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1 recipe, 2 ingredients, 10 activities
Are you familiar with moon sand? You can make your own and it wil...

10 things to do with cotton balls
For a special indoor physical activity, pour the contents of two ...

20 secrets about an early childhood educator's self-esteem
A collection of facts, quotes, and reflections hand-picked for yo...

20 secrets about children's self-esteem
Great ways to foster self-esteem daily....

25 ideas to help children learn to count
Purchase an abacus with large, colourful beads. Line all the bead...

25 ways to use picture games
Drawing inspiration, create and recreate your story, complete the...

5 ways to use clothespins daily
Great ideas for exercising little fingers and creating tools....

A colorful environment
The environment in which we evolve greatly influences the way we ...

A daycare without windows
How can I make the room seem bright and vibrant in spite of this?...

A homemade hunt and seek game
What would you say if I told you it was possible to create a hunt...

A magical Christmas tree mural
December means Christmas. Children (and their early childhood edu...

A snowstorm mural
January is a cold, snow-filled month. Children get excited at the...

A tablecloth for your Halloween lunch
For the month of October, we suggest a group project that involve...

A trick for learning to hold scissors the right way
Learn how to use the School Bus Trick....

Abracadabra! Winter be gone!
How lucky we are to have winter! Its white coat is so charming a...

Activities involving water games
For most children, water games equal fun! When warm weather and s...

Activities that don't require material
A day spent in daycare is one filled with many routines and trans...

Activity planning
For several years now, we have disliked being called "babysitters...

An alternative to black chalkboards
I have found an alternative to black chalkboards and large sheets...

Arrangement ideas for storage
1. Instead of discarding empty disposable wipes boxes, use them t...

Arrangement ideas for the bathroom
10 arrangement ideas for the bathroom 1. Toothbrush holder 2. Sm...

Arrangement ideas for the floor
Lay out one or two mats designed for toy cars in the block corne...

Arrangement ideas for the theatre corner
10 simple suggestions to make this area extra special....

Arrangement ideas for your entrance
1. Use a file folder organizer to store children's slippers 2. Us...

Arrangement ideas for your walls
Draw a large tree trunk on one of your walls. Arrange for circle ...

Arts & crafts bin 2.0
A professor once told me, “For a craft to really be a craft, a ch...

Becoming a Zen early childhood educator
Follow this advice to reduce your stress level....

Brushing your teeth: an essential and fun activity!
A few tricks: Purchase a small unbreakable mirror. Leave it near ...

Ceiling
10 Arrangement ideas for the ceiling, 1. Hang small Christmas lig...

Challenging transitions
Techniques that can make transitions smoother for everyone....

Checklist for quality daycare services
Ideas for transition periods, routines, and daycare organization ...

Child has difficulty climbing, walking on a bench, and running
There may not be a major issue behind all of this and I may just ...

Child particularly sensitive to noise
I am an early childhood educator in a daycare that has just opene...

Children understand long before they can speak
Help children build language skills one step at a time....

Children's fears
Help children manage their fears....

Clean hands bins
Managing hand washing before snack time and meals can be challeng...

Cognitive development
Your daily activities help cognitive development both consciously...

Color: Red in daycares
Red, the color of passion and love, is also synonym of power, exc...

Color: The use of red in a daycare decor
Red, a color associated with passion, love, and Christmas can als...

Cooking with children
How to make the most of the time children spend in the kitchen....

Creating a computer area within your daycare
New technology is now a part of our daily lives, like it or not....

Developing a sense of identity versus your daycare setup
Can your daycare setup help build a child?s sense of identity? Of...

Different ways of making transitions fun
Transition periods are brief but very important since they often ...

Different ways to have fun with routines!
Whether you take care of children in a home daycare or larger day...

Difficulty adjusting
Many early childhood educators are enthusiastic when it comes dow...

Discipline and interventions with 4 and 5-year-olds
Ways to calm the “ferocious fours”....

Discovering occupational therapy
Hi! I am an occupational therapist. I have lots of great informat...

Early childhood educators' toy library
Learn how you can offer new toys without spending a dime....

