Letter ‘L” -Letter of the Week

Welcome to letter “L” week!  This week the children and I made the letter L into a lion for our letter craft. Our inspiration came from The Vintage Umbrella. We read our letter L books and talked about the sound that letter L makes. Letter L is one of those letters that has the letter sound within…
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Snowy Owl Preschool Craft

We received our first big snowfall here today!  The children played outside happily until everyone was chilly and wet.  Then it was time for a warm snack and a snow themed craft.  Rockabye Butterfly posted this art lesson recently called Ripped Paper Owl Art.  My children love her art projects because they always include a…
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Letter “K” -Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to letter K week!  Both of our letter books (AlphaTales link) featured a kangaroo for letter K so we decided to make our letter K craft into a mother and baby kangaroo.  Our inspiration came from Mommy.Nanny.Guru this week. I talked about the sound of letter K and the kids and I brainstormed a handful…
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Mabel’s Labels are Magnificent! Quick Tip for Your Home Daycare

Today I have a quick tip to share with you that has made my life easier as a home daycare provider.  Organization is key when you are dealing with a group of young children.  I have been using Mabel’s Labels for several years now and I’m very happy with the quality of their products.  Mabel’s…
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Letter “I” -Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to letter “I” week.  We began the week by reading through our AlphaTales letter books.  There isn’t that many words that begin with the short letter ‘I’ sound so I’m going to have to get creative this week. I prefer to teach the children the short vowel sounds first and then do the long…
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Easy, Fast, Healthy Snack Idea -Oatmeal Nut Butter Balls

As daycare providers and people who feed small children on a regular basis, isn’t it great when you find a meal or snack that everyone enjoys?  I’ve made a few varieties of these nut butter balls and they have been a hit. I’ve brought them to playgroups/ homeschool get-togethers and the children AND adults all…
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My New Secret Weapon- Toy Rental Program

Have you been introduced to the beauty of a toy rental program yet?  I have, and I think I’m in love!  A toy rental program is a fantastic option for us home daycare providers.  We decided to try out our local toy rental company for a few months to see if it would be a…
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Letter “G” -Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to our week of learning letter G.  I introduced the letter G by reading through our Alpha Tales letter books and talking about the words we know that begin with the letter G sound. We traced the letter G with these neat Triangular Crayons.  They don’t roll off the table and are easy for…
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Quick Tip to Help Preschoolers Who Hate Walking

Most daycare providers have met a child who hates walking for more than two minutes.  Trying to convince a reluctant walker to walk (even a short distance) can be difficult on the adult and the child.  I’ve cared for many children who find it very challenging to walk at a continuous pace from point A…
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Quick Potty Training Tip

We, as home daycare providers, often have children who are potty training in our care.  Some children master potty training in a few days and a few accidents. Other children take longer to recognize the cues their bladders send them. One common  pitfall for children who are new to potty training is waiting too long…
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