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The weather here has been cold and rainy which means instead of piles of snow on the ground, we have mud puddles. But whether it is mud puddles or piles of snow, this weather gives us lots of opportunities to learn new skills. One of the first things we learn
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If you want to capture a young child's attention, then focus on the things that matter the most to the child and one of those things is the child's family. Our preschoolers have a way of reminding us about what matters most to them through their everyday
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Let's make a pattern!
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I LOVE how you introduce glue for the children. Brilliant. I have shared this with others, during consultations and workshops! The learning that takes place from their exploration is massive 
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While I prefer to stay inside by a cozy fireplace during the freezing cold days of winter, our students prefer to be outside digging up chunks of ice. So after zipping up coats, struggling to put fingers in the right holes of their gloves, and putting on boots, the children are ready to go outside and hunt
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When you genuinely respond to a child's work by focusing on the process or effort, you are essentially saying "good job" only the response is more meaningful and useful to the student.
When one of my preschool students shares with me something they have made or done, my automatic response is almost always to say, "good job!" But as you will hear in this recent Bam Radio Interview with Randy Hitz and Rae Pica, there are far more valuable things I could be saying instead of "good job" to
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A very special book by Meri Cherry!
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Learning about our Back Packs!

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Say Goodbye to Calendar Time!
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Teach Preschool: Promoting excellence in early childhood education both at home and in the preschool classroom!
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It is such an amazing time in early childhood education with the wonderful networking capabilities made available to classroom teachers, directors, administrators, and parents! If you are a teacher, parent, caregiver of young children - come on over and see the inspiring preschool ideas and hand's on play I share at  www.teachpreschool.org!   Stop by today!!
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Master Degree in Early Childhood Education, Owner of Private Preschool [The Children's Studio], Staff Speaker and Trainer, Owner and Writer of the amazing blog Teach Preschool and Author of "Ready for Kindergarten!"
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Teach Preschool, Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.
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Early Childhood Education Blogger and Writer : Owner of The Teach Preschool Children's Studio
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Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development, Staff Training, Social Networking, and Accomplished Blogger
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Out for Icecream
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Plenty of trucks
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When a grandchild comes along and suddenly this new little one begins raiding all the snacks in your pantry or leaving a pile of trucks on t

Juggling With Kids
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A place to find fun crafts, snacks and tips for kids

Pre-school Play: Sensory Table Cover
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Sensory Table Cover. I was totally inspired by the cover Tom Sensori created for his sensory table here, so much so that I decided to have a

Play Create Explore
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I'll admit that I was a bit worried that I wouldn't have as many activities for this week's color since we are usually surrounded by more co

A Childhood List: 159) Contact Paper and Ribbon Easter Eggs
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I don't know if it is the winter like weather or what but I am having a really hard time getting into spring. I keep thinking it is the end

I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!: The Art of Plant Study Outside
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One of the beautiful aspects of undertaking learning activities outside, is that interdisciplinary learning becomes the norm rather than the

Kandinsky Circles in Felt
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As I walked by Mrs. Shannon's class the other day I did a double take. The kids were sewing Kandinsky inspired circles onto a painted canvas

Vertical Bowling (With Plastic Cups!) « Frugal Fun For Boys
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Here is a fun indoor game for kids that creates a satisfying crash with (hopefully) no damage to people or furniture! My boys have always en

Teach Preschool
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Promoting excellence in early childhood education both in the preschool classroom and at home!

New USDA guidelines encourages the food plate, Healthy Food for Kids, Th...
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Super healthy kids is a site that provides resources for feeding kids healthy food, free meal plans, a 30 day meal plan, the kids healthy ea

Pink and Green Mama
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Art teacher parent stays home and shares over 800 art, craft, and play ideas for parents, teachers, and children. CREATE * PLAY * and EXPLOR

Pretty pink and blue car painting in preschoolPretty pink and blue car p...
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It is fascinating to me how combining a favorite toy with some paint, often reaches children who would otherwise dismiss coming to the paint

Hibernating bears in preschoolHibernating bears in preschool
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Today we explored hibernating bears... After reading the book "http://www.amazon.Read more...Having fun with bears and caves today as

Handprint turkeys in preschoolHandprint turkeys in preschool
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I just couldn't resist the idea of making handprint turkeys in my class. We haven't spent much time making handprint art so the kids thought

Paper plate spin art without the spinner for preschoolersPaper plate spi...
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This idea is a "spin-off" from my http://www.teachpreschool.org/2011/04/tissue-box-challenge-making-simple-squares-in-preschool/ idea posted

Exploring shapes on the table in preschoolExploring shapes on the table ...
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A terrific and simple activity for promoting shapes sorting, matching, and patterning!Read more...A terrific and simple activity for promoti

Postcard Exchange 2011 – 2012
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Sign up now for the 2011 - 2012 Teach Preschool Postcard Exchange!!Read more...