Christmas Tree Felt Board Poems – A Video

**The Letter of the Week Program is on ‘pause’ for the holidays.  We will continue with letter ‘N’ on Monday, January 6th, 2014. I’m guessing that you have a home daycare full of excited children these days! Here is a short video with a quick idea for circle time this week. There are two easy felt…
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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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Witch Felt Board Stories -2 Videos

Here are two of my favourite felt board stories to tell my daycare children as Halloween approaches.  Both of these stories have been told to me from other daycare providers.  I made the felt pieces at a caregiver workshop but when I looked back in my notes, I didn’t have the original authors of these…
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Autumn Leaf Song and Brown Squirrel Song -Videos

Two simple autumn songs to sing with your daycare children.   The Leaves on the Trees  (Tune-The Wheels on the Bus) The leaves on the trees turn orange and red, orange and red, orange and red, The leaves on the trees turn orange and red, all through the town. The leaves on the trees come…
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Fall Leaves Poems -Two Videos

  These simple poems will be a hit with your small children.  Cut out some leaves from construction paper for both activities in the four colours mentioned below. For the first poem, ‘Leaves are Falling All Around’, you can scatter the leaves to the floor as you say the poem or hide them in the…
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Fall Leaves Finger Play Video

  Watch the video to learn a fun fall time poem to help your preschoolers count backwards from five.  You can make your own leaves from paper or felt or simply hold up five fingers and pretend they are leaves!   Watch on YouTube Fall Leaves (Five) little leaves up in a tree, They’re as…
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Transition Tip to Begin Circle Time-Video

Have you ever watched a group of young children happily skip to sit in a circle when it was time for a group activity?  Did you wonder, how did that happen so smoothly?  I put together a short video to share some of the transition tips that have worked for me in my years as…
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DIY Easy Handmade Bean Bags

I love making hand made gifts for my daycare children when it’s their birthday. My kids can find a million different games to play with a bean bag so I decided to make them personalized bean bags.  This gift was quick and simple to sew. You could make a few or just give one.  Vary…
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How To Make A Felt (Flannel) Board- Video

Felt Board Stories and Poems are a great way to introduce new concepts into your home daycare.  They are also referred to as flannel boards. There are felt activities to teach letters, colours and shapes.  A felt board is a versatile tool to have when you are helping young people learn about the world.  This…
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Spring Fairy VideoTutorial

Spring is here!  The flowers need to be awakened by the spring flower fairies. Our Waldorf inspired Nature Table displays the flower fairies.  Each flower fairy represents a different colour of flower and it is that fairy’s job to fly above the ground and ‘wake up’ the flowers. I try to tell this story the first…
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