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7 Amazing Interactive Storybooks for iPad

The iPad is the perfect medium for children’s books, but it can do more than simply display static words and images. Interactive books on the iPad allow pre-readers to listen to the story at their own pace, and beginning readers can tap on a word and have it spoken to them, helping them learn new…

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Language & Literature: 10 Storytelling Activities

To be a good storyteller, you must have command of language, imagination, and empathy – all things we would love to encourage in our kids, do you agree? Encourage a love of fiction and fantasy with these easy storytelling activities. Ongoing Tale. This is a game you can play in small increments throughout the day,…

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Preschool Universe Theme: Automobiles

Cars, buses and motorcycles are the focus of this fun theme all about things that go vrrooom! Math & Science Compare all your toy automobiles. How many wheels does each have? What are they used for? How many people can fit inside? Map a road on the floor with old greeting cards, playing cards, even pieces of construction…

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Math & Science: Counting Practice

Counting is a basic math skill that takes practice. Young children need repetition to learn numerical order, and will need to count even small numbers of objects. Here’s some simple, everyday ways to get practicing: Do it __ times. Ask your child to do something a number times, such as clap their hands, stomp one foot,…

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5-Star Educational Toys for Preschoolers: The Movable Alphabet

A staple of preschool Montessori education, the movable alphabet is a set of letter figures that the child can arrange to form words. Traditionally, the movable alphabet looks like this (see picture at left), and is also available in cursive form (called the Montessori D Nealian Movable Alphabet). The good news is you don’t need expensive…

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The Best Wii Games and Controllers for Preschoolers

Even a three year old can learn to use the Wii on their own with the special games and controllers designed just for them (mine did!). Not sure your little one is ready for video games? Consider it is much more engaging than watching TV, promotes hand eye coordination, and many of the games are…

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Preschool Universe Theme: Oceans

Learn about the deep blue sea. Discover an underwater world of adventure. Try some of these ocean-themed activities that build essential preschool skills. Math & Science Observe real sealife in your very own aquarium. A small aquarium (or just a fishbowl) can be cheap and easy, and preschoolers love being responsible for feeding their fish. Demonstrate how…

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Arts and Crafts Activities: Homemade Puffy Paints

Homemade puffy paints are so easy to make – and you probably already have the stuff you need. It’s just shaving cream, glue, and food coloring (if you want colors). I only had shaving gel, but it worked fine. Just whip it up before adding the glue. You want to use about 3 parts shaving cream to one…

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Math & Science Activities: Graphing with Preschoolers

Did you know even young preschoolers can make a simple graph? It’s a really fun way to introduce this important math concept, as well as sorting and comparisons of less and more. We just tried graphing for the first time and I was amazed my just-turned-3-year-old caught on quick and knew just where to put…

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5 Awesome Preschool Math Apps for iPhone

I love my iPhone, and not only because it makes my kid happy to sit in the shopping cart (although that’s a big bonus). I really love that it helps teach my son essential preschool skills in what would otherwise be wasted moments. Are you looking for an app that will help your preschooler learn…

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