, neglect, and oth­er adverse child­hood expe­ri­ences (ACEs) includ­ing house­hold dys­func­tion and expo­sure to racism, as wellCon­tin­ue read­ing “The Ben­e­fits of Relax­ation in Child Care”

How to Have a Successful Circle Time

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?

Achoo! What to Do About Environmental Allergies in Child Care

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? 

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