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Physical Activity Important in Your Classroom

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports month, so this month’s blog focuses on physical fitness in the classroom.  Everyone knows that being physically active is good for you. There are obvious benefits to being active.  For instance, it helps

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What Happens to Your Children When They Play Outside?

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It’s summer! It’s beautiful! Kids should be outside enjoying the warm weather and fresh air. If you feel that your kids are spending too much time inside, you may be right! There has been a significant decline in the time

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What Has Happened to Our Children’s Fine Motor Skills?

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Teachers nationwide are finding that more and more children are entering Kindergarten without the fine motor skills necessary to grip markers, hold their paper still while coloring, or cut and glue shapes. Teachers must take time out from their lessons

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Using Building Blocks to Create a High-Quality Early Education Program

What makes a preschool program high quality? The research points to 10 areas that produce programs with the most positive results. Here are a few that can be incorporated into your classroom now.

Posted in ELL/ESL, Literacy & Language, Music & Movement, Parent Involvement, Physical Education, Professional Development, Social & Emotional Behavior, What's New

Social-Emotional Learning and Its Connection to Life-long Success

Putting together a comprehensive program for your PreK or Kindergarten class that touches on all the social and emotional skills can be daunting. There are so many issues to address and so many ways to do it. Luckily there are some resources out there to help you.

Posted in Physical Education, Social & Emotional Behavior, What's New