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Watch your children grow creatively, physically, socially, and intellectually!
Watch your children grow creatively, physically, socially, and intellectually!

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Check out the integration of FunShine Online lesson plans with the parent communication tool LifeCubby!

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Check out the integration of FunShine Online lesson planning and parent communication tool LifeCubby!

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Keep the children busy over the upcoming #Thanksgiving  weekend with our DIY Dominoes!  Great math development skills for preschoolers, including an adaptation for younger children.

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10 ways you can have fun with leaves this Fall! What is your favorite activity to do with leaves?

by Judy Mullican Depending on where you live, the leaves may be changing colors or may be about to change soon. Even if you live in an area that does not experience fall color, leaves offer many opportunities for fun and learning! Some plants naturally…

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Preschool science experiment: magic solution to make tarnished pennies look new again!

by Katie Brazerol “Find a penny, pick it up. All day long you’ll have good luck!” Preschoolers are attracted to bright shiny pennies, but over time, they lose that polished look. Invite the children to help you create a magic solution to make tarnished…

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This is a fun exploration activity for our Dinosaur themes coming up next month! #DinosaurDaze

by Judy Mullican Do your little ones love dinosaurs? There’s something about these prehistoric creatures that has huge kid-appeal! This fun Dinosaur Egg Hunt activity is from the October Buttercups® curriculum and is found on page 45. It’s part of the Big…

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Children love songs! Use our ideas to help with welcoming, weather, transitions, and nap time!

by Judy Mullican Songs and young children go together like cake and ice cream! I once asked a mother of young children if she thought her children were ready to learn a certain concept. She told me, “They can learn anything if you put it in a song.”…

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Children love to create! This DIY Modeling Clay recipe is a great activity to strengthen fine motor muscles. Would make a great #GrandparentsDay gift as well!

by Katie Brazerol The second theme in our September 2016 Fireflies® curriculum is Fasten Up. Manipulating fasteners can be tricky work for little hands! A great way to help children strengthen their fine motor muscles is to provide activities that involve…

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Learn how #play develops important skills through the stages of development:

by Kelley Jilek When children play, they develop their knowledge of themselves and others, learn to make sense of the world around them, and learn to communicate with peers and adults. As children grow and develop, play changes, but the importance of it…

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Beach sand makes an awesome sensory activity, and you can even make your own at home with our recipe from the #IslandGetaway theme!

by Katie Brazerol Not everyone is lucky enough to live near a beach, but you can bring the feel of beach sand to your backyard! This activity is featured in our August Fireflies® Island Getaway theme on page 35.   Note: Sand play can get very messy. We…
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