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The 20 Best Halloween Costumes for Kids

By sara / September 28, 2017

Halloween is quickly approaching. Is your family ready? If not, we’ve got you covered. Your kids will be ready to collect all of the candy in the neighborhood in no time with these awesome costumes.  Our list is chalked full of  the hottest trends for 2017 as well as some timeless classics looks as well. 20. […]

The 25 Best Children’s Books about Immigration

By sara / September 21, 2017

If your children are anything like mine, they are hearing discussions of immigration and refugee status on the news, on the playground, maybe even quoting everyone’s favorite Musical, “Immigrants, we get the job done!”  Your children may have a lot of questions about immigration and migration and where do you go for those answers?  Our […]

The 10 Best Teachers to Follow on Social Media

By sara / August 23, 2017

Social media is a great resource for you to find and share inspiration for your classroom on a daily basis. You will be able to find neat activities, fun games and creative crafts to include in your teaching plans. Social media will help you interact with other teachers and also keep up with what they […]

The 15 Best Accounts to Follow on Teachers Pay Teachers

By sara / August 7, 2017

Teachers Pay Teachers is a community of educators that can come together and share their experience and wisdom with millions of their fellow educators. This is a very unique place where teachers can buy and sell teaching resources that they found to be successful in their classroom. The founder of Teachers pay Teachers discovered that […]

The 15 Best Children’s Books About Telling the Truth

By sara / June 30, 2017

Honesty can be hard to come by these days. We need to raise the next generation of honest people in the world. The best way to do that is to teach them young. This list of books will be a fun and easy way to teach your children the importance of being honest. These stories will […]

The Best 2017 Summer Reading Books K-5th Grades

By sara / May 22, 2017

It’s every kids favorite time of the year…SUMMER VACATION. That means that they will have a lot of time on their tiny little hands. Reading is a great way to spend some of their newly discovered free time. Reading will help them increase their reading level and it will also help them calm down from […]

The Importance Learning Through Song

By sara / May 15, 2017

Isn’t it amazing how you can remember all the words to Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, but you can’t remember where you put your car keys? There is a reason why all those old children’s classics have stuck with you over the years and something you did thirty minutes ago is completely gone from your […]

The 8 Best Earth Day Activities for Kids

By sara / April 21, 2017

Earth Day is an awesome day to get into your craft closet. You know all those egg cartons and paper towel rolls you have been saving? This is the perfect time to explain recycling to your children and help them create crafts that represent the theme of the day.If you haven’t been stashing away recyclables […]

The 10 Best Easter books for Children

By sara / April 12, 2017

These books are perfect last minute items for your children’s Easter baskets. They are going to be full of sugar from all the fun Easter activities and these books are a perfect way to calm them down from all of the excitment. These books are perfect to read to them before or after the bunny […]

The 20 Best Spring Songs for Kids

By sara / March 29, 2017

Not only does singing and dancing play an important cultural role in our lives, but it also plays a significant role in our development. Music plays a part in celebrations, holidays, movies, and worship. Children see it on a daily basis, and it helps them learn many things as they grow.Music is an instinctive way […]

Are You Prepared For an IEP Meeting?

By sara / March 3, 2017

If you have a special needs child, the prospect of an IEP meeting can fill you with dread. Sitting in a room full of teachers and experts, while listening to what you child is doing wrong, is not anyone’s idea of a good time. If you do your homework and come prepared, an IEP meeting […]

The 20 Best Brain Break Songs

By sara / February 22, 2017

Everyone remembers sitting in class as a child and getting a case of ants in your pants. Teachers have now recognized that this is an awesome point in the day for a Brain Break! When you are dealing with little learners, you start to sense when they need to take a break and get the […]

The Best Graphic Novels for Early Readers

By sara / February 14, 2017

Why Graphic Novels?  Graphic novels have long been beloved by teen and adult readers the world over. From Japanese manga to well-known American comics, this literary format has millions of fans and its popularity has only continued to grow. Academic libraries report that graphic novels are among their most-requested materials, and in 2015 the sale […]

A Guide To Adaptive Toys for Special Needs Children

By sara / February 10, 2017

Adaptive Toy Solutions  As a parent of a special needs child, you encounter challenges at every turn. Depending on your child’s abilities, simple tasks can become frustrating experiences for your little ones. Even choosing a simple toy for your child can be overwhelming as each child can respond differently to different stimuli, even if they […]

The 50 Most Educational Family Vacation Ideas

By sara / February 10, 2017

When considering your next family vacation, a lot of emotions can come over you. Excitement, stress (lots of stress), and happiness at the thought of spending time with your family. It is important to pick a vacation spot that everyone in your family will enjoy, which can be difficult depending on your children’s ages and […]

