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1 box, 10 objects, 20 activities
Never a dull moment with this pre-k activity box....

10 activities involving magazines
Great ways to explore magazines with young children....

10 activities involving spray bottles
A different approach for the development of scissor skills....

10 surprise bags for the car
Sticky food items, Building words, Who will see it first? Interac...

10 things to do with berry containers
If you are like me, you purchase several berry containers every w...

10 things to do with bread ties
Letters and numbers. Glue several bread ties together to represen...

10 things to do with empty cereal boxes
Three-dimensional frames, downtown, challenge box,finger paint su...

10 things to do with empty toilet paper rolls
Paint several empty toilet paper rolls and set them aside to dry....

10 things to do with envelopes
An enveloped neighbourhood. Glue open envelopes along the bottom ...

10 things to do with store flyers
10 things to do with store flyers...

10 things you can do with disposable drinking glasses
10 things you can do with disposable drinking glasses...

10 ways to enjoy your yard
Now that flowers and gardens are planted and the grass is green, ...

10 ways to play with felt
Bouquets galore soft puzzles, setting the table, young jewellery ...

10 ways to play with toy cars
Activities that go beyond simply rolling cars around on the floor...

10 ways to reuse tissue boxes
Games, crafts, and activities that will keep tissue boxes out of ...

10 ways to use disposable drinking glasses
Colourful patterns, simplified dice rolling, cardboard constructi...

10 ways to use drinking straws
Colourful hair, raised letters, enclosures, fences, and roads, pi...

10 ways to use paper plates
Indoor Frisbees, targets, homemade twister, emoticons, steering w...

20 sandbox activities
Sandy baking, sandcastle contest, treasure hunt, roads galore, ri...

25 ideas for learning to read
Tiny guide, cut words, recorded picture books, word sticks, traci...

25 things you can do with cardboard boxes
Inexpensive blocks. Collect several cardboard boxes of different ...

25 things you can do with muffin tins
Paint distributor, colourful snacks, sandy cupcakes, magnetic att...

5 fine motor skill games you can make in under 5 minutes
Simple ideas perfect for putting little fingers to work....

5 games you can hang from the ceiling
Active indoor play for the days when you can’t go outside....

A baby's first weeks in daycare
Older children have now left for school and it?s already time to ...

A basketball game using a swimming pool noodle
To give the swimming pool noodle an oval shape, thread the yarn o...

A Christmas star-The poinsettia
What a beautiful plant! I always have two or three poinsettias se...

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

A little bit of sun for rainy days
Rainy days can sometimes seem long and endless, especially when y...

A miniature cardboard movie
This week, I have a simple activity that is sure to impress littl...

A miniature library at home
This week, I would like to suggest a way of integrating calm, var...

A picnic with little ones
At times, meal planning and meal preparation can seem infernal an...

A puzzle for book storage
As you explore shapes with young children, you can use books to i...

A reassuring kit for newcomers
Here is a simple idea that can be quite reassuring for a child wh...

A simple bean bag toss game
Improve gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and so much mo...

A sorting game for children of all ages
Here is a game that is simple to make, costs next to nothing, and...

A story in a house
This week, I would like to suggest an original way to use a simpl...

A toy chest for every age group
Toy and activity recommendations for each developmental stage....

A vacation for our books
Can books really need a vacation? Yes and no. In fact, books don'...

A very simple project
I don?t know about you, but one of my favorite January activities...

A walk in the woods
Take advantage of this time of the year to create memories for th...

Activities for 2 and 3 year olds
This week, I wanted to try something different. I decided to set ...

Activities inspired by wood slices
Four activities for the nature lover in all of us....

Alphabet books in your reading corner
Is adding alphabet books to your reading corner a good idea? ...

An extraordinary and surprising place to visit
This week, I encourage you to visit your local bookstore or even ...

An igloo craft for all ages
Discover which steps children can complete depending on their age...

