That “banana” pose being presented during a woman’s yoga routine sure looks like a good stretch, and it definitely resembles the bananas bunched in the bowl. This nutritious yellow fruit is very popular with preschool children and adults. And for treats, bananas are used in banana smoothies, banana split sundaes, and yummy

Some of us looking at this photo might cringe when we see the snake.  After all, snakes are not the most popular members of the animal kingdom. But isn’t it wonderful to see young daycare children getting to know this snake up close and personal?  Curiosity and eagerness to learn have

Children love using unusual materials for art projects. Our daycare class created fish using cupcake liners. The first time people created small cakes known as “cupcakes“ was in 1796, when a book written by Amelia Simmons entitled “American Cookery” described a recipe for “a light cake to be baked in

When we look at graduation cards or photos, we usually see the image of a mortarboard, the special hat that is worn by students who are celebrating the completion of some phase of their education.  And if you have ever attended a graduation ceremony, you probably remember students taking off

Remember that old joke, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?  Practice, practice, practice!” At Apple Hill Academy our Pre-K students enjoy using the whiteboard and colorful markers to practice writing their letters and numbers.  Whiteboards are found not only in childcare centers but in elementary and high schools, colleges,

Although graduation caps symbolize a completed work of achievement, they do not typically have feathers in them. It is interesting to note though, that many traditions place feathers in caps to symbolize “accomplishment” or “bravery.” The expression “A Feather in Your Cap” comes from an ancient Native American tradition that

Children love playing with the brightly colored pieces of a “ginormous” floor puzzle that will challenge their spatial abilities as well as hand-eye coordination.  This picture evokes a very energetic scene from “Big.”   The 1988 movie is probably the pivotal movie of Tom Hanks’ long career.  In it he’s a