The Best Travel Books for Kids

By sara / January 31, 2017

One of the best ways for teaching kids about the world is through reading. According to an article from Children First Foundation USA, children get higher grades and a boost in their confidence when they travel. Reading about different countries may stir their interest in visiting someday. There are several excellent books for grades K-3 […]

The 15 Best Ideas to Increase Fluency for Young Readers

By sara / January 30, 2017

​Is Your Grade School Student or Child Struggling with Reading? Don’t Miss These 15 Top Ideas for Increasing Reading Fluency TodayTeachers managing classrooms from toddler age to third grade often are focused on making sure their students are reading a grade reading level. That’s because, as the U.S. Department of Education has noted two out of […]

The Best Online Math Games for Kids

By sara / January 26, 2017

Learning math involves many hours of practice and repetition to establish a good foundation on which to build more difficult concepts. Using games for math learning offers a way to add entertainment and variety into learning the basic principles that many children find challenging and sometimes frustrating. Math games are also an excellent resource for […]

The 20 Best Poetry Books for Kids

By sara / January 22, 2017

The importance of reading to our children is a truth that we are all deeply aware of. The benefits are researched, proven and documented in abundance. Integrating books of poetry books for children into the lineup can be not just beneficial, but greatly enjoyable.There is no shortage of research boasting claims of the power of […]

The 15 Best Online Preschool Games

By sara / January 17, 2017

Looking to add some excitement into your learning routine for your kids? Ever considered online games? Filled with fun characters and animation, these games can not only keep your young one busy, they can teach them in fun and interactive ways to make learning an enjoyable experience. This in a great way to introduce your […]

The 20 Best Phonetic Alphabet Programs for Kids

By sara / January 16, 2017

Learning to read by phonics helps children learn to read better and faster. Since there are only 43 English letter combinations, most children can sound out words quickly and easily. Students who learn to read phonetically are better spellers. There is no need to memorize hundreds of words because most words can simply be sounded […]

The 10 Best Fantasy Book Series for Young Readers

By sara / January 5, 2017

According to the National Education Association children who are read to at home have a higher success rate at school. Reading extensively also increases a child’s vocabulary. Children’s fantasy series’ allow readers to be transported to other worlds and escape the predictability of everyday life. Below, I’ve compiled a list of the best fantasy books […]

The 10 Best Preschool Birthday Party Themes

By sara / January 5, 2017

We always want to make sure our kids have the best birthday ever! Choosing a fantastic theme is one of the best ways to guarantee your child and his or her guests have a great time and remember the party for years to come. To help you make the most of your child’s big day, […]

The 20 Best Audio Books for Kids

By sara / January 3, 2017

There is no question that reading to your child can help improve their reading skills while also giving you some one-on-one time with your little ones. Many parents have turned to audio books as a way to encourage reading as well. Audio books are beneficial as they can be used on long road trips or […]

The 10 Best Online Reading Programs

By sara / December 21, 2016

The availability of online study materials has transformed not only how students learn in the classroom, but also the ways in which their parents can help them learn at home. Whether it’s teaching or reviewing the basics in the evening, or seeking out the best resources for homeschooling, online resources are a game changer in […]

The Best Early Childhood Education Conferences of 2017

By sara / December 21, 2016

Previous List: 2016 Best Conferences Education is the key to further advancing the modern world. Therefore it is essential to properly educate today’s young children and youth. Attending education conferences can be an effective way of doing so, as interaction with other learning professionals helps educators to better their classrooms. Attending the presentations and lectures […]

The 20 Best Phonics Songs

By sara / December 21, 2016

Music is a powerful methodology for everyday life. Certain songs incite memories, emotions, and spiritual balance. It can also be one of the most beneficial models for teaching phonics during early childhood. Songs, rhymes, and other mnemonic devices are the most memorable for the human brain and allow children to naturally internalize sounds and concepts […]

The 15 Best Apps for Learning to Read

By sara / December 16, 2016

One rite of passage of being a kid is learning how to read. It can be exciting for the child as they discover new words and stories and it can also be thrilling for parents to see their child learn. In the modern world of the 21st century, there are endless aides to teach reading, […]

The 20 Best Special Education Apps

By sara / December 12, 2016

When you are told your child has special educational needs, you might feel scared, confused, or like you do not know how to help or what to do for them. Hopefully the teacher, specialist, or doctor who provided the diagnosis gave you information; but if not, or if you desire more, there are resources out […]

