High-Quality Play Experiences
by Author: Jenne Parks, Director of ContentPublish Date: 2021-01-27
In the current COVID-19 pandemic, play has become more important than ever before. First, children are increasingly confronte...
5 Ways to support open-ended play at home
by Author: Sarah Griffin. Content ExpertPublish Date: 2021-01-20
Open-ended play involves the use of simple materials and a whole lot of imagination. There is no objective, no end-goal, no g...
Letters, Letters Everywhere!
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-11-28
Exposing young children to a wide variety of fonts is an excellent way to enable children to truly master letter names.
Teaching with a Hybrid Model
by Author: Juan RosadoPublish Date: 2020-11-27
“Because of the pandemic, a lot of us teachers are starting the year off in complicated settings. Settings vary from school...
The Role of Technology in Early Childhood
by Author: Christie RobinsonPublish Date: 2020-11-23
“The use of technology in the early childhood classroom has been a conversation of debate for many years. Parents and teach...
Where is it?
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-11-23
Asking and answering questions is a foundational language skill necessary to carry on conversations and understand the world.
Teaching Drawing as Part of Writing
by Author: By Cody Summerville, Content Team ExpertPublish Date: 2020-11-10
The word “scribble” typically has a negative connotation; adults use this word to describe marks on a page that they do n...
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-11-10
Learning to observe the world through the five senses is a foundational science skill.
Family Connections: Word Count
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-11-03
Before children can hear and identify syllables, they need to hear individual words in whole sentences.
Essential Life Skills to Teach Children at any Age!
by Author: Jenne Parks, Content Team MemberPublish Date: 2020-11-02
Life skills are essentially any skills necessary (or useful) to manage our individual daily lives. Life skills include mental...
We Can Make It Better
by Author: Tucker KopfPublish Date: 2020-10-27
Don’t talk computer? Not a problem. Just tell me what you see on the screen and we’ll go from there using nothing but no...
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-10-27
Successfully following directions is an important life skill both at school and in the home.
Spill the Beans
Counting using one-to-one correspondence is a precursor to almost all future math skills.
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-10-20
Oftentimes, children feel empowered to stretch their thinking powers when they are asked to help others practice or learn.
Clever with Colors
A yellow school bus, a red ladybug, and a green leaf… A young child’s world is made up of colors!
by Author: Brocklin Qualls , Professional Development TrainerPublish Date: 2020-10-13
Today, teachers across the country use the Ignite™ digital learning platform as a classroom partner, creating a connected a...
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-10-13
Children often enjoy engaging in activities that include rhymes.
Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands
As children grow and develop, they often seek to do things for themselves and complete tasks independently.
Parent Tip Video - Spanish Verison
by Author : Publish Date: 2020-10-09
Customer Gratitude and Appreciation
by Author: Ginny Norton, PresidentPublish Date: 2020-10-06
In early April, after about two weeks working from home, I read an article about the psychological benefits of feeling and ex...
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-10-06
Asking children to follow simple directions supports their language development and encourages them to focus on and persist w...
Distinguishing between living and non-living things helps children develop an understanding of the natural world around them.
It’s Customer Appreciation Month
by Author: Carol MaciocePublish Date: 2020-10-02
I was fortunate to be a part of the creation of our Customer Success group a few years ago. We are always looking for new way...
Parent tip video
by Author : Publish Date: 2020-09-04
Parent tip video. Getting the most from Ignite.
Connected Learning: Engaging Families Through Connected Learning
by Presenter: Christie RobinsonAir Date: 2020-08-27
Family Engagement is vital to this time of distance learning. During this webinar we will spotlight our Engaging Families tho...
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-08-24
When children are encouraged to utilize toys in different ways, inspiration blossoms!
Yes, it’s Okay to Ask for Help.
by Author: Mona McRaePublish Date: 2020-08-24
Asking for help should always be acceptable. But asking for help in the middle of a pandemic — when so many of us are blend...
Connected Learning: Maximizing Instruction Through Data Driven Decisio...
by Presenter: Christie RobinsonAir Date: 2020-08-20
Collecting documentation through virtual learning can present new challenges for our teachers. During this webinar we will ta...
A Safe Learning Environment
by Author: Beth LingerPublish Date: 2020-08-18
I was afraid that these new protocols would frighten Nora, but she didn’t miss a beat! She was so excited to return to some...
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-08-18
Children first use one-to-one correspondence to count objects as they say one number for each object they count.
Connected Learning: Building a Community of Learners
by Presenter: Christie RobinsonAir Date: 2020-08-13
How do teachers build a sense of community and connected to their classroom with Distance Learning? During this webinar we wi...
Back To School With Hatch
by Author: Brian MillsPublish Date: 2020-08-11
In this new distance-learning paradigm, parents need more help than ever to support their young learners. Here at Hatch, we h...
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-08-11
After a rainstorm have your child use sidewalk chalk on wet pavement...
