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FUN MONKEY Learning Activities! Check them out when you get a chance!  Puppets, suggested books, and games to play with #kids !
These monkey learning activities are a great way to make learning fun for kids with games, snacks, crafts, and books!
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Early #math  for #preschoolers  needs plenty of visual and tactile practice!  Try the COUNTING HANDS and suggested games below! #ece  
Finger counting has long endured a bad rap as a way to teach early math skills to preschoolers! Even some professionals still contend that counting on fingers is primitive math that does not translate well into abstract or mental math concepts. On the contrary, preschoolers need plenty of practice with the tactile and visual skills
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Playful learning in Nature can be great FUN for #preschoolers !  Gather some STICKS and come play with us!
Grab some sticks in your neighborhood (or right in your own backyard) and come PLAY to LEARN with us! FRUGAL, SIMPLE, and FUN!
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Awesome printable books for #easter  from +Growing Book by Book!
Let your new reader enjoy these spring easy reader titles. Lots of free printable books for kids on this list.
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Easy Thankful Turkey #craft   for #Thanksgiving - #gratitude  
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Wikki Stix Thankful Turkey Crafts are a meaningful craft for kids to make while preparations are underway. Teaching kids about thankfulness and gratitude begins early and at home. Good manners, common courtesies, and the ability to wait for things we want are learned when children see examples modeled … Continue reading »
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Come learn about owls and create an OWL LIFE CYCLE with us!  Great seasonal playful learning!  http://www.wikkistix.com/blog/educational-ideas-teaching-tools/owl-life-cycle/  #preschoollearning #scienceforkids #wikkistix  
Owls are amazing birds! They are best known for their high-pitched screeches (calls), their silent flight, and nocturnal hunting habits. Along with bats and spiders, owls are a commonly associated with Halloween. Come learn about the owl’s life cycle and create easy Wikki Stix owl crafts that can be enjoyed throughout the year! WIKKI STIX … Continue reading »
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How cute! This looks like a very fun activity for kids!
 
DINOSAUR ACTIVITIES by the #playfulpreschool TEAM!!  Come explore, learn, and PLAY with us!  #preschoolactivities #preschoollearning  
They were BIG, some ate meat - DINOSAURS just can't be BEAT! Come play to learn with Dinosaur Theme Math and Science activities just for Preschool!
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Printable #mothersday  Poem and Mixed Media Craft for #kids !  An EASY to create handmade gift for #moms !
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, kids can create their own mixed media craft to accompany a poem that is sure to bring a smile of delight from all moms! The mixed media craft is easy to
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#preschoolers  LOVE Band-aids - capture the love and make a butterfly life cycle this spring!
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Amen!
 
There are two ways of spreading light:  to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.  - Edith Wharton
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Learning Numbers and Names in #Preschool! #finemotor #ece  
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Looking for great DINOSAUR books and activities for #preschoolers ?  Check out our favorites and try some DINO HATCHING playful learning, too! http://thepreschooltoolboxblog.com/dinosaur-theme-preschool-hatching-dino-eggs-early-math-science/ +Paul Stickland  #preschoolactivities   #kidslit   #picturebooks  
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Thanks very much for the mention! Good news, brand new edition of Ten Terrible Dinosaurs published last week here in the UK, to go with the new edition of Dinosaur Roar! this April. ROAR!!
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Co-founder of The Preschool Toolbox, Educator, and Family Childcare Owner/Advocate.
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Director of a group licensed childcare/preschool home for the past 28 years. I write about teaching resources, parenting tips, and activities for children ages 2-7 primarily via The Preschool Toolbox Blog, Squidoo, Wikki Stix, and  Sixty Second Parent.
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I have six kids of my own (ages 28, 27, 26, 24, 22 and 7), 4 granddaughters under age 3, and play piano, sax, and clarinet.