Songs and Games

Math Hands: Easy Math Games For Preschoolers

Looking for an easy math game for preschoolers? Math Hands is just right for preschool or kindergarten and can be played at circle time, transition times, while waiting in line, or any time you want to do some quick learning. This game builds math skills like counting and basic addition and subtraction, while also working… Continue reading Math Hands: Easy Math Games For Preschoolers

Songs and Games

Apple Tree Game: A Felt Board Activity That Builds Preschool Math Skills

Though the apple trees in my yard are covered in snow right now, it doesn't stop me from thinking ahead to fall and apple-picking season. The Apple Tree Game is a felt board activity that builds preschool math skills like counting and simple addition and subtraction. It also works for kindergarten math too! It's fun… Continue reading Apple Tree Game: A Felt Board Activity That Builds Preschool Math Skills

Children's Book Lists

I Am Me: Picture Books That Build Self-Esteem

Building confidence and self-esteem during preschool and kindergarten doesn't happen overnight, it's something some children need to keep talking about every day. The adults in kids lives can help them by encouraging them to make their own choices around clothing and activities, say positive affirmations or mantras about themselves, and by reading books together! Some… Continue reading I Am Me: Picture Books That Build Self-Esteem

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Space Is The Place!: A Song and Read Aloud For Children

You never know what--or who!--you'll find in outer space, especially in this sweet book The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers This is a preschool or kindergarten read-aloud story that will get learners thinking about friendships, engineering, and how we can get to the moon. After this storytime, if you are feeling inspired to sing… Continue reading Space Is The Place!: A Song and Read Aloud For Children

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Celebrating Winter Solstice With Young Children

Celebrating Winter Solstice is one of my favorite winter activities because it rejoices in the light and magic of the season. It is so easy to incorporate ways for young children to celebrate the shortest day of the year too! You can make simple lanterns or read one of the many Winter Solstice picture books… Continue reading Celebrating Winter Solstice With Young Children