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The Importance of Dramatic Play

Dramatic play, imaginative play, creative play, role-playing, make-believe or just plain pretending…is a foundation of childhood development. Giving children endless opportunities to imitate what they often see adults doing allows children to imagine themselves in new roles and act different scenarios. The Excellerations® 14" Dolls with Swaddle Blanket & Removeable Diapers Set of 4 and Excellerations® Yummy Plush Pretend Play Food - 25 Pieces #gifted are great staples for a

Rainbow Pouring Station

Pouring stations have limitless options and endless engagement. Whether you provide colored water, rice, water beads, sand, dried beans, and so on, it is simple set up that is packed with so much learning. To set this invitation you will need a sensory bin, Learning Resources Gallon Measuring Set , Graduated Beakers, Graduated Cylinders, Liquid Measures #gifted, water, liquid water colors or food coloring. Invite the child to pour, scoop, measure, and mix, in the sensory bi

Invitation to Create with the Whatsit

Have you seen the new products at @discountschoolsupply? They have so many new and innovative products such as the Children's Factory Whatsit. #gifted This is perfect for any playroom or classroom that lets a child creatively use it as a fort, tunnel, boat, car, castle, obstacle course, read a book, or simply relax. The possibilities are endless. With the ability to be rearranged in so many different ways, it provides for boosting a child's imagination as well as enhancing th

Invitation to Explore Social-Emotional Feelings

Discount School Supply has so many innovative social-emotional learning tools for children. Since the Social-Emotional aspect of a child is the foundation that supports all areas of development, the stronger awareness that surrounds this pillar the more equipped the child will be. Social-Emotional development heavily influences the child, therefore using as many tools possible will only benefit the child. The social-emotional develop­ment domain consists of the following thre

Riding a Tricycle

Did you know that riding a tricycle is a rite of passage for most children in the early years? When young children ride a tricycle they learn, develop, and benefit so many skills. When a child rides a tricycle it improves their coordination and balance moving various muscle groups, promotes development of hand-eye coordination, and enhances their arm and leg coordination as they maneuver getting on and off the bike. All these gross motor movements are great for promoting cont

Invitation to Paint with Slinkies

Painting without paintbrushes is always a good idea. After doing this process art invitation for several years now it’s safe to say painting with slinkies is always a favorite. To set this initiation you will need Colorations® 1/2 Gallon Simply Washable Tempera Paint, Rainbow set of 6 Colors #gifted, plates, butcher paper, and slinkies. Pour the paint into the plates and let child explore a whole new way of painting by dipping the slinky into the paint and creating freely. As

Skoolzy Manipulatives

In early childhood, manipulatives are learning tools that keep children engaged by simply manipulating. Since children learn best through play, manipulative play specifically requires that a child use objects to arrange, move, weigh, count, turn, order, sort, build, and so on. Skoolzy, provides manipulatives that help develop an array of skills. Every toy is designed to enhance development skills including hand dexterity, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, logic, and c

Step Up Climber X Climb & Play Set

Researchers are uncovering the values of one of the most developmentally important forms of play - climbing. As humans from birth we’re explorers, thrill-seekers, problem-solvers, and above all, curious, therefore we are simply born to climb. We naturally don’t just love climbing for the excitement and the challenge - there are biological reasons at play that attract us to it. Climbing aids in mental and physical development, and has been shown to improve creativity, memory,

My First Dramatic Play Sets

Dramatic play, imaginative play, creative play, role-playing, make-believe or just plain pretending…is a foundation of childhood development. These #gifted Environments® My First Soft sets: Career Set, Play Food Set, and Soft Dishes Set are such great sets to start or be additions for dramatic play, especially for toddlers. Giving children endless opportunities to imitate what they often see adults doing allows children to imagine themselves in new roles and act different sce

Invitation to Climb

Researchers are uncovering the values of one of the most developmentally important forms of play - climbing. As humans from birth we’re explorers, thrill-seekers, problem-solvers, and above all, curious, therefore we are simply born to climb. We nautrally don’t just love climbing for the excitement and the challenge - there are biological reasons at play that attract us to it. Climbing aids in mental and physical development, and has been shown to improve creativity, memory,

Invitation to Sort Colors

Children have a natural desire to make sense of their world, to create order. For that reason, 'sorting activities often attract children. In fact, many children will start sorting things without even being taught. Sorting is a beginning math skill. It may seem that a big chunk early math is about learning numbers and quantity, but there's much more to it. By sorting, children understand that things are alike and different as well as that they can belong and be organized into

Sensory Shapes on the Light Table

When Discount School Supply #gifted these neon-bright Sensory Silicone Shapes I just had to put them on Guidecraft Light Table for this #invitaitontoexplore. Adding the sensory shapes to the light table provides for an excellent resource for sensory input. Children are often calmed by the glow of the table and the visual stimulation enhances their experience as they explore. There are eight flexible shapes that are visually and tactically stimulating. Perfect for infants and

Comfy Corner

Comfy Corner// Children need a place they can retreat to when they need to think, rest, or just decompress. Comfy corners give children a safe place to calm down and relax. This is a great start to instill independent doable self regulation practices. When Discount School Supply #gifted Children’s Factory As We Grow™ Sofa, Blue, it was the perfect push to transition to create a comfy corner in his room. Typically in a comfy corner whether it is in a Early Child Hood Classroom

 
 
 

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