We can use this calendar to March into some play and learn activities for the whole month. Spring is the season for new growth, and just like bodies need food to grow, brains need nourishment so they grow too. What can we feed brains? PLAY.
Yes, PLAY is fuel for brains. As children play, their minds create all sorts of wiring and connections for figuring out the world. At no other time in our lives, do brains grow as fast as they do during the early years. Play is crucial for early brain growth. You can print off the image, attach it to the fridge, and watch the brain grow as kids play and learn.
May means spring, so MayBee we can spring into action with more ways to play. Play is the brain’s favorite way to learn, which is very fortunate because the brain develops fastest during the early years. Did you know 90% of the brain develops by the age of 5? The calendar below has more play activities for the first part of May. MayBee you can grow some more ideas too…
May the Force Be With You and the Force is PLAY!!
When we remember 90% of the brain develops by the age of 5, it’s a really good thing the brain’s favorite way to learn is PLAY! Do you need some play and learn ideas for the month of May? Here’s the first week of a May play activities calendar for young preschool kids. Come back soon for more learning and play fun…
For some spring fun and learning combine kids, nature, Easter and enjoy this treat. We’ve done this activity before and were just waiting for a day to do it again! Do your kids like to hunt for Easter eggs? Crystal, at Crystal and Co calls this Reverse Easter Eggs. Kids start with eggs and instead … Continue reading Combine Kids, Nature, Easter For Spring Fun and Learning →
To celebrate the day (finally!) how about a kids’ nature march into spring? Well, maybe more accurately a walk or run. No matter how kids move, the first day of spring is a call to go outdoors. Is there a playground in your area or a park? Besides sliding and swinging, a big, open space invites … Continue reading Kids’ Nature March Into Spring – Time to Play Outdoors →
Kids can celebrate the first day of spring. Google has a new doodle with some pink blossoms that pop up on the trees. So does our neighborhood. A new doodle popped up on the sidewalk just in time for spring. Celebrating often means some kind of party. To kids, parties mean balloons and cake. The … Continue reading Kids Can Celebrate The First Day of Spring →
What could be more awesome than an activity which combines spring, Easter and nature? This triple play has lots of kindergarten readiness fun and learning and appeals to kids of practically any age. There are so many tremendous and creative ideas in the early childhood community.This activity is called Reverse Easter Egg Hunting by Crystal, … Continue reading Kindergarten Readiness Triple Play: Spring, Easter, Nature →
A gray rainy day meant we spent more time inside today than outside. There were some things that needed to be done so we got a start with the spring cleaning. Do you include your kids with chores around the house? Having kids help with with tasks where appropriate also helps them learn responsibility, pride … Continue reading Spring Cleans Up With Fun and Learning For Kids →
More than plants grow in Spring. Did you know that Spring can help grow children’s learning in math, science, language, kindergarten readiness, and more? While writing today’s blog post I found 2 bits of information that fit together like pieces of a puzzle. The first was a video from First 5 in California. During the … Continue reading Spring Grows All Kinds Of Learning For Kids →
The first day of spring is sort of like New Year’s. It’s the beginning of something new with early shoots peeking above the ground. Many animal babies are born in the spring too. In a way did you know that early learning is like the seasons? Whenever we learn something, there is new growth. For … Continue reading Spring Comes Around and So Does Learning →