Connected Learning: The Optimization of Distance Learning
by Presenter: Christie RobinsonAir Date: 2020-08-06
During this webinar, we will take a look at our Optimization of Distance learning on-demand training. We will provide a revie...
Simple Rainy Day Fun!
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-08-04
Follow the rain when it falls on the ground. Where does it flow to? Down the street? To a drain?
Ignite Open Box Step by Step Video
by Author : Publish Date: 2020-08-04
Ignite Open Box Video
BLOG: Movement is MAGICAL!
by Author: Jenne Parks Publish Date: 2020-07-30
Research shows that the brain is more stimulated by movement than by seatwork, which increases fatigue and reduces concentrat...
Practice Makes Permanent- Supporting Teachers with Professional Develo...
by Presenter: Christie RobinsonAir Date: 2020-07-30
Teachers face many questions and challenges as they plan for the fall. Governors and School Districts are working to determin...
Measuring childrens skills at the beginning of the school year objecti...
by Presenter: Jennifer MosleyAir Date: 2020-07-23
School districts across the country are currently planning what back to school will look like. If programs start the school y...
Back to School?
by Author: Ginny Norton, PresidentPublish Date: 2020-07-21
As we approach the ‘back-to-school’ season of 2020, it is unclear whether children will experience those traditional ‘b...
Distance Learning in the Fall
by Presenter: Jennifer MosleyAir Date: 2020-07-16
What does distance learning look like for Back to School? How do we continue to support our young learners while learning at ...
Family Engagement through Distance Learning
by Presenter: Christie RobinsonAir Date: 2020-07-15
How do we continue to support families through distance learning through the fall? We will take a look at the impact of famil...
Family Engagement in Uncertain Times
by Author: Jennifer MosleyPublish Date: 2020-07-14
Due to remaining uncertainties, my daughter’s school has cautioned us to prepare for both in-classroom and at-home learning...
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-07-14
When learning to count, young children often think the object they touch when they say the number “five” is five. ...
Putting Steam into Summer
by Author: Mona McRaePublish Date: 2020-07-07
Vince Gowmon said, “Play is the shortest route between children and their creative calling.” Providing play opportunities...
Full STEM Ahead!
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-07-07
Young children have an innate ability to ask questions. In fact, researchers estimate that preschoolers ask an amazing 76 inf...
The New Normal
by Author: Jennifer MosleyPublish Date: 2020-06-30
The new normal. How many times has that been said in recent months? COVID-19 has forced all of us to adjust to a different wa...
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-06-30
A child’s understanding of their daily routine activities contributes to a sense of safety and independence.
by Presenter: Christie RobinsonAir Date: 2020-06-25
Introducing and modeling healthy habits for children at an early age help establish a foundation for healthy habits later in ...
Family Fun Team Building
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-06-23
Practice team-building and turn-taking while having fun as a family!
BLOG: Daily Walks with Your Child
by Author: Beth LingerPublish Date: 2020-06-22
Like many parents, I am concerned about the learning and socializing opportunities that were eliminated when the school year ...
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-06-19
If you are looking for ways to inspire learning with your child, listen up!
Celebrate African American Culture Book Collection
by Author: Jenne Parks Publish Date: 2020-06-19
Hatch has received requests from our social media community for recommended child-friendly resources to help expand cultural ...
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-06-16
Whether you find conversations about race challenging or consider it a part of your family’s daily life, now, more than eve...
Talking to Children About Race
by Author: Mona McRaePublish Date: 2020-06-16
As I have reflected in past weeks over the racial unrest in America, I am reminded of a quote by Fredrick Douglas: "It is eas...
Actively Play and Learn
by Presenter: ChristieAir Date: 2020-06-11
In this free webinar, we will discuss the positive impacts of active play and movement on early learners. We will also recomm...
BLOG: Full STEM Ahead! (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
by Author: Jenne Parks Publish Date: 2020-06-09
What is a cloud? Why do boats float? How does a car work? Young children have an innate ability to ask questions like this ev...
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-06-05
Full STEM Ahead
by Presenter: ChristieAir Date: 2020-06-04
Teaching STEM at an early age helps build the foundation for academic success later in life. In this webinar, we will take a ...
BLOG: Musical Moments
by Author: Ashley Zibit Publish Date: 2020-06-02
Music enriches every part of our lives, and now, more than ever, I find myself turning to music for a burst of joy, energy, a...
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-05-28
If you are looking for ways to inspire learning with your child, listen up! It can be as simple as turning on the radio or ta...
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
by Author: Miriam Genise MillerPublish Date: 2020-05-28
These changes in our daily lives due to COVID-19 are causing anxiety and depression for children and adults.
Active Play: An Essential Element
by Author: Jenne Parks and Cody SummervillePublish Date: 2020-05-25
Active play allows children to use what are known as gross motor and gross motor manipulative skills. Gross motor skills are ...
Actively Active learning
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-05-22
Including active play into everyday moments can be super easy and super fun.
Using storytelling to promote language development and emergent writin...
by Presenter: CodyAir Date: 2020-05-21
Stories fill our classrooms and fill our day! But are we using them to their full potential? Join us for a free webinar on ho...
