Free Training Opportunity: Physical Activity Learning Session (PALS) Training 6/1


Physical Activity Learning Session (PALS) Training

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Bally’s, Dover

9:00 -3:30 


We invite you to this free, interactive workshop that is 6 hours of quality assured training through the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood. PALS is an “out of the box” training designed to give early care providers a solid knowledge base of best practices for physical activity. The PALS content addresses physical activity for children from birth through age five. This training will include breakfast and lunch, and all participants will leave with a variety of materials to take back to their programs to support physical activity. Please register using the registration link below. Space is limited and based on first come first serve. If you have any questions please contact the Delaware Readiness Teams.


Register Here-


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Literacy Link 

Explore the hidden world and many lives of a garden through the course of a year! Up in the garden, the world is full of green—leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt exists a busy world—earthworms dig, snakes hunt, skunks burrow—populated by all the animals that make a garden their home.


🌻. Up In The Garden And Down In The Dirt – Read Aloud (

  1. Name 5 things you would like to plant in your garden. 2. What’s one thing that’s happening ‘up in the garden’? 3. What’s one thing that’s happening ‘down in the dirt’? 4. What do you need to plant carrots? Name at least 3 things that you would need. 5. Do you think it would be more fun to grow your own vegetables, or buy them at the grocery store?



  1. Read and discuss the story.

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt (

  1. Have children plant seeds in plastic cups or grow bags to watch what happens above and below the surface.

Activities For Preschoolers – Little Bins for Little Hands

  1. Make a sensory bin using garden soil and insects. Have children find and identify the insects.

Insect Sensory Bin – Kidspace Children’s Museum

  1. Sing Songs about gardening, insects, up and down.

Garden Songs for Preschoolers – Preschool Education

  1. Use pictures of bugs for scavenger hunts, matching, and other activities.

Printable Preschool Bug Activities For Kids (

  1. Up and Down Activities
  1. Other Activities

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