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Month: November 2011

Wrapping Paper Tubes Make Great Ramps!

November 29, 2011
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With the holiday season upon us, it is the perfect time to collect empty gift wrapping tubes to use at home or in the classroom. Have you ever put your ear up to one? The tubes are great for exploring sound and can also be fun to explore looking through, but perhaps my favorite use…

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Thanksgiving

November 24, 2011
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Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday, but it has nothing to do with the food. For some reason, it seems that everyone is equal on this day. There is no pressure to buy gifts, no stress about “so much to do, so little time”. People gather and enjoy each others’ company and the food…

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More kid recipes…

November 22, 2011
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Cupcakes by Rusty (age 6) “You put em in the oven and then you cook em and get em out. You put about 4 scoops of sugar in em. And then you cut em up and put about 3 gallons of milk and how about 5 scoops of chocolate and nothing else.” Pasgetti (Spaghetti) by…

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Bet you learned that word in school!

November 17, 2011
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I’m more than positive that 99 percent of parents have made that very statement. Whether it is something really strange or possible dirty, our kids pick up on all of it. Some by chance are just a reflection of us. I was talking to my friend who has a 13 year old that has just…

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Not Just Cute

November 15, 2011
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I recently stumbled upon a wonderful early childhood blog called “Not Just Cute”.  The activities and articles in this blog all come with developmental objectives, meaning their purpose is to contribute to the overall development of the child.  The author of the blog, Amanda Morgan, explains that “We owe it to the children that we…

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Toddler Science: It’s Never too Early to Start Exploring!

November 11, 2011
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It could be argued that toddlers are almost always doing science…listening to sounds as they bang two blocks together, playing in the sink as they “wash their hands,” exploring the textures of food and toys, or watching what happens when they drop something over and over again. For young children, science is learned through play,…

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Register for a Step Up for Kids Regional Conference Near You

November 11, 2011
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Advocates, policymakers and experts in all areas of child well-being will gather in cities across Kentucky for the 2011 Step Up for Kids Regional Conference Series to learn about the 2012 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children Agenda, and to prepare for the 8th Annual Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol. Attend an event in your region…

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Leaf it to Beaver and everybody else!

November 8, 2011
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There are so many activities involving leaves, many can be used in several learning centers at once.  Older children can create wreathes made from leaves, acorns, paper plates and paint, even a leaf mobile out of leaves and hanging with string. The preschoolers can make a paper tree out of paper torn from grocery bags…

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Emergency Test Alert on Nov. 9

November 7, 2011
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FEMA, FCC Announce Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The nationwide test will occur on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. (EST) and may last…

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It’s about Choice

November 3, 2011
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Early childhood is not too young to talk to children about voting. Without going into particular candidates, children can still understand what voting means. Some parents take children with them when they vote. Teachers have mock elections in classrooms, and elections may be broken down into terms even the youngest toddler may understand. It’s an…

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