Author Archives: Pauline Phay

Meal-time Math

Nutritionally speaking, breakfast gets your body off to a good start for the day. Use breakfast to stimulate the brain with 5 mini Math lessons you can do right at the kitchen table. 1. Counting, Adding, Subtracting Your toddler can practice counting skills — how many strawberries are on the oatmeal? How many people are sitting …

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Overcome your preschooler’s fear of Maths

Math is important in the all-round development of a child’s education. Incorporating Maths into interactive games can help to enhance mathematical development and curiosity. Furthermore, by using different materials and resources in planning certain activities for classrooms, this can make Maths more interesting for students. Kindergarten Math games are a good way to start helping …

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Hidden Cups

Hidden Cups What you need: Plastic cups Large paper Marker Small objects and small stickers Instructions: Trace the cups on the large piece of paper. Write numbers 1 through 9 on a small piece of sticker and paste them inside the cups. Put the correct number of objects on each circle. How to play: Child …

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The secret to making fine motor skills activities for children fun

Fine motor skills activities for children are the best way to ensure proper development and practice of fine motor skills to promote the most functional use of a child’s hands. Normal development demands that children are able to accurately and effectively use the small muscles (intrinsic muscles) in their hands. These intrinsic muscles will be …

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Fine Motor Skills Activities

Try these activities with different materials and textures to enhance your child’s fine motor skills. 1. Sort the pom poms according to colour. Materials: Baking tray with round pockets, coloured pom poms. 2. Clip the matching letters on the word cards. Materials: Clothes peg with letters, word cards 3. Paste the buttons on glue dots. …

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Child motor skills and Academic Success

One of the unfortunate side effects of the tremendous technological advancements of the past twenty-odd years is the diminishing of physical playtime for children. Kids are no longer enticed by the prospect of playing sports, riding bikes or just going on adventures, since they have electronic outlets that do all of those things for them …

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Pretend Play Cookie

I made up a few pretend baking kits for the girls — which kept them happily occupied, and it’s a great quiet time activity! They are SUPER easy and quick to make up. I cut up some very inexpensive craft felt using a few cookie cutters as my pattern, added some pieces for “icing” and …

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Pretend play food enhances cognitive development

Studies show when young children play with high-quality pretend play toys, many levels of their mental and emotional growth are enhanced. On a social plane, after regularly participating in these play activities, children become better able to express themselves having developed linguistic skills early on. Their problem solving ability including mathematical and logical reasoning and …

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Say No to Bullying

We can help children deal with bullies. Through this colouring sheet, let children know that we will help those who are being bullied.    RecommendationsGo to Printables to download and print the colouring page.  

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How to handle preschool bullies

Your first clue that something is up might be when your preschooler says, “Kids are mean to me” or “I hate so-and-so, and I don’t want to play with him anymore.” In my case, the eye-opener was when my son, Kevin, brought home his preschool class picture. As he pointed from one smiling child to …

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