An occupational therapist's favorite fine motor skill activities for kindergarten readiness
Once children reach kindergarten, fine motor skills become instru...

Annual plants
Annual plants are flowers that only last for one season. Their se...

Apples in your reading corner
I am lucky to have an apple orchard just a few minutes from my ho...

Appreciating books
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, identify reasons books...

Artists - Book suggestion
In our home, there are two things children adore...animals and dr...

Autumn memories
Every October, I become a child all over again.I don?t know what ...

Back to school
If you are like me, you get excited every September. My head is a...

Back to school - Book suggestion
Going back to school triggers a wide range of emotions for everyo...

Back to school in your reading corner
Back to school is on everyone?s mind, even very young children wh...

Balloons and rackets for toddlers
An occupational therapist had suggested this activity for toddler...

Balls
Balls have been in children?s toy chests for decades. Regardless ...

Balls
Great ways to use these classic toys....

Beach bags for reading
I love beach bags! They remind me of beach vacations, but they ar...

Benefits associated with plants in daycares
Plants can represent great natural additions to your daycare déco...

Big tools for little kids
Here is a very simple idea that, in the long run, can really pay ...

Birds - Book suggestion
I found a book starring one of the most famous birds of all time ...

Book suggestion theme: Fish
The book I chose for this theme is one of the rare hardcover book...

Book suggestion theme: Snow
This time around, I have chosen a very simple, yet very informati...

Books make great Christmas presents
Every year, we wonder what to give little ones for Christmas. Hav...

Books with sounds, good or bad?
The children?s literature market offers many different types of b...

Bug Bowling Set
This toy test was performed in France’s home daycare....

Bunnies in your reading corner
With Easter just days away, you can add a touch of fun to your re...

Celebrating Easter with children
Since spring has finally arrived, the melting snow and warm sun a...

Character drawings and how to use them
Understand how the simple stick figure will evolve....

Chestnuts galore
My neighbour has a huge chestnut tree in his yard. When I returne...

Children can become the stars of a book
Here is a great idea that will literally bring adventures to life...

Children's cognitive development
The following activities call upon cognitive processes including ...

Christmas - Book suggestion
I've seen Santa! is the story of a bear family on Christmas Eve. ...

Christmas - Book suggestion
This week I have selected an adorable Christmas tree story. Imagi...

Christmas in your reading corner
The Holidays are magical for children. Use Christmas magic to mak...

Christmas is rapidly approaching
Christmas is without a doubt the most magical celebration of the ...

Cleaning your yard
Here, I would like to take you on a short trip to your yard, wher...

Clicker Crab Hourglass Sifter & Funnel
Here are the results for another toy test that was done in France...

Clothing - Book suggestion
Children are usually motivated to get dressed by themselves. Oft...

Crafts for 5-year-olds who are learning to use scissors
Four fine motor skill challenges for older children....

Create a simple egg carton memory game
A memory game with an inexpensive homemade twist....

Create a simple lacing activity
Chances are you have everything you need for this inexpensive act...

Create your own sensory book
A touch and feel activity with endless possibilities....

Creating a reading treasure box
I am sure that you all read to your little sweethearts on a regul...

Creating a recipe book with your group
Creating a book is an excellent way to spark an interest in readi...

Creating activities in just a few steps
A great deal of thinking goes into creating each new activity I w...

Creating storybooks and picture books
Here is a simple way to recycle old posters and create giant book...

Creating your own hunt and seek books
Here is a great creative idea!vHere?s how to create your own hunt...

Dads and reading
Many adults are more or less into reading novels. That may be bec...

Dandelions, fields of gold
They sometimes haunt gardeners, but for children, dandelions are ...

Decorating your Christmas tree with books and other ideas
How to decorate your Christmas tree with books. Invite each child...

Different methods for storytelling
Have you ever wondered why certain children seem extremely uninte...

