Teaching Gratitude to Children

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, gratitude is a hot topic for American parents and educators. According to polls, 4 out of 5 parents think their children aren’t thankful enough. But gratitude isn’t something that comes naturally — it has … READ MORE

6 Fun Autumn Activities for Preschoolers in 2022

Looking for some educational preschool activities to keep your students entertained this autumn? You can spark curiosity and inspire learning in young children with activities that are educational, engaging, and fun. These activities can also help prepare your students for … READ MORE

Teaching Outside: A Guide to Lesson Planning

More than half of American parents (55%) believe their children aren’t spending enough time outside. Many parents believe (rightfully so) that playing outside will help their children get some fresh air, get away from their digital devices, and get some … READ MORE

Grant Funding: Everything You Need to Know

  One study showed that only about 40% of 3 and 4-year-olds in the US attended preschool. As an early educator, you’re determined to improve this statistic and offer young children high-quality education. But, building the facility and play areas gets expensive … READ MORE

6 Back to School Tips to Set You Up for Success

In the United States, 49.4 million children prekindergarten through 12th grade attend public school each year. Your child may be entering school for the first time or going back. Either way, preparing your children for back to school can be … READ MORE

4 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July

The promise of fireworks at night makes it challenging to keep your child busy during the day on the 4th of July. As a parent, it can be difficult to think of activities that are both fun and educational. After … READ MORE

Ideas for Gifts From the Garden Month

Presents from Mother Nature If you’ve never spent time in the garden with your children or students, you’re missing out on a rich experience.  Who doesn’t enjoy the aroma of sun-kissed soil? Or the sight of raindrops dripping from the … READ MORE

The Power of Visual Storytelling

Can you remember your experiences as a young learner? If anything stands out, it might be your favorite picture books. You were likely a recipient of the gift of visual learning. You may even now have a tendency to prefer … READ MORE

Spring Activities for Preschoolers

A recent study found that preschool-aged children do not spend nearly enough time outside as they should. Children should spend at least two hours a day playing and exploring the outdoors; however, most students are cooped up inside. Since it’s spring, … READ MORE

The Benefits of Outdoor Play

Did you know that only about 30 percent of children play outside every day? Outside play is crucial to a child’s health and development. Even though it may look like a child is just playing on the swings or doing … READ MORE