Toddler Not Listening? Try This Preschool Teacher’s Proven Strategy!

Wouldn’’t it be great if all your daycare toddlers stopped what they were doing and listened to your instructions before you switched activities? Say it and they might listen, SING IT and watch the magic happen! You have probably felt the power of song yourself if you have ever walked down a crowded city street…
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Apple Activities- Science and Math Fun for 2-4 year olds! Easy Applesauce Recipe Included

We went apple picking this fall and here are a few activity ideas you could use in your home daycare.  Our topic was apples but I also do similar activities with the topic being pumpkins or corn or even a holiday such as Halloween. I’ll show you how I involve the different age groups and…
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Is Your Play Room Setup Working for You? Or Causing Problems?

Many home daycare providers welcome new children into their daycare group every year. Once the new children are in your care for a few weeks you can tell if your playroom setup is helping you or working against you. I just changed around my playroom to reflect the new ages of my group and their…
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A Full Daycare EVERY Day! Even When A Child is at Home Sick or Away on Vacation!

One of the biggest challenges of being a home daycare provider is our fluctuating salary. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to rely on a regular pay check amount every month? Many providers have an enrolment policy that states the parents only pay for the days when their child is in care. If the…
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Valentine’s Day Felt Heart Necklace

Learn how to make a simple felt heart necklace for Valentine’s Day. This sewing project is appropriate for a child around five or six years old. You could make this gift to give to a friend as a special Valentine or wear it yourself for a Valentine’s Day party. Materials: This post includes amazon affiliate…
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Six Toddler Valentine’s Day Crafts

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. My little ones love to do crafts and I like finding simple crafts that my toddlers can participate in enthusiastically. I have six simple crafts for you today that will have your toddler’s heart happy! 1. Toilet Paper Roll Heart Stamps Gently bend the end of a toilet paper roll…
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Decorate The Felt Christmas Tree! -Toddler Activity

Children LOVE to decorate Christmas trees. Here’s a cute tree made of felt that your daycare children can decorate again and again. Felt is a great fabric because it will stick to other pieces of felt. Your children can put the felt ornaments on the felt tree and then take them off a million times…
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Easy Cardboard Tube Maze -Provides Hours of Fun!

Will you have empty wrapping paper tubes in your house soon? Wrapping paper tubes can be transformed into many different toys and endless hours of fun. Save them!  They will provide many creative activities for your daycare children. Do you have children who LOVE mazes in your home daycare? I made this cardboard tube maze…
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Five Toys With Top-Notch Play Value for 2 and 3 Year Olds

  Home daycare providers need high quality toys that are going to appeal to a wide range of ages and personality types. Toys that are solid and will stand up to repeated play without breaking or wearing out. We need toys that are versatile and can be used for a variety of games. What are…
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7 Child Proofing Ideas for Your Home Daycare Play Room

500,000 children under the age of 4 are injured in the home every year (according to a 2016 report by Child Alert). This is a shocking statistic that we as child care providers need to take seriously. Nothing is more powerful for keeping children safe as proper supervision from an attentive adult. Home child care providers…
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