Eight simple rules to help children concentrate at daycare
Food is an important element which has a direct impact on childre...

Evaluation of fine motor skills by an occupational therapist
When a child begins his/her preschool education, he/she is expect...

Factors that can influence sleep
Things to consider when you notice a change in sleep habits....

For a safe Halloween
In October, Halloween is on everyone?s mind. Children impatiently...

Fun clothesline activities
Why not use your clothesline to play fun games with your group?...

Getting off on the right foot despite back to school stress
10 tricks that will help you ease into your fall schedule....

Group Assembly - Circle Time
First draw a circle on the floor or use colored tape if you wish....

Group project-Vacations
In July, why not prepare for or prolong vacation time by using ch...

He won't let us cut his nails
Suggestions and adaptations to simplify nail clipping....

How child development influences discipline
A summary of the adjustments required for each major developmenta...

How to "hide" your home-based daycare within your home
You love having a home-based daycare, but you would love to not f...

How to intervene when a child whines
Things to consider and helpful suggestions....

How to intervene with an unathletic child
How to help less active children reap the benefits of physical ac...

How to make your daycare seem bigger
Here are a few tricks you can try to make your daycare seem bigge...

How to simplify requests
An article about the importance of teaching children tasks step b...

How to use your environment to stimulate children's senses
To stimulate children?s sense of touch, your environment should c...

How your daycare setup impacts your physical health
Since many early childhood educators get hurt while performing th...

Hurray for spring!
When March arrives, there are signs that spring is just around th...

Hyposensitivity
I am writing to you about my 18-month-old son. He is a very activ...

Insects everywhere
With the month of June comes warm weather...and insects galore! T...

Intervention techniques that can be used with young children (Part 1)
As the days, weeks, and years go by, we tend to use the same inte...

Intervention techniques that can be used with young children (Part 2)
As the days, weeks, and years go by, we tend to use the same inte...

Kindergarten-ready behaviour
Simple daily interventions that will help children acquire import...

Kitchen or lunch area
1. Choose a specific color for each child for the bowl and plate ...

Learning to recognize workshops
Here are a few tips and tricks that will help children recognize ...

Learning to respect the personal space of others
Teach children all about boundaries and “bubbles”....

Learning to ride a bike
Learning to ride a bike is stimulating for children. It helps the...

Lighting and luminosity in a daycare setting
Everyone knows that lighting and luminosity are very important! T...

Love and friendship
February is here. For some, February means that spring is coming ...

Magnets
We all know little ones love playing with magnets. They enjoy pla...

Making cleanup fun
Provide each child with a bag (with handles). Have them gather to...

Making cleanup fun
Here are a few little tricks to try with children during cleanup ...

Making room for active play
Learn just how active children should be....

Making the most of your trip to the playground
To make the most of your trip to the playground, take part in chi...

Making time for free play
Learn how and why you need to include it in your schedule....

Maximizing the potential of your reading corner
Create an area that children will want to spend time in....

Naptime and preparing for kindergarten
Two schools of thought to consider....

Naptime containers
Here is an idea I have adopted. It comes from the daycare center ...

Naptime with an agitated child
How to make naptime happen without engaging in a long and difficu...

Ninety-five ways to say ''good job''
You've got it. You're on the right track now. You are doing that ...

Organizing and decorating a reading corner
What must a reading corner contain? First of all, in most home-ba...

Organizing outdoor workshops
I am sure you have already heard of workshops and corners also kn...

Outdoor naptime
Another great way to enjoy summer with your group!...

Outdoor Play
Often, daycare workers experience difficulties during outdoor pla...

Outdoor setup of a home-based daycare
In the heart of summer, you have the opportunity to spend many ho...

Parents' involvement
Ideas to make transition periods smoother or to animate specific ...

Parents' involvement: always the same ones?
At times it is frustrating and you may feel that parents just don...

Personalized communication tool
Use this personalized and imaginative idea to create a tool that ...

Purple in a daycare setting
In general, purple is associated with magic, imagination, and spi...

Quick tips to guarantee a zen summer
Learn how to take advantage of summer to restore your energy leve...

Reading and writing foundation skills to develop before kindergarten
Language and literacy-related play for preschoolers....