Different ways to use LEGO blocks
Untraditional activities that will develop children’s cognitive a...

Do you know how to plant bulbs?
We all love to watch flowers shoot out of the ground when spring ...

Dreams - Book suggestion
For this theme, I searched our bookshelves for a calm storybook, ...

Earth Day - Book suggestion
I thought this theme was perfect for a book I recently discovered...

Easter - Book suggestion
For children, Easter represents colourful eggs, spring, flowers, ...

Easter - Book suggestion
We all know how much fun singing She'll be coming round the mount...

Easter crafts - Book suggestion
Before you present your group with paintbrushes, I suggest you re...

Emotions - Book suggestion
With little ones around, we are taken on regular emotional roller...

Exercising with books
Using books to exercise may seem strange, but books of all sizes ...

Exploring with Mr. Potato Head
New ideas for this classic toy....

Fairies - Book suggestion
I found a cute board book for the fairy theme. Although it can be...

Fairy Dust
Here is a fun, simple recipe which can be done with children aged...

Family - Book suggestion
For this theme, I have chosen a book which would be perfect for V...

Father's Day - Book suggestion
Around our house, I am the one who reads to the girls. It's not a...

File folder games
Four ideas that are perfect for quiet time or transitions....

Flowers and decorations for your Christmas tree
Here are a few fun suggestions for your Christmas tree....

Forest - Book suggestion
Who would have thought that a storybook about a mother's love fo...

Four seasons - Book suggestion
Most people who care for young children are hooked on Dora. Not o...

Fun with tiny clay pots
I love dollar stores. I visit my local store almost every week. I...

Games with recyclable material
When the time comes to modify your area setup and games, you are ...

Get moving activities
Children are often required to concentrate, to remain seated for ...

Get moving with books
Sitting down to look at a book or listen to a story can seem unin...

Halloween reading corner
Here are a few tricks to give new life to old books and create a ...

Halloween safety - Book suggestion
Just like in the classic Christmas story, in The Night Before Hal...

Halloween: safety first!
With Halloween just days away, I decided to write about the impor...

Heart-shaped books for our little sweethearts
Here is a crafty reading activity that is perfect for enjoying a ...

Helping children enjoy drawing
They can regularly be seen with a crayon or marker in their hands...

Helping your child learn to read
Parents? level of involvement when it comes to the first steps a ...

Homemade multicoloured cubes
Children will be drawn to these see-through cubes....

How a simple desk can encourage pre-reading skills
It?s a fact; children love to imitate the adults that surround th...

How to deter children from reading
Seriously, discouraging children from exploring books is simple. ...

How to get children interested in books
The following strategies will spark and maintain their interest....

How to immortalize reading memories
Sometimes, we need a simple idea, so simple that it makes us wond...

How to improvise activities using an object
With a little imagination, you can easily plan a quick activity o...

How to make a chalkboard
Make your own inexpensive chalkboard. You can easily find chalkbo...

How to make a homemade fishing game and make maximum use of it
Here, I would like to share one of my favorite games with you. Ch...

How to make circle time interesting
Days at daycare go by so fast that sometimes, we forget to take t...

How to make the most of a trip to the library
Read this before you go and enjoy a wonderful book-filled adventu...

How to prepare your reading corner for fall
It may be time to start thinking about fall. Here are a few ideas...

How well do you know sweet potatoes?
This tuberous root from South America is often associated with th...

I am growing up - Book suggestions
Tell me what it's like to be big is an adorable story about a lit...

Ideas for outdoor cutting skills practice
Trade paper for leaves and enjoy these four activities....

Ideas for using party streamers
Great ways to explore these colourful and inexpensive accessories...

In need of a resolution for the New Year?
Offer imagination! Are you searching for something new to offer y...

Inexpensive costumes
Halloween is almost here and children are beginning to decide wha...

Insects are our friends
Almost all insects found in our gardens are useful. Only 1% of al...

