Video Tour of Downstairs Playroom

Take a look at my downstairs playroom video tour for some ideas on how to set up your own home daycare.  This video includes some toy organizational tips and a quiet area where my younger children nap.  I hope you find it helpful. Watch on YouTube.

Rainy Day Secret Weapon-Mini Trampoline

Bouncing on a trampoline is an outstanding way to drain your lymphatic system.  It helps flush toxins from the body, alkalize your system, enhance digestion,  encourage relaxation, improve sleep patterns and calms fragiler nerve impulses.  Jumping on a personal fitness trampoline burns more calories than jogging and is a great all over workout. More importantly,…
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Snowman Felt Board Activities

Felt board activities are a fantastic way to introduce early literacy and math concepts to preschoolers.  Here are two poems to include in your winter theme unit. Watch on YouTube. Snowmen Five little snowmen standing round my door- This one melted, and then there were four. Four little snowmen beneath a green tree- This one…
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Valentine’s Day Circle Game

A simple game to play with your kids on Valentine’s Day.  It is a variation of the traditional Duck, Duck, Goose Game when children sit in a circle.  This game involves dropping a Valentine’s Day letter behind a child’s back.  Please watch this short video clip to hear the song and complete instructions for this…
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Easy Felt Gnome Tutorial

The weather has turned colder and the days are getting shorter.  It’s time for the Autumn gnomes to appear on the Nature table with their lanterns.  These cute little guys are very easy to make.  This can be a satisfying first project for a child learning simple sewing (age five or six). All your daycare…
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Five Little Pumpkins Halloween Felt Board Story

This is a classic halloween pumpkin poem that your daycare children will delight in learning. Learn how to adapt it as a felt board story, finger play and action song. Watch it on YouTube Here are the words to the poem Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate. The first one said, “oh my it’s…
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How to needle felt a pumpkin for Halloween-October Nature Table

  We celebrate Halloween at my home daycare.  The nature table includes this seasonal holiday.  This is one of the few times in the year that the nature table reflects a night time scene.  We have been discussing the changes in the season and the leaves falling. The children learned how the decrease in daylight…
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A Nature Table – Bring a magical story into your daycare

  How do I help my daycare children become calmer. What can I do to help them stay focused on a task? They get frustrated so easily and often seem ‘out of sorts’, how can I teach them perseverance? Many of us spend a good part of our day involved with fast paced technology. The…
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Home Daycare Playroom Video Tour

Helpful ideas, hints and tips for setting up your home daycare playroom space.