When children play we often just think they're having fun, but research has shown that the benefits of play extend far beyond that in early childhood.

The Importance of Play in Early Childhood

When children play we often just think they're having fun, but research has shown that the benefits of play extend far beyond that in early childhood. Such a key resource in understanding the effects and benefits of play on early childhood development.

Creative Curriculum

Teaching Strategies mini-poster Objectives for Development Learning Standard 3 Knowledge of Standards and Assessments. Assess,compare, and contrast the effects fo various teaching strategies on individual student performance relative to content standards)

Sensory table ideas - sensory filler list, sensory tools list plus how to make it meaningful play in your early childhood classroom

Sensory Table Ideas - HUGE sensory filler & tools lists!

Sensory table ideas - sensory filler list, sensory tools list plus how to make it meaningful play in your early childhood classroom Tap the link to check out fidgets and sensory toys!

Lots of fabulous early childhood and preschool fall leaf activities

8 Easy & Inexpensive Leaf Activities that Won't Bore Your Kids

Social and Emotional Development: Skills to Expect at Different Ages - Understood

Social and Emotional Skills: What to Expect at Different Ages

Process Art In the Early Childhood Classroom - Twodaloo

Does process art have a place in the early childhood classroom? Most definitely! Here is how process art stimulates all domains of child development.

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Great info!  The Seven Domains of Early Childhood Development

Domains of Early Childhood Development

This pie chart shows the 7 domains of the early-childhood development and will inform the teacher on what specifically needs to be worked on with these preschoolers.

Have you ever met a preschooler who doesn’t like music? Maybe I’m wrong, but I think every little kid is drawn to music. There’s something about it that draws them in and points their attention at whoever is making music. Over the summer I took a class on early childhood transitions with a lot of preschool …

10 Preschool Transitions- Songs and Chants to Help Your Day Run Smoothly

In her just-released book, “The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups” (Viking), noted early childhood educator and Silliman College associate master Erika Christakis

Author Erika Christakis mounts a spirited defense of a four-letter word that, she says, isn't used nearly enough in early classrooms: play.

How to set up the science center (with freebies) in your early childhood classroom.

How to set up the Science Center in your Early Childhood Classroom

How to set up the science center (with freebies) in your early childhood classroom. One of the BEST articles I've read on science centers both general and specific. Also provides fiction and nonfiction texts to pair with the centers.

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Reframing and Renaming What We Do and Who We Are: Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century

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