Introduction to petrography
Did you know that petrography is the science that describes and a...

Invent your own story
Few things have the power to stimulate creativity and children?s ...

It's vacation time!
When you care for a group of six children under the age of 5 for ...

It's winter in your reading corner
Brrr...it?s cold outside during winter months! The good news: win...

Kits for future veterinarians
Here is an interesting way to make your reading corner attractive...

Language
Preschool-aged children develop language skills at a very fast pa...

Learn how to say "fireflies" in French
Children will proudly share this new word at their next campfire....

Learn how to say "forest" in French
Teach children a new word during your fall walks in the forest....

Learn how to say "grass" in French
Enjoy learning this new word and repeat it every time you go outs...

Learn how to say "ice cream" in French
Fun activities to add this yummy word to children’s vocabulary....

Learn how to say "pumpkin" and "orange" in French
Make learning new words fun with these pumpkin-based activities....

Learn how to say "rake" in French
Add to children’s vocabulary as you rake leaves in your yard....

Learn how to say "sand" in French
Use children’s love of sand play to introduce them to a new word....

Learn how to say "scissors" in French
Children will proudly share this new word with their school-aged ...

Learn how to say "seashell" in French
Use children’s vacation souvenirs to introduce a new word....

Learn how to say "snack" in French
A new French word for your daily routine....

Learn how to say "squash" in French
Games and activities for discovering this seasonal fruit as child...

Learn how to say "summer" in French
Celebrate the upcoming season by teaching your group this new wor...

Learn how to say “snowflake” in French
The perfect new word when the first snowflakes are just around th...

Let's harvest pictures of vegetables
This week, let?s hunt for pictures of vegetables absolutely every...

Letters, words, and numbers in your daycare environment
We all want to create stimulating and attractive environments for...

Maggy-The magnetic dress up doll
This week, I visited a daycare to present Maggy, the magnetic dol...

Make giant beads out of swimming pool noodles
I recently visited Isabelle?s daycare to test a colourful activit...

Making the most of posters
They are beautiful and are perfect for decorating your daycare. T...

Mmmm, corn on the cob!
Eating corn on the cob at daycare makes any day feel like a sun-f...

Monsters - Book suggestion
A monster theme is the perfect time to address childhood fears. W...

Mother's Day - Book suggestion
My youngest daughter started kindergarten this year. She loves pl...

Music - Book suggestion
What is better than singing songs with children? Singing songs wh...

Musical awakening and young children
Learn all about the many benefits of musical activities....

My beautiful Christmas tree
Here are a few basic things that are good to know before you go s...

My home - Book suggestion
I have a wonderful picture book in mind for this week's theme. Th...

My wishes for the New Year
I would like to wish you a Happy New Year. May health, happiness,...

Nineteen family outings and activities
This week, I am providing a list of activities for families. This...

Number "2" in your reading corner
Letters and words steal the show in your reading corner. However,...

One snail, five activities
Explore one adorable educatall club document five different ways....

Order and disorder - Book suggestion
Little Bookworm Theme: Order and disorder I mustn't take the c...

Original reading cubes
Shapes are a popular theme with little ones. That is how I got th...

Outdoor play structures are summer essentials
Foster gross motor skills with our activity ideas....

Parachutes are fun essentials for summer and winter too!
Why include parachute activities in your program? Regular parachu...

Penguin Stacker Wooden Toy
An adorable three-dimensional puzzle for little hands....

Pirate - Book suggestion
I myself have never been a fan of pirate tales, however, knowing ...

Planet - Book Suggestion
This book makes something so abstract ever so interesting for lit...

Planting a garden with children
With the warm sun that has been present these last few weeks, the...

Playing outside during autumn
During summer months, getting outdoors is quick and easy....

Playing with watermelons
Watermelons are attractive for little ones who are drawn to their...

Polar Animals - Book Suggestion
Children are always fascinated to find out that although penguins...

