Activities and Songs


Ms. Suzanne explains why singing is helpful for early literacy.  Then join her for a fun sing-a-long song.

Fun with Manipulatives

A focus area of our parent and child workshop is to allow them to explore though playing while parents can interact with other parents and professionals. This happens in each play area of our room setup. One occurring theme in each play area is manipulatives. Kids can use almost anything as a manipulative, as toys […]

Pretend Play – Activity for Home

Ms. Katie covers why and how you can incorporate pretend play into activities at home, and why it’s important to the development of children’s brains!  See below for some fun!

Gross Motor – Skills and Activities

Gross Motor skills are an essential part of child development. In this video, Ms. Katie covers why and includes a fun gross motor activity to do at home!

How to Make a Sensory Bin at Home

Children learn best when they engage their senses. Providing opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they explore their world through ‘Sensory Play’ is crucial to brain development – it helps to build nerve connections in the brain’s pathways. And play is essential to Early Literacy! Play helps children express themselves and put […]

Dramatic Play

Join Ms. Suzanne as she highlights the importance of dramatic play in learning as well as some suggestions of how you can incorporate it into you and your child’s daily activities.

A Great BIG Read for Little Kids

We’ve all heard of events like The Great American Read through PBS or Great Michigan Read through Michigan Humanities Council where adults get together and read one book. Ready to Read Michigan brings that into the hands and minds of young children, every year! The book for 2020 is A Parade of Elephants by Kevin […]