The 20 Best Educational Toys for Toddlers

By sara / December 8, 2016

Educational toys for toddlers, whether for Christmas or other reasons, must serve their purpose. Each toy selected helps children engage with it in a manner that involves use and development of fine or general motor skills, as well as opportunities to learn melodies, rhythms, letters, numbers, and words.We base our selections on several factors. First […]

The 10 Best Christmas Movies for Children

By sara / December 7, 2016

Get your family ready for the Christmas season with The 10 Best Christmas movies for Children. Some of these movies will get your children singing along to classic Christmas songs and the rest of these movies will have them captivated by the magic of Christmas. Grab a hot chocolate and sit by the glow of […]

The 10 Best Thanksgiving Kids Crafts

By sara / November 16, 2016

​The holidays bring family together and help us create lasting memories. But with family in town, preparing a big meal, and the unexpected surprises that inevitably arise, it isn’t always smooth sailing, especially when the kids get underfoot. If you are looking for ways to entertain your kids in the days leading up to and […]

The 15 Best Podcasts for Kids

By sara / November 11, 2016

In 2004, the first podcasting service set up shop. By June of 2013, Apple had hit one billion podcast subscribers and podcasts were becoming commonplace in classrooms. Paul Harris, an educational expert at Harvard, says podcasts are usually written off as viable options for children because most people assume kids need a visual component to […]

Investing in Your Child’s Education: Finding the best preschool

By sara / November 3, 2016

Choosing the right preschool for your child requires more research than simply choosing one that is close to home. As a parent, you want the best for your child, especially when it comes to education. A good education from the beginning sets a child up for success throughout their education. There have even been studies that […]

The Top 20 Children’s Books since 2013

By sara / October 19, 2016

Picking out a favorite story together and snuggling on the couch to read aloud, exploring the world through your imagination, is an activity that is emotionally rewarding and gives parents, grandparents, and caregivers the opportunity to bond with children. Family reading time is not just a way to spend quality time with one another. Although […]

15 Great Parenting Podcasts

By sara / September 22, 2016

Information on parenting is vast in our high-tech culture. Books, magazine articles, and websites all boast the latest, greatest parenting knowledge, and it can be overwhelming to weed through all of the words to find the true nuggets of wisdom. Another method of learning is podcasts, specifically those about parenting. In 15 minutes to an hour […]

Best Apps for Kindergarteners

By sara / September 20, 2016

Introducing technology to young children may give them an advantage later in life. While the image of a child playing on a tablet computer all day long can rub people the wrong way, it doesn’t have to be only about frivolous fun and games.When used correctly, learning apps can give preschoolers and kindergarteners a great […]

Understanding the Importance of Language Development

By sara / September 20, 2016

Long before children learn how to read words on a page, they develop and hone the skills needed to understand how language works. Rapid growth occurs in the language centers of the brain during the early childhood years. Before the age of 8, children form the foundation for language and literacy development by discovering that […]

How to Become a Substitute Teacher

By sara / September 19, 2016

Entering into the educational field is a decision that many people make. However, you aren’t relegated to only one option if you want to venture into this niche. Some people decide to pursue full-time jobs at a university, but others may opt to act as substitutes. When the latter field intrigues you, learning the answers […]

The 10 Best TED Talks for Parents

By sara / September 19, 2016

Too often, the idea that children are the future is heard but rarely understood on a larger scale. Not only does this concept embody the fact that children will only get older and be responsible for the manner in which the world works, but it depicts that children are responsible for the influence of the […]

The 50 Most Educational YouTube Channels for Kids

By sara / May 26, 2016

​Finding educational shows for your children to watch can be hard to find. Finding an educational show that they will actually enjoy is even harder. YouTube is an excellent way to find educational content that your children will love. This list will allow you to find the right channel for every stage of your child’s […]

The Best Software for Early Childhood Education Classrooms

By sara / July 30, 2015

Early childhood education (ECE) today is seeing an increase in technology as a part of the classroom integration. With innovations in technology and software today, it’s only sensible that it gets introduced to classrooms for young children starting at a very early age. In order to prepare them for the devices they must handle in […]

Our Guide to Making a Great Classroom Website

By sara / July 22, 2015

As a teacher, you want to engage students and inspire learning. Since teaching has existed, teachers have looked for ways to inspire children to want to learn. Teachers want to take advantage of all resources to equip students to reach their learning potential. Developing a website classroom is a step in the right direction in […]

Summer Jobs for Teachers

By sara / June 17, 2015

There’s a common misconception that teachers spend their entire summer vacation lounging by a pool. The reality is plenty of teachers pick up a summer job to keep their income flowing. Your best bet is to play to your strengths. As someone who specializes in early childhood education, you are well-positioned for several types of […]

What is Troops to Teachers?