Blog: Tell Me a Story
by Author: Jenne ParksPublish Date: 2020-05-19
Do you remember asking your parents or other family members to tell you a story when you were younger? I sure do! ! I know my...
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-05-15
A child’s name is most likely the first word he learns to read and write.
Planning for Kindergarten Transitions During Challenging Times
by Presenter: CodyAir Date: 2020-05-14
Planning a successful transition to kindergarten will be extra important this upcoming school year given the loss of learning...
Math: It is more than counting!
by Author: Cody SummervillePublish Date: 2020-05-11
Number concepts consume much of early math experiences, but math is more than counting! It includes geometry, classification,...
Mathematical Scavenger Hunt
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-05-08
Scavenger hunts can also get your child moving and give you the opportunity to teach her about your neighborhood or community
Responding to COVID-19: Lessons from the Field
by Presenter: CodyAir Date: 2020-05-07
Hatch Expert, Cody Summerville, is joined by a panel of preschool administrators to share and discuss lessons they have learn...
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week
by Author: Ginny NortonPublish Date: 2020-05-01
Picture for a moment all that a child learns from teachers, from the first preschool classroom until graduation and beyond.
Ignite@Home The Write Stuff
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-04-30
Fun activities to nurture a child’s natural desire to write.
BLOG: Repeated Read-Alouds & Making the Most of Your Home Library
by Author: Jenne ParksPublish Date: 2020-04-27
The combination of closed libraries and my son’s constant request for the same stories to be read aloud prompted me to rese...
Virtual Small Groups: Planning for Engagement & Success
by Presenter: CodyAir Date: 2020-04-23
Virtual small groups are a great way to increase family engagement and foster development and learning. This webinar helps te...
A Balancing Act: A Fulltime Working Mom + Homeschool Teacher
by Author: Leah SternPublish Date: 2020-04-21
In between work phone calls, emails, video meetings and market research, I’m also trying to keep some semblance of normalcy...
Ignite@Home Arts and Letters
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-04-21
Practice letters and get creative with budding artist activities.
Summer Learning Program by Hatch
by Presenter: Ginny NortonAir Date: 2020-04-16
Learn How to Use CARES Act Funding
Ignite@Home Cooking with Kids
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-04-14
Endless learning opportunities in the kitchen.
Working from Home as a Mom and now a Teacher!
by Author: Courtney PlesPublish Date: 2020-04-13
Digging Into Distance Learning
by Presenter: Cody SummervilleAir Date: 2020-04-09
Providing distance learning for preschoolers
What are we going to do today?
by Author: Cody SummervillePublish Date: 2020-04-02
How am I going to get everything done AND make sure my child is engaged all day?
Ignite@Home Outdoor Connections
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-03-31
Play and learn outdoors today.
Ignite@Home Family Connections
by Author : HatchPublish Date: 2020-03-17
Simple activities you can do with your child to reinforce learning.
Math Talk Matters: Infusing Math Conversations into Everyday Classroom...
by Presenter: Colleen Uscianowski, Ph.D.Air Date: 2019-10-29
Join us to learn about the importance of surrounding young children with math language, which helps increase children’s mat...
All About Words: Building a strong language foundation for children in...
by Presenter: Susan B. Neuman, Ed.D.Air Date: 2019-08-06
Learn more about the importance of language in children's literacy development.
Finding and Celebrating the Deep and Simple Moments in Early Childhood
by Presenter: Dana Winters, Ph.D.Director of Simple Interactions and Academic Programs, Fred Rogers Center for Early LearningAir Date: 2019-03-13
Each simple interaction with a child lays the groundwork for lasting developmental relationships - children need to know that...
Promoting Healthy Social-Emotional Development in Young Children
by Presenter: Kara Dukakis and Nicole KrellerAir Date: 2017-04-20
Children are born with the need and desire to connect with those around them. When teachers and providers establish positive ...
Using Music to Boost Infant and Toddler Development
by Presenter: Betsy FlanaganAir Date: 2015-10-15
Join us on November 12th as Hatch teams up with Kindermusik to bring you a free webinar that will detail how and why music an...
Fine Motor Skills...Write Out of the Box!
by Presenter: Marianne GibbsAir Date: 2015-08-18
Join occupational therapist and NAEYC speaker, Marianne Gibbs, for an engaging session on the fine motor development of young...
Authentic Art Experiences in Early Childhood Education
by Presenter: Dawn Braa, M.AAir Date: 2014-08-11
Pablo Picasso's famous quote, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up", should caus...
Family Engagement Through Music
by Presenter: Lili Levinowitz, Ph.D, Lauren Guilmartin, M.AAir Date: 2014-01-21
Research emphasizes the developmental benefits and importance of parental engagement in children's learning both at home and ...
Art and Academics
by Presenter: Marnetta LarrimerAir Date: 0000-00-00
During this webinar, teachers will learn more about the process versus the product.
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