Sensory development is an important part of early childhood education. As a preschool and daycare in North Vancouver, Langley and Coquitlam, we are no strangers to the fun and intrigue that sensory activities provide for young children. However, coming up with sensory station ideas for daycare and preschool classrooms can be a little tough. It does require some creativity. In this article, … [Read more...] about Dozens of daycare and preschool sensory station ideas to explore 5 senses
Have you ever seen a baby sitting in a high chair drop their food on the ground? They may look down at the floor and observe what just happened. Then, in awe, they may take another handful of food, and try dropping it again. This is NOT making a mess. This is a science experiment, and it is totally legitimate one too. Ask Isaac Newton! Children love seeing what happens when they drop or throw … [Read more...] about How to teach preschoolers about gravity with simple lessons and fun experiments
As a daycare and preschool in Langley, Coquitlam and North Vancouver, we use a custom curriculum that draws from the best ideas of the most popular early childhood education theories out there. One popular theory is the Reggio Emilia approach to preschool learning. This theory, which started in Italy, emphasizes the importance of classrooms, and how they help children learn. The concept labels the … [Read more...] about What is the “third teacher” in preschool classrooms?
If you decided to google “bedtime chaos” or “bedtime battles” after a rough night putting children to bed, you must now know you’re not alone. This is a common problem that parents have, and it often starts early in childhood, around the toddler and preschooler years. As early childhood educators, we’ll try to break down the steps you can take to get a grip on your family’s nighttime routines, and … [Read more...] about Preschoolers and bedtime chaos battles: how to get a grip on family nighttime routines
Playing with sand is really relaxing and calming. That’s why even adults get to play with zen gardens in their offices these days. But, apart from being fun, sand can be used for tactile sensory activities with preschoolers. It can also provide learning and development opportunities. In this article, we’ll give you sand games and activities to play with preschoolers, from the classic to the … [Read more...] about 12 Sand games and activities to play with toddlers and preschoolers
Writing in early childhood is good practice for fine motor skills and language development, as an extension of cognitive development. It can also be a creative outlet for children. Below are ideas on how to teach preschoolers to write. Start by teaching letters, phonics and spoken word communication Writing comes after verbally and visually learning letters and the alphabet. It also comes … [Read more...] about How to teach preschoolers to write