By sara / June 17, 2015

With nearly two hundred thousand military service people leaving the armed forces every year, there is a great need to provide these deserving men and women with rewarding and high-quality jobs. At the same time, many of our nation’s schools are challenged to meet the needs of children living in poverty, subjected to life in […]

Student Loan Forgiveness for Teachers

By sara / May 28, 2015

College and graduate school tuition in the US is very expensive. US citizens who can’t afford to go to college can take out a loan. Paying off these loans could potentially take a lifetime, especially if you don’t have a high paying job or career. Student loans must be paid off whether you complete your […]

Teacher Interview Questions

By sara / May 28, 2015

There is nothing more daunting than an interview session, but what makes it even more daunting is the challenging questions you might be faced with. The key to succeeding in an interview is knowing how to handle yourself well under pressure. When you’re faced with challenging questions in an already anxiety-ridden situation, you should be […]

Why Teachers Should Join an EDU-Based Credit Union

By sara / May 22, 2015

Let’s face it – you work hard for your money. You aren’t paid for simply educating but for coaching, inspiring, and counseling. Because every dollar you earn is both personal and valuable, it’s vital that you entrust your funds with the right financial institution. For many people, commercial banks are the only option as credit […]

The 10 Best Preschool Songs

By sara / May 22, 2015

Although the songs may have changed over the years, one fact remains the same: preschool children love learning through song. Not only are songs fun, but our brains remember information much better if it’s set to a song. This is why you can remember the lyrics from your favorite song as a child, but have […]

Free Clip Art for Teachers

By sara / May 6, 2015

With budget cuts striking schools around the country, teachers find themselves trying to do their jobs with minimal resources. Some teachers don’t even have a desk and textbook for every student. Many teachers shell money out of pocket every year for basic supplies for their students. Luckily, the Internet has opened up a plethora of […]

What is Early Childhood Education?

By sara / May 4, 2015

There was a time not so long ago in America when the concept of pre-school didn’t exist. There were no such thing as early childhood learning centers since mothers didn’t work. Their sole job was to stay home and be the children’s personal tutor. One could argue that preschools spawned out of the need for […]

Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas

By sara / April 29, 2015

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! You remember growing up how some of your best teachers shaped and enhanced your life as a kid. They introduced you to things in the world and opened your ideas to learning ideas that still stick with you today. Teachers are sometimes the unsung heroes of the world. We rely on […]

The 100 Greatest Education Quotes

By sara / April 22, 2015

A child miseducated is a child lost. John F. Kennedy A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard. Eliphas Levi A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching. A. […]

The Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

By sara / April 22, 2015

For first-time parents, it can be difficult to know when our children are ready to begin Kindergarten. They have been with us for their whole lives. They’ve adapted to us and us to them. Some parents are apprehensive. They worry their child will not cope well, or be misunderstood. Others are overconfident, and forget to […]

What is Whole Brain Teaching?

By sara / March 27, 2015

As the modern educational system flounders deeper every year, it doesn’t take long for new teachers to become disenchanted with the red-tape rigmarole that is modern education. Even more, the age-old problems of classroom management are compounded by ever-increasing mandates to abstain from intrusive discipline measures. With corporal punishment largely viewed as a dusty relic […]

How to Build Your Education-Based Resume in Today’s Job Market

By sara / March 27, 2015

In today’s job market, there are few professions that offer a good wage while also sporting a high rate of job fulfillment. One of those professions is the field of Early Childhood Education. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing one of your students finally grasp a concept that caused them to struggle. With more […]

How to become an Intervention Specialist

By sara / February 18, 2015

Early childhood intervention specialists work with very young children and their parents to provide assistance to those with delayed development. The children who receive the services of early childhood intervention specialists tend to have more severe developmental delays when compared to those whose problems are identified later on.

How much do Early Childhood Educators Earn?

By sara / February 18, 2015

Early Childhood Education (ECE) is increasingly being recognized as a national asset. Studies have shown long term positive effects of quality preschool programs: as adults, preschool attendees stay in school longer, earn more, and lead more stable lives in terms of home ownership and longer marriages. Other studies have shown that preschool education produces positive […]

How do I become a Children’s Curriculum Developer?

