When children play we often just think they're having fun, but research has shown that the benefits of play extend far beyond that in early childhood. Such a key resource in understanding the effects and benefits of play on early childhood development.
Fun and easy DIY paintbrushes that get kids creating! Use with different "textures" of paint for even more possibilities. These are fun for every day painting or would make a great activity for a kids art themed party.
Teaching Strategies mini-poster Objectives for Development Learning Standard 3 Knowledge of Standards and Assessments. Assess,compare, and contrast the effects fo various teaching strategies on individual student performance relative to content standards)
Group Art Activity, "Tennis Ball Painting" (from Art & Creativity in Early Childhood Education) Another great example of play fostering socio-emotional development! In fact, many group activities will do so.
Sensory Table-Easy non food sensory bin fillers for sensory play. Sensory bins are perfect for early childhood learning including toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids. Make fun sensory bins for every holiday and season too.