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.
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)
10 Preschool Transitions- Songs and Chants to Help Your Day Run Smoothly
How to set up the science center (with freebies) in your early childhood classroom. One of the BEST articles I've read on science centers both general and specific. Also provides fiction and nonfiction texts to pair with the centers.
Song Sticks: Building Skills in Transitions. A fun and interactive way for using songs in the early childhood classroom to help ease transitions- or any time! Perfect for your preschool kids or classroom. - Pre-K Pages UO Real Solutions
How to set up the blocks center in your early childhood classroom!
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.
The Power of Art - I love the presentation and visual organization of the materials. The black shelves allow the colors to appear vibrant and easily distinguishable. The paint chips are a wonderful way to show hues and gradient.