By sara / February 18, 2015

A curriculum developer aids teachers by preparing them in the most recent techniques and educational approaches. They evaluate and revise curricula to keep current with up-to-the-minute technology and state and federal guidelines. Their curriculum development obligations demand them to travel to various schools to study teachers and to provide trainings. Their daily schedules carry out […]

How do I become a Children’s Software Developer?

By sara / February 17, 2015

Technology is not just an important part of modern adult life, but a crucial part of education as well. Children must be prepared to succeed in a world where technology is an integral part of their careers and their daily existences. Schools are using technology in an ever-expanding range of ways, including standardized testing, communicating […]

How to become a Preschool Teacher

By sara / February 13, 2015

How Do I Become a Preschool Teacher? Do you enjoy being around small children? If so, preschool teaching can be a rewarding and fulfilling career. While there are training and educational requirements, these prepare you to perform in a competent and caring manner as an early childhood educator.

The Top 15 Education Conferences of 2015

By sara / February 3, 2015

Attention teachers, faculty and parents: If you are looking for some amazing conferences to attend this school year, look no further. Below is our top 15 education conference choices from around the country. From reading intervention, pre-school classrooms and even new and innovative technology ideas, check out these 15 can’t miss conferences.

25 Scholarships for Early Childhood Education Students

By sara / October 28, 2014

Entering college can be a huge financial burden for perspective students. There are many available scholarships offered to students interested in becoming a teacher. Below is a list of 25 scholarships available to students pursuing a degree in early childhood education:

What Careers Can I have with an Early Childhood Education Degree?

By sara / October 23, 2014

The first years of our lives are a formative period that can lay the foundation for our growth into adulthood, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. A degree in Early Childhood Education prepares you with the skills necessary to help cultivate healthy growth in children, shaping their lives and the communities that they live in for the […]

10 Best Apps to help your Child with Common Core Standards

By sara / July 21, 2014

As the nation is undergoing one of the biggest educational shifts in history, the Common Core Standards have been weighing heavily on the minds of educators and administrators across the United States. Luckily, the digital revolution has created a number of technological resources that have been designed to help schools find new ways to adapt […]

The 15 Most Amazing Virtual Field Trips

By sara / July 11, 2014

Education today is anything but standardized. There are a growing number of children being homeschooled, using distance learning, enrolled in charter schools, attending private schools, and as many different approaches to education as there are public school systems in the United States. If there’s one aspect of the educational experience that all these approaches share, […]

The 50 Best Books For Preschoolers

By sara / July 7, 2014

Books will always be at the core of proper childhood development at the preschool level. It teaches young kids skills that are fundamental to success as they grow, such as cognitive thought, language improvement, and concentration enhancement. It introduces them to life lessons that they will carry well after they leave the daycare center. It […]

The Top 10 Reasons to Join Your Child’s PTO

By sara / June 20, 2014

Though many parents are short on time, they still have a strong desire to become engaged not only in their student’s education, but also in their environment at school. Perhaps the single best way to make this happen is to join the PTO, which has traditional stood for Parent Teacher Organization. As its name implies, […]

Why Every Preschool Teacher Should Play With LEGOs

By sara / June 19, 2014

Legos have long enjoyed widespread adoption in the home, largely serving as a creative outlet for children after they arrive home from preschool or elementary school. In an educational context, people are perhaps most familiar with massive Lego competitions that take place in high schools and in engineering programs at the college level. These building […]

15 Must Have iPad apps for Preschool Teachers

By sara / May 26, 2014

Even the youngest of students are utilizing technology in the classroom. iPads, ipods and computers have become a vital part of the learning experience. As pre-school teachers and parents look for educational apps for their students and children we are here to help you narrow down your search and highlight some of our favorites. Here […]

20 Must Follow Pinterest Accounts for Preschool Teachers

By sara / May 24, 2014

There is a wealth of information and resources available for Preschool teachers on Pinterest. After taking the time to search everything preschool on Pinterest, I’ve composed a list of 20 great Pinterest accounts to follow along with a link to a cool pin to start with. Early childhood educators and even parents can benefit from […]

10 Must watch TED talks about Early Childhood Education

By sara / May 24, 2014

TED conferences bring the world’s greatest minds together to share revolutionary progress and exchange creative ideas. Some of the best TED talks have been devoted to ensuring that the next generation embraces the values that TED represents: innovation, creativity, and globalization of information. The following talks are some of TED’s best on education. Any educator […]

Early Childhood Education Job Prospects

By sara / May 24, 2014

Early Childhood Education Requirements Some believe early childhood education is one of the most important career fields in education because the basis of a child’s education is formed at these young ages. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, early childhood education is anything before 8-years-old. The educational requirements of this […]