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Open the world to children through books

Books and the stories they contain have the power to connect communities and help children learn and grow values and empathy. There are hundreds of wonderful books for children written and published each year. Sometimes as educators and as parents, it can become overwhelming to figure out what books to buy or which books will…

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Let’s Get Physical with Brain Break Active Games

Have you ever experienced a lesson go terribly wrong? Picture this: You’re teaching a class of 28 third graders, and it’s raining outside. The principal is observing you, and 15 minutes in, you notice that your students are becoming restless, disengaged, and off-task! It’s now or never – you’ve got to get your students engaged…

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Celebrations: Easter

Celebrations. To do, or not to do? Is it even that simple? Early childhood educators are often faced with ongoing internal discussions, rules, policies or expectations about how national celebrations such as Christmas and Easter are marked. In an early childhood context, celebrations such as Easter are often a reflection of our society, history, culture…

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14 Educational Ways to Use Pop Its in the Classroom

Nope teachers, it’s not your champagne popping on Friday night! This new craze sweeping across primary school classrooms has been dubbed the next fidget spinner. The Pop It, or fidget popper, is a sensory toy that has little ‘bubbles’ that you can push through and ‘pop’, kind of like bubble wrap! They were initially designed…

14-educational-ways-to-use-pop-its-in-the-classroom

14 Educational Ways to Use Pop Its in the Classroom

Nope teachers, it’s not your champagne popping on Friday night! This new craze sweeping across primary school classrooms has been dubbed the next fidget spinner. The Pop It, or fidget popper, is a sensory toy that has little ‘bubbles’ that you can push through and ‘pop’, kind of like bubble wrap! They were initially designed…

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Easter Maths Activities for the Classroom

  Even if Easter craft isn’t your thing, you can still be the ultimate teacher by bringing educational Easter festivities to your classroom with these quick and easy Easter maths activities. They require very little preparation and use easy-to-find resources that you may already have. What’s even more fabulous than the simplicity of these ideas…