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Outdoor Classroom Project :: The Outdoor Classroom

Outdoor Classroom Project :: The Outdoor Classroom | TOP 5: Teaching and Learning in Childcare | Scoop.it
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There are so many benefits from children being outside......no matter the weather! The idea of an outdoor classroom where you can set up learning centers such as reading, art, blocks, and dramatic play outside has always been interesting to me. This website shows the characteristics and benefits of having an outdoor classroom.

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Sensory Play Activites for Babies ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose

Sensory Play Activites for Babies ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose | TOP 5: Teaching and Learning in Childcare | Scoop.it
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This blog is one that I have used for sensory ideas and simple activities for infants. Recipes, collections, sensory bins, and activities that promote positive development are found in this blog.

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Baby Sign Language Introduction - My Baby Can Talk

Sign language gives babies and parents an effective way to communicate at an early age. Babies who use sign language tend to speak sooner with larger vocabul...
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Using sign language in an infant classroom takes a lot of the guesswork and frustration out of the day. Infants are able to communicate their needs and wants such as more, all done, eat, and help. Manners are introduced early with please and thank you and yes and no.  

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Technology and Young Children | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

Technology and Young Children | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC | TOP 5: Teaching and Learning in Childcare | Scoop.it
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This PDF explain when used intentionally and appropriately, technology and interactive media are effective tools to support learning and development. It also includes special considerations that must be given to the use of technology with infants and toddlers. I found it very helpful in the beginning of this course.

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How To Hellp Infants And Children Develop Their Gross Motor Skills …

This was created for daycare providers, but provides good tips for families as well on exercises for normal development.
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This slide share has been very helpful to me in the past while working wit infants. Even infants who do not appear to have motor delays will benefit from some of the exercises.

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