The very best of 2013 from the kid blogging network

There were some amazing ideas shared around the web in 2013 and it can take a person FOREVER to find them all so the Kid bloggers have done the leg work for you and put them all together in one place for you to bookmark, read up, check out, enjoy and use in your home or classroom. You will find a list of participating kid bloggers at the end of this post plus a linky too so read on down…

The Very Best Kids activities of 2013

Ten Tips for Circletime (according to the stats)

For Teach Preschool, the post titled “Ten Tips for Circletime” ranked as the highest visited post of 2013 based on Google Analytics. This article gives you a look at my approach to leading a successful circletime experience. You can click on the photo below to read the post. After looking over my year-end analytics, it looks like I need to spend the new year writing more posts that focus on teaching techniques or tips but I will tell you, it is a whole lotta work to put these kinds of articles together in a concise yet thorough and meaningful manner…

Ten Tips for Circletime by Teach Preschool

Weaving through a rainbow (My personal favorite)

I don’t really think it is possible for me to share just one personal favorite because I genuinely love each thing I share for a different reason. But Weaving through a Rainbow was something that we threw together at the last minute and my kids and I loved the experience. This process encompassed large motor skills, cooperative play, critical thinking, and the idea that great ideas can come from the most simple materials and in the spur of the moment. You can click on the photo to read this idea. It is a terrific memory for me and a great idea for any time of the year…

Weaving Through a Rainbow by Teach Preschool

The Kid Blogging Network best of 2013 Blog Hop

Below you’ll find over 50 Kid Blogger Network members coming together for The KBN Best Of 2013 Blog Hop. We know you’ll find tons of wonderful ideas to browse, pin and share. We’d love for you to join the blog hop and share your favorite activity of 2013 too, and make sure you’re following the Kid Blogger Network on Pinterest or check out the Teach Preschool Best of 2013 Board on Pinterest

Happy New Year!
From the KBN Best of 2013 Blog Hop Co-Hosts 
Powerful MotheringThe Good Long Road, All Done Monkey, Afterschool for Smarty Pants, B-Inspired Mama, Babble Dabble DoBits of PositivityBoy Mama Teacher MamaCaution! Twins at PlayChild Central Station, Creative Family Fun, Creative World of VaryaCute and PeculiarDirt and Boogers, Edventures with KidsThe European Mama, The Eyes of a BoyThe Fairy and the FrogFrogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails, Fun-A-Day!, Glittering Muffins, ,  Growing Book by Book, Hands on: as we growHere Come The Girls, iGame Mom, I Heart Crafty ThingsInspiration Laboratories, Kid World CitizenKiddie FoodiesKids Yoga Stories, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, LalymomLemon Lime Adventures, Let’s Play MusicLiving Montessori Now, Makeovers and MotherhoodMama SmilesMulticultural Kids Blog, My Little 3 and Me, P is for Preschooler, Peckle PiePennies of TimePlaydough to PlatoPlayDrMom, Preschool Powol PacketsRacheous – Lovable LearningStill Playing School, Smiling Like Sunshine, Stir the WonderTeach Me Mommy, Teach PreschoolThere’s Just One Mommy, Toddler ApprovedTrue Aim Education, Tutus and Tea PartiesWhere Imagination Grows, Makeovers and Motherhood and Wildflower Ramblings.

By |2014-01-02T06:00:42+00:00January 2nd, 2014|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Krissy of B-Inspired Mama January 2, 2014 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    That rainbow activity is so awesome. I love it when that last minute stuff works out so well!

  2. Emma (My Little 3 and Me) January 3, 2014 at 3:30 am - Reply

    I love activities like this. My big boys still love doing this with masking tape and they become James Bond dodging laser beams. Such fun.

  3. Jennifer Fischer January 4, 2014 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    I love both of these selections, and I love your idea of a pinboard with all of your best activities from the year! What a fabulous idea.

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