Renovations: Choosing the right materials and finishes
If you are planning on undertaking renovations in your daycare in...

Role play area during summer
Modifying the contents of your various corners according to the t...

Role play corner during spring
Modifying the contents of your various corners according to the t...

Safety in a daycare setting
Of course, safety should be a priority when you are planning or r...

Sandbox activities
Sandboxes are very popular during summer months. Children are nat...

Saying goodbye to a daycare friend
Learn how to help children cope with a friend leaving your daycar...

She writes backwards
Mirror writing refers to writing with reversal of individual lett...

Should I worry about a child who walks on her tiptoes?
Most children will tiptoe at some point during early childhood. M...

Should we teach children to draw stick men?
The stick men children draw are a good indication of how they per...

Small or large daycare: advantages and disadvantages
Whether your daycare is very small or very big, the advantages an...

Spring cleaning
Spring is here at last! Another season begins bringing us nice we...

Staying alert can be challenging for children
Learn how to make it easier for children with ADHD to concentrate...

Step away, breathe, react
Have you sometimes just had enough? Whether it concerns a parent,...

Strange hand movements
My son is four and a half years old. He has started making strang...

Successful field trips
Read this before planning your next preschool outing....

Summer heat
Summer is here! We have been waiting for the warm days and other ...

Sweet simplicity
Sweet simplicity, a variety of fun, stimulating, and original act...

Teaching children to fall asleep independently
Help children develop this healthy habit....

Ten arrangement ideas for original corners
Organize thematic bins which can be filled with various objects a...

The arts & crafts corner during autumn months
Modifying the contents of your various corners according to the t...

The arts & crafts corner during summer months
Modifying the contents of your various corners according to the t...

The arts & crafts corner during winter months
Modifying the contents of your various corners according to the t...

The calendar, weather chart, and emotions corner
Ideally presented like a monthly calendar and made attractive thr...

The drawing area-What can I draw on?
Children visit the drawing area daily. Unfortunately, we often pa...

The emotional development of five-year-olds
Know what to expect and how to foster emotional development....

The evolution of play and how to intervene
Discover how developmental stages affect the way children play....

The magic of working with scissors outside
Summer is magical! The sun seems to beg little explorers to spend...

The pumpkin patch
For most children, October rhymes with Halloween. They start talk...

The role play area during winter months
Modifying the contents of your various corners according to the t...

The science corner during autumn months
This article will show you ways you can adapt your science corner...

The science corner during spring
Spring sets the stage for a multitude of discoveries. Snow is mel...

The science corner during summer months
Modifying the contents of your various corners according to the t...

The science corner during winter months
During winter, Mother Nature forces us to spend more time inside....

The secret: small containers
Here is a simple trick that is great for stimulating children and...

The welcome board
Your daycare entrance must be inviting and convivial for both par...

Two examples of daily schedules
Ideas to make transition periods smoother or to animate specific ...

Using pictograms in a daycare setting
Pictograms are often used with children who face particular chall...

Using pictograms in a daycare setting-Part 2
Pictograms are often used with children who face particular chall...

Using play mats and rugs in your play areas
In most daycares, small mats and rugs are part of the décor. They...

Using posters economically
I am sure you have all seen the posters sold in big-box stores. T...

Vacation time
For the month of July, why not create a mural to represent the va...

What to do when you've lost your positive outlook
A step by step guide to getting back on track....

What you must buy before opening a home-based daycare
Are you planning to open a home-based daycare? Here is a list of ...

When a child compares himself to others
Simple interventions to put a STOP to comparisons....

When a child is always getting up during meals
Discover simple ways to make meals more enjoyable....

When children refuse to cooperate
How to deal with opposition....

When families are transformed
Helping children cope with changes in their family structure, for...

When furniture takes on a new role-Chairs
There is at least one thing that is present in all areas of our d...

When furniture takes on a new role-Tables
There is at least one thing that is present in all areas of our d...

Why is your daycare setup and décor so important?
Did you know that certain colors can influence a child?s behaviou...

Winning trios
A simple decorating principle is known as 60/30/10. According to ...

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