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Music Development: Making Music Through the Ages With Kids

Music Development: Making Music Through the Ages With Kids

Between the times your child is born and as he grows, there is a great deal that you can do to ensure optimum music development. Early music experiences can a raise a child’s musical aptitude and help develop language skills and independence in very young children. Spend quality time with music, singing, listening, making instruments …

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International Peace Day: Activities for the Elementary Classroom

International Peace Day: Activities for the Elementary Classroom

“No peace in the world without peace in the nation, No peace in the nation without peace in the town, No peace in the town without peace in the home/school, No peace in the home without peace in the heart.”                        Quote by – Tao Te Ching The International Day of Peace (Peace Day) is …

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Hands-on Learning With Books: Activities for the Early Childhood Class

Hands-on Learning With Books: Activities for the Early Childhood Class

Appreciate literature in your classroom. It is one of the best ways to motivate your students to take an interest in written as well as a spoken language.  Why not integrate learning across the curriculum with good books?  Don’t fall short on ideas for the upcoming school year. Turn to your children’s literature library and …

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Young Children and the Dangers of Heat: Preventing Heat Illness

Young Children and the Dangers of Heat: Preventing Heat Illness

Playing outside during the summer is healthy and promotes benefits from exercise, however a young child’s body cannot adapt to extreme changes in temperature. Children’s bodies absorb more heat on a hot day. They do not perspire as easily as adults, so they are less able to cool off by sweating. The Three Main Forms …

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Patriotism: Activities For Children That Can Nurture a Love of Our Country

Patriotism: Activities For Children That Can Nurture a Love of Our Country

We are lucky to live in a nation where freedom and justice for all prevails. We as parents/teachers are the ones to teach our children the importance of patriotism. How much does your child know about the United States? When we understand our country’s history and events, we respect each other more and feel like …

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Native American Crafts For Kids: Southeastern Nations

Native American Crafts For Kids: Southeastern Nations

For years before the European explorers came upon American shores, the native nations prospered around the areas of the Southeastern areas known today as North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana. Discover traditional crafts of these tribes (Catawba, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek, and Seminole) –nations of people who lived in a …

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Conversation Heart Activities for Valentine’s Day

Conversation Heart Activities for Valentine’s Day

Conversation Heart candies are those sweet-talking, heart-shaped confections that have kids of all ages enjoying the sayings and munching for years. Loads of colors, flavors, and sayings that change from year to year; these candies are over a century old. The New England Confectionery Company (NECCO) began manufacturing these hearts around the year 1902, but …

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