1. Tip: Reading Repetition

    To further engage the children in the story ask them to listen for the repetitive phrase in the book and to say the phrase along with the reader each time they hear it.…Read More

  2. Tip: “Growing” Anticipation

    To build excitement and anticipation: Sandy Szabo, Jenny Szabo, and Tara Finegan, the three mama bears of New Beginnings Childcare of Suffolk in Bohemia, had the adorable idea to use little twigs after the children planted their candy tree seeds. It looks as if the tree is slowly sprouting and builds the excitement and anticipation for the children Thank you for the awesome idea! For additional fu…Read More

  3. Tip: Punch It!

    For candy that is too large or too round to wrap the wire tree branches around, try using a hole punch to punch a hole in the wrapper and just slide the branch through the hole to hang it on the tree. To do this, you will need to buy candy that has a wrapper that extends past the candy, like this: Glitterati Tropical Fruit Charming Hard Candy – 3 lb. 10 oz Bag…Read More

  4. Tip: Colorful Candy

    Tip Bright, colorful candy looks so FUN & pretty on the tree, such as these lollipops: Assorted Sassy Suckers Striped Ball Lollipops: 100-Piece Bag | CandyWarehouse.com Online Candy Store Swipple Pops Petite Swirly Ripple Lollipops – Rainbow Cherry…Read More