Postal services - Book suggestion
I would like to share A Snowy Surprise with you. When I first saw...

Printed versions and Internet versions of books
Of course, your little ones may be too young to read a book on th...

Pumpkins in your reading corner
You can create a special autumn atmosphere in your reading corner...

Puppets and theater-Book suggestion
Okay...I know that Halloween is over and you may be anxious to pu...

Putting little fingertips to work!
Early childhood is a very important stage. At birth, children are...

Quality-filled hearts
I think that the key to getting along with others is to take the ...

Rainy day activities
If you?re facing yet another rainy day and wondering how to keep ...

Reading 101
Since reading is so important, you may want to print a copy of th...

Reading as you walk
This is a very simple idea that can introduce children to words a...

Reading corner mysteries
Together, let?s take a look at your reading corner, evaluate its ...

Reading during meals
Here is a fun suggestion to make mealtimes interesting and educat...

Reading tips and tricks
It is important that you explain the rules you want your group to...

Reading to my doll
When my daughters were younger, I loved reading to them. Those qu...

Reading with friends, a form of sharing
This week, I would like to suggest a discreet yet efficient way t...

Recycling - Book suggestion
Children's books about recycling are difficult to find but the o...

Robots - Book suggestion
I have selected a book which led to maternal bliss when I read it...

Rolling pins
Here is a game an occupational therapist suggested....

Salt dough fun
Four ideas for salt dough exploration....

Sandblox-Toy test
Two products designed for use in outdoor sandboxes or with indoor...

Say hello to Mélanie Watt
I would like to share my most recent discovery, the latest charac...

Science - Book suggestion
For this theme, I found a "First Discovery Book" from Scholastic ...

Science - Book suggestion
Finding a book about science which is a surefire pick for young c...

Scissors in your reading corner
An interesting animated story time activity....

Selective eating in children
Eating represents a very complex activity since it involves a chi...

Send me roses please!
It?s a tradition: I almost always receive roses on Valentine?s Da...

Sensory bin surprises used for arts & crafts
Hide items in a puffed wheat cereal bin for children to find....

Shapes - Book suggestion
Although September may seem early to be reading books about Hallo...

Sharing - Book suggestion
There is something very special about sharing a book with childre...

Sharing our Santa Claus stories
At this time of the year, Santa Claus? delegates have begun to ma...

Sherlock Holmes in your reading corner
Children are great at observing, examining, and investigating.....

Signs and signals that surround us
Here are a few simple ways to introduce little ones to the joys o...

Simple Valentine's Day activity for your reading corner
This activity is very simple, but it will also be very rewarding ...

Songs for circle time
Ideas to make transition periods smoother or to animate specific ...

Sound-filled books
Reading is often associated with calmness, tranquility, and silen...

Spoil a cat
Are you familiar with a plant called Nepeta cataria? Cats love th...

Spring - Book Suggestion
Spring is the time of year when everything comes back to life and...

Spring has finally sprung
Each day, I take advantage of the warmer weather by going for wal...

Springtime activities
The sun is getting warmer, the snow is melting, the birds are chi...

St. Patrick's Day - Book suggestion
The Night Before St. Patrick's Day is sure to get your group exci...

Storm Day
Simple ways to make the most of the next snowstorm....

Story tent
Build pre-reading skills in your yard!...

Story-filled eggs
Here is a simple project you can enjoy with your little bunnies!...

Storytime dice
This idea is great for a group that includes children of differen...

Strength in numbers: sharing reading moments
This week, I would like to invite you to use your sense of initia...

Summer
Sunny ideas to keep children reading all summer long....

Summer is here...reading opportunities are flourishing!
I know, during summer months, you look forward to spending as muc...

Summer is made for outdoor play
Summer, with all its warm weather, sunshine, and fresh air, is id...

Summer reading... a simple pleasure under the sun
This week, I would like to offer ideas that will help you make ou...

