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You can't teach the child without teaching the WHOLE child! Welcome to Kindergarten Cafe, LLC - your home for teaching ideas, activities, and strategies to support you in teaching the whole child! I am Zeba McGibbon and I love creating resources for teachers and sharing my teaching experience with others. Kindergarten Cafe is aimed for kindergarten, but teachers of Preschool-Second grade can find resources here for their students! I love to connect with other teachers so please reach out and say hello!

What are feelings and how do we handle them?

What are feelings and how do we handle them? Children don’t come to us understanding what their emotions are or how they...

What are the best Math read aloud books for kindergarten?

Math read aloud books for kindergarten are a great way to connect literacy and math. Math books for kindergarten are great connectors...

Homework in kindergarten? What’s best for students?

Homework in kindergarten? Sending home some worksheets ends up being more work for you, the teacher, causes stress and struggles for the...

9 Easy Apples & Fall Math Activities for Kindergarten

Are you looking for some easy fall math activities for kindergarten? Look no further! I have so many engaging ways to celebrate...

Phonological awareness versus phonemic awareness: what and how to teach

Phonological awareness versus phonemic awareness can be a tricky concept, not helped by the fact that both terms start with ph! Think...

3 ways to develop early literacy skills while growing a love of reading

One of the questions I am asked most frequently by parents of struggling readers is how to make their child love reading....

Top Five Play Based Learning Must Haves

Wondering what play based learning materials and toys you need for your classroom? Looking to add more play based learning and purposeful...

Why is dramatic play important?

Dramatic play has so many benefits and is often left out of early childhood classrooms as more and more academic activities get...

Teaching Listening Skills at the Start of the Year

Teaching listening skills at the start of the year is so important it is actually the first social emotional skill that I...

How to Set Up A Kindergarten Science Center

Kindergarten science centers are great to spark interest and curiosity and to develop observation skills. Science centers can be done in any...