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Preschool science activities

Preschool science activities | Preschool | Scoop.it
Preschool science activities and scienced-based tips on how to teach science to young children.
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Eileen Otero's curator insight, June 28, 2015 12:25 PM

Look into Preschool STEM programs in your area for help teaching science to young children

Samantha Brooks's curator insight, October 18, 2015 5:56 AM

Great ideas for creative science ideas for young children

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Preschool Online Games That Are Fun For Children

Preschool Online Games That Are Fun For Children | Preschool | Scoop.it
I have a 20 month old daughter that requires me to keep her entertained. I don’t know if all young ones act this way but mine loves the computer, TV and DVD player.
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Preschool Tests Take Time Away from Play--and Learning: Scientific American

Preschool Tests Take Time Away from Play--and Learning: Scientific American | Preschool | Scoop.it
The trend in early education is to move from a play-based curriculum to a more school-like environment of directed learning. But is earlier better? And better at what?
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Early Childhood Development Education | Childhood Educators | Lifelong Learn

Early Childhood Development Education | Childhood Educators | Lifelong Learn | Preschool | Scoop.it
Lifelong Learn offers expert early childhood development education from professional childhood educators led by Dr. Crowther, Executive Director.
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Education World: Early Childhood Activity Bank

Education World: Early Childhood Activity Bank | Preschool | Scoop.it

Sue LaBella, Education World's early childhood editor, has created hundreds of activities for use across the year and the curriculum.

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Barn Animal Coloring Book for Preschoolers | Education.com

A big red barn and bold animal colors will bring your preschooler closer to nature while learning the names and sounds of each of the animals that live on the farm.
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Do Early Childhood Educators Need a Bachelor’s Degree? | NewAmerica.net

Do Early Childhood Educators Need a Bachelor’s Degree? | NewAmerica.net | Preschool | Scoop.it

A new paper by Sara Mead and Kevin Carey, “Beyond Bachelor’s: The Case for Charter Colleges of Early Childhood Education,” has ignited a lively debate. Mead and Carey propose that states should create new organizations to meet the unique educational needs of professionals working with children from birth through pre-k: charter colleges of early childhood education, which would award teaching credentials based on demonstrated skills instead of on coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree.

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Preschool science and sensory with balloons and water

Preschool science and sensory with balloons and water | Preschool | Scoop.it

"This week, we have been exploring water balloons..."


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Exploring shapes on the table in preschool

Exploring shapes on the table in preschool | Preschool | Scoop.it
A terrific and simple activity for promoting shapes sorting, matching, and patterning!Read more...

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Fall Butterfly Craft | No Time For Flash Cards

Fall Butterfly Craft | No Time For Flash Cards | Preschool | Scoop.it

Leaf Butterfly. The book Leaf Man inspired this craft.

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How does Obama want to reshape preschools? Education Department shows its hand.

Reshaping preschool education in America.

 

With the new guidelines for the competition, called the Early Learning Challenge, ...the administration wants states to develop a public rating and improvement system for early-childhood programs.

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12 Ways to Engage Your Preschooler with Literature | Education.com

12 Ways to Engage Your Preschooler with Literature | Education.com | Preschool | Scoop.it

Here are twelve ways to engage your preschooler, every time you open a book."

Fill Your Shelves. Make Predictions. Let Your Child Choose. Make it a Conversation. Make Connections. Have Fun with Words. Consider the Author. Introduce Key Concepts. Be a Model. Act It Out. Be The Illustrator. Refer Back.

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For the Love of Play: Active Listening Does Not Require Sitting "Criss-Cross Applesauce"

Today, I came across a poster that a preschool teacher had posted that had a child sitting with his legs crossed and the words "Good Listening" written across the top of the poster. There were then labels pointing to various parts of the child with what the teacher had determined to be traits necessary for "good listening".

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Preschool Tests Take Time Away from Play--and Learning: Scientific American

Preschool Tests Take Time Away from Play--and Learning: Scientific American | Preschool | Scoop.it
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Crafts for Kids | Easy Crafts for every Holiday and Season

Crafts for Kids | Easy Crafts for every Holiday and Season | Preschool | Scoop.it
Free kids craft ideas including free printables, holiday crafts, coloring pages and more!
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Preschool bulletin board ideas: Things that hop - by Suzanne Rose - Helium

From frogs to rabbits, things that hop fascinate young preschoolers. This can be a fun subject for a preschool bulletin board.
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How to Choose a Preschool | Articles Place

A preschool is where your child can learn the most, as he or she is capable of imbibing a great deal of information at this age.
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Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog: A Magnetic Attraction

Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog: A Magnetic Attraction | Preschool | Scoop.it

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Our color books in preschool

Our color books in preschool | Preschool | Scoop.it
There are some things we do on a weekly basis. Our color books are part of our regular curriculum. Each week we choose a new color but the process is pretty much the same...



Our color books are premade for now.Read more...

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The importance of Early Years education

Evidence of the importance of high-quality Early Years education, particularly for the most disadvantaged.
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What Makes Some Preschools Better Than Others?

What Makes Some Preschools Better Than Others? | Preschool | Scoop.it
It might seem like preschool is all about naps and playtime, but the latest research shows that early classroom experiences can have a major impact on later learning and academic performance, especially when it comes to language.
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Why attend preschool?

Why attend preschool? | Preschool | Scoop.it

Many parents wonder, at some point: What is preschool all about?

 

Preschool can help foster a positive attitude between child and teacher
Preschool can help foster friendships between like peers
Preschool can help foster friendships between peers of different backgrounds, cultures
Preschool focuses on hands-on activities - arts, crafts, pencil holding, cutting, coloring, manipulating playdough and so on...

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