Summer safety - Book suggestion
The best thing to spark a conversation about summer safety is a b...

Summer-themed activities
Believe it or not, summer is almost here. The sun?s rays are fina...

Sweet November
Time goes by so fast. It feels as if September began just yesterd...

Swimming pool noodles and balloons
While holding a swimming pool noodle in my hands, I realized that...

Swimming pool noodles and creativity
While holding a swimming pool noodle in my hands, I realized that...

Tantrums
During play time you notice a child taking a toy away from anothe...

Teaching strategies-Learning to use scissors
Children who are learning to use scissors will face certain chall...

Teepees for summer reading
If you have seen them on the Web, I am sure you have fallen for t...

Television could attract children to books
I am constantly searching for ways to attract children to books, ...

The Book of Seasons
Take advantage of rainy days to begin your very own Book of Seaso...

The elves were in your reading corner
Sometimes, a little magic can encourage children to discover a sp...

The flea market: findings and treasures
What can you find at the flea market? Well, lots of things that c...

The garden - Book suggestion
There is no one better than children's favorite red dog to expla...

The garden-a refuge for birds
Food, water, shelter, and a calm environment are all part of bird...

The glue song-Visual and auditory versions
Teaching children various work strategies is always interesting. ...

The magic of maple trees
When I was young, my parents bought their first home in a quiet, ...

The parachute-A complete activity
Why should you include your parachute in your activity planning? ...

The Potty Training Stage
Children go through many stages. Some stages are more complicated...

Time - Book suggestion
"Good Night Sun, Hello Moon" is an absolutely perfect book before...

Travel agencies to the rescue
Finding books about a specific country can sometimes be quite cha...

Travel to an island destination
Let?s go on a trip to a tropical island together!...

Travel to the land of imagination
Nothing tops preparing children to enjoy a unique adventure fille...

Treasures in the yard-Part 1: Insects etc.
Most of the time, we find insects unattractive and annoying, but ...

Treasures in the yard-Part 2: Grass and rocks
Grass and rocks can easily be found in most yards or at your loca...

Two Christmas crafts perfect for older children
Big kid projects for shape recognition and cutting skills....

Two wooden toys put to the test
Toy test-For several years now, we have been filling our daycares...

Urgent! Let's take time to read with children!
This is a warning! In general, we don't spend enough time reading...

Use rocks to create a homemade memory game
Create a simple recognition activity that won’t cost you a dime....

Using books to share discoveries and passions
Books and reading represent ideal tools for teaching children all...

Using swimming pool noodles to create a soccer game
This game is perfect for all age groups. Best of all, it is simpl...

Valentine's Day - Book suggestion
Children all have a favourite type of toy they just can't get eno...

Valentine's Day - Book suggestion
As a mom and daycare worker, I have to say that Valentine's Day i...

What are pre-writing and pre-reading activities?
Teaching little ones while they are having fun is generally the m...

What happened when?
A game that will encourage children to speak. I would like to sha...

What to do in your yard during September
The weather is still nice and it?s time to take care of many autu...

What to do when children aren't attracted to books
Certain children really don?t like books. However, I prefer to th...

What to do with used books?
First of all, books should never make their way to a garbage can!...

What to do with your Christmas tree in January
Here are a few ways to recycle your Christmas tree in the New Yea...

Wikki Stix
Learn how children can use these intriguing wax-covered sticks....

Winter - Book suggestion
I love making snowmen outdoors, snowmen crafts, snowmen cookies, ...

Winter-themed activities for children
In Quebec, winter is the longest season of the year. Unlike many ...

Wintertime reading corner
Brrr?it?s cold outside. The good news: winter represents the idea...

Writing a story for little ones
Here are four simple techniques that can be used to write a story...

Writing activities and older children
Discover the endless possibilities associated with these popular ...

Writing to Santa is great for improving reading skills
It?s that time of the year. It?s time to think about writing to S...

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