by John Funk
Demonstrate how acts of kindness can link us all together! In this activity, children will contemplate why it's important to be nice to each other.
They'll also learn from each other some specific acts of kindness that they can all take part in.

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by Kelly Holland
Starting a backyard garden is a great way to learn more about the environment. Children love digging in the dirt. They'll have so much fun, they won't realize they're learning lessons on responsibility, weather, insects, and harvest.

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by Emily Manbe
As the summer comes to an end it is time to start planning your preschool classroom! With these 4 back to school classroom ideas it will help your preschoolers transition form summer days to school days.

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by Sharron Krull
A mud kitchen is the perfect addition for your outdoor classroom! Not only is it fun for kids, it allows for the messy, creative, and sensory experiences that all children need. Make mud pies, dirt cupcakes, flower cakes and more!

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by John Funk
One of the ways to make a beginning reader or struggling reader successful is to pique her interest. Knowing that a book contains something interesting to her motivates the child to make an effort to read.

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by Sharron Krull
It's that time of year again and I'm looking for great hands-on, interactive, meaningful and relevant gifts for each of my 5 young grandchildren. A few of my favorite things include the 3 B's of childhood - Blocks, Balls, and Books!

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by Francis Wardle, P.h.D.
Early childhood programs and schools are part of a community. They reflect that community-its people, values, business, and resources. When I taught at PACERS school in Kansas City, Missouri, we actively used the community.

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by Carolyn Ross Tomlin
Early childhood programs and schools are part of a community. Carolyn Ross Tomlin is a former assistant professor of early childhood education at Union University. Check out this simple list of tips for the beginning child care provider to keep in mind.

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by Anne Munoz Furlong
It isn't surprising to find a wide range of food allergy information on student's health forms these days. Studies show that food allergies affect up to 2 1/2 million children. Six foods account for 90 percent of all allergic reactions to foods in children: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, and soy.

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by Scott Russo, Don Peek, Neva Fenno M.S. Ed.
If you are a teacher in a self-contained classroom with moderately to severely challenged children, you have a paraprofessional, maybe two.

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by Anna Reyner
It’s summertime, and the living is easy….especially if you have cool outdoor art activities up your sleeve! Like filling spray bottles with Colorations Liquid Watercolor and letting everyone have a go at it. Spray painting is quick, easy and a great group activity.

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