The benefits of music therapy enhance child development in ways any parent or teacher will get excited about. Read on to learn more about the concept and hear music therapists share how music therapy elements can benefit your students, and how you can incorporate them in your children’s lives.
Articles tagged with ECE activities
Rasmussen College's Early Childhood Education (ECE) department chair Mary Muhs shares her passion for anti-bias education and discusses Rasmussen College's plans to celebrate our world's youngest of learners during Week of the Young Child.
Starting a cleaning habit young can teach children to embrace chores as a normal (and even rewarding) part of life. But, as with most things parents and teachers do with toddlers, implementing cleaning habits isn’t always easy. Get some advice on how to go about it.
The Thanksgiving holiday has a controversial history. So how do early childhood educators frame that with their little learners? We compiled some tips to help you create the perfect pre-k Thanksgiving lesson plan.
When planning activities for your toddlers, you don't even have to choose between educational and entertaining - why not incorporate both? Check out this list of fun fall activities for preschoolers that will keep your youngsters laughing and learning this season.
As outdoor activities go, gardening is hard to beat for promoting well-rounded development in youngsters. Whether the garden is in pots on an apartment balcony, a community patch or right out the back door, kids who engage with it are harvesting a whole lot more than food and flowers. Learn some data-driven reasons to get your kids out in the garden.
As the snow melts and the trees begin to bud, there are plenty of fun, innovative spring activities for preschoolers that will get them up off the couch and embracing the new season. If you’re up for some fresh, lively activities to keep your little ones busy, you came to the right place!
You’re on board for starting this important process with your young ones. But where do you even begin? We took to the Internet to identify some of the best literacy activities for preschoolers. Bookmark this list for a rainy day and you’ll always have an entertaining and educational activity ready when you need it!
Whether you’re a preschool teacher, a childcare provider or a frazzled parent, you need a few tricks up your sleeve for getting kids to eat healthy. We talked to experts in childcare and nutrition to uncover the answer to the question we’re all asking: “How do you get kids to eat healthy?”
The cold months are upon us and you're struggling to entertain your toddlers indoors. But take comfort! The blogosphere is glowing with brilliant holiday activities for toddlers to help make this season the joyful time it’s meant to be.
Your kids’ pirate adventures may just seem like some simple afternoon of fun, but they’re actually engaging in a positive learning experience called dramatic play. We have the scoop on what dramatic play entails, why it matters and how you can encourage this activity with your kids.
Getting kids to “work out” can be challenging. But there’s no need to stick to run-of-the-mill, boring exercises like jumping jacks, push-ups and sprints. We put together a list of some fun and creative fitness activities for kids that will get them moving in no time at all.