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The Best Simon Says List of Commands (200 Ideas)

Simon Says is a timeless game played by kids of all ages. It’s fun, it’s educational, and it’s a great way to engage children. This Simon Says list of commands (there are 200) will keep you busy and includes different types of commands – simple, funny, silly, active, etc. What are the Benefits of Playing Simon …

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100 Fun Telephone Game Phrases for Young Kids

Need some funny Telephone phrases to play this awesome game with your kids? Here are lots of ideas to get you started. Another name for the Telephone Game is “Broken Telephone,” but it can also be called “Whispers” or “Pass the Message.” It’s a popular game that’s been around for ages.  It’s the perfect carpet …

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24 Fun Word Games to Play in the Car with Kids

There are few things more taxing than keeping young children occupied on a long road trip. The boredom, the fighting, the threatening and nagging can make the trip more painful than fun. What you need are some word games to play in the car. Not only will you be keeping your kids entertained, you’ll also …

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4 Short Bedtime Stories Your Kids Will Love

Need some new 5 minute bedtime stories? Your kids will love these.  There’s a puppy who needs a name, animals who become unlikely friends in a forest, a chipmunk who is judged for his looks and a mischievous girl who visits her granny.  These short bedtime stories are great for building young kids’ listening skills. …

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Why Listening Skills in Early Childhood are Vital + How to Teach Them

Childhood is a time filled with excitement and wonder. It is also a period in which kids learn a great deal, in order to develop physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally.  Strong listening skills are connected to all four of these areas.  You can practise listening skills in early childhood through play, in order to give …

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10 Following Directions Drawing Activity Ideas for Preschoolers

Strong listening skills are very important during early childhood and can easily be developed through fun activities and games.  One fun idea to try with your kindergartners and preschoolers is a ‘following directions drawing activity’. This means children must listen to your instructions and draw what you are telling them to draw. These can be …

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How to Play the Odd One Out Game with Preschoolers

Have you ever played the Odd One Out Game with your preschooler or kindergartener? This fun game is educational for so many reasons and your kids will love it. It’s also easy to play at a moment’s notice. Grab a few objects from around the room or organize a set of words in your mind …

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30 Fun 2 Step Directions for Preschoolers

“Put your slippers on and grab a spoon for your cereal.” Easy to do, right?  For adults and older kids, following directions that have two steps can be quite an effortless task. For toddlers and young preschoolers, following multiple directions is a skill that takes time and maturity. You can practise this skill in a …

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8 Benefits of the Musical Statues Game (and How to Play)

Also called “freeze dance,” the musical statues game is a fun party activity that you have probably played at some point in time.  Beyond pure enjoyment and giggles, this game offers numerous benefits for children. Play it often, both at home and at school, to reap its many rewards!  Musical Statues Benefits  Other than having …

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