Welcome to our Early Learning Resource Page!

From professional development workshops to lesson plans, classroom stories to curriculum and product reviews, we are working on offering many Early Learning resources to help make your job easier – and more fun!

Materials and equipment for preschool music class

NEW – MUSICALITY IN THE CLASSROOM TRAINING

with Miss Lorrie!

Learn 14 Teaching Ideas Here!

Get ready to become more musical in your classroom!

Check out this short sample of Miss Lorrie having fun with some littles here!

Once you develop these skills, it creates a magical connection between you and your littles!

Lorrie Holmes

Would you like to be mentored by an early learning music teacher to gain confidence in your MUSICALITY IN THE CLASSROOM! Read my recent story here to see how I approach teaching music to littles! I am just launching professional development workshops in all areas of preschool music – from learning the basics on the ukulele to the xylophone and piano and/or keyboard, to becoming more confident with being musical in the classroom and at Circle Time – from singing to music making with the kiddos! I am currently organizing small groups based on the interests of my work shoppers. Email me for more details at lyricalwriters@gmail.com. I also offer private lessons! Currently, I offer all my classes on Zoom on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

CLASSROOM REVIEWS

We are so excited to be bringing to you our reviews from our school visits to provide you with an inside report of a wide variety of philosophies and curriculums.

ASLAND ACADEMY

The first thing that struck me when I entered through the front doors of Asland Academy in Vancouver West, was the combination of warmth and organization. The structure of an early learning academy was definitely there though it was offered in a way that was inviting to the children, and myself.

READ FULL STORY HERE!

SAPLINGS NATURE PRESCHOOL

Getting outdoors with our kids is a theme that I decided upon many weeks ago when focusing on Back To School recommendations for our families. It felt like an obvious choice to consider around social distancing. It wasn’t until I arranged to spend an afternoon joining in one of the forest camps offered by Saplings Outdoor Program that I was able to see for myself just how much is involved in such a program. This reaches far past the safety of taking learning outside while we are all wanting to have our own space, and delves deep into the areas of mindfulness, education, and overall health of each child who is lucky enough to participate.

READ FULL STORY HERE!

CLASSROOM RESOURCES

We will be starting off with our Sensory Play and Toy Guide and expanding to other categories such as Dramatic Play, Language & Literacy, Social-Emotional Resources, and Music & Movement.

If you would like to be a Classroom Product Reviewer for us, we’d be thrilled to talk to you about how this works!

TOY GUIDE

NEW BLOG POST!

Give a child an open ended toy and they will find ways to create magic with it. Throw in some time and space for them to explore and this play now becomes an opportunity to practice their language, motor, cognitive and even social-emotional skills. The exciting part of all this is that there are so many ways we can help set up such play for our children to learn and grow. View details here!

SENSORY PLAY

FEATURED SENSORY KIT

This Woodland-Themed Play Dough Kit unleashed so much imagination in open-ended play and story creation while being explored. View details here!