Preschool Pumpkin Action Songs

It’s October, pumpkin season and the children have been stuck indoors all day because of a cold rain. The overall level of noise in the playroom has been rising for the past 20 minutes. Mabelle whacks Jeremy over the head with book (thank goodness it was a book and not the large wooden train she…
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Ghost Fingerplay Songs – 3 Videos

My daycare children love to learn new songs and fingerplays as we prepare for a celebration. Halloween is approaching and the children are excited about the event. We have been reading stories about halloween and singing songs as we prepare for the big day. Here are three easy ghost fingerplay songs for you to do…
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27 Preschool Apple Activities -Includes: Science, Music, Counting, Sensory, Song Videos, and More!

An apple theme week filled with apple activities is an exciting way to bring new knowledge and a connection to the season into your daycare.  I will give you some craft ideas, songs, field trip ideas, baking ideas, books, early academic concepts, and imaginative play ideas in this article. Studying the natural world will help…
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Should I Open a Home Daycare? The #1 Reason that helped me! – a video

Are you thinking about opening up your own home daycare business? Do you have young children of your own? Are you wondering if this decision would be best for you? Watch this video to find out the number one reason that helped me decide to start my own home daycare! Tip – My How To…
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Toddler throwing Toys? These 2 Tips will Help!

Most toddlers go through a phase of development where they find great delight in throwing objects.  A few of them will happily limit this behaviour to just throwing soft balls but the vast majority (at least the ones I’ve known) generalize their behaviour to everything and anything that isn’t nailed down. Some of these junior…
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Who Made That Sound? Circle Time Game

Need an easy game to play at circle time this week?  This game is a great way to practice listening skills. It’s also a good one to take with you to the park or into the back yard on a beautiful day.  The only materials you need are a blindfold and a musical instrument. If…
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Circle Time Game -Doggie Doggie

Are you looking for a quick, simple game to play with your daycare group? I love games that require no prep, few materials and can last for two minutes or extend to 20 minutes if necessary.  Five year old children are the target audience for this game but you can simplify it for younger kids.…
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Two Draw and Tell Videos (Bunny and Birthday Cake)

I have two more Draw and Tell stories for your home daycare today.  If you aren’t sure what Draw and Tell stories are all about, read my last week’s post here for more information. This story is about a child’s special stuffy toy bunny.  I explain in the video how creating your own stories for…
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Draw and Tell Stories (Robot and Sailboat)

Do your daycare children love Draw and Tell Stories? The majority of children aged 2-7 years old love these types of oral stories because as the adult tells the story, they also slowly draw a simple picture. When the story is finished, the picture is complete and the children delight in seeing how the drawing…
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Handprint Apple Tree Painting

The air has turned crisp and that means one thing to my daycare children, APPLE PICKING TIME!  This is a tradition at our house. Every fall we go apple picking and before our field trip I like to incorporate some apple songs and rhymes into our daily routine.  If I start singing the songs a…
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