Weekend Reads 3.1.14

WR(*Quick Reminder: My friend Mel is starting her Family Haven eCourse on the 3rd!  If you haven’t checked it out yet, do yourself a favor and head on over here!  Then come back and read these links, of course!)

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Articles:

The Math of Motherhood {Randekka}

I so needed this perspective this week:  “While I wish there were more time to write down the feelings of this exact space and time in our life, what I’ll remember most is that there wasn’t a lot of time for anything that didn’t really matter…While the numbers don’t add up to check off every every item on my dream to-do list, I try desperately to make them add up to a life that’s happy.”

Designing Spaces for Children: Texture {Playful Learning}

Children explore their surroundings with all of their senses. From the moment of birth, touch is an essential component to communication. Texture is appreciated almost always by touch yet it can also have a strong visual presence. We each experience texture differently so it is important to include a variety of textures when creating spaces for children. The aim should be to create a multi-sensory setting with many different materials.

The Learning Curve for Boys: Is it Different? {Three Boys and a Dog}

We don’t want to pin individuals to group trends, but at the same time, we owe it to the children we love and teach to be aware of those trends, and let it inform our decisions where it’s appropriate.  This overview of research regarding the way boys learn is very interesting!

10 Ways to Teach Innovation {Mind Shift}

Concept-based instruction overcomes the fact-based, rote-oriented nature of standardized curriculum. If your curriculum is not organized conceptually, use you own knowledge and resources to teach ideas and deep understanding, not test items.”

Activities:

DIY Geoboard with Fabric Loops {Crayon Box Chronicles}

The kids will feel like they’re just making awesome designs.  You’ll know they’re working some mad geometry skills.  Now, that’s a win-win!

Fizzy Ice {Toddler Approved}

Soda/Vinegar volcanoes are a big hit around here, so I can only imagine how excited the kiddos will be about this awesome twist!

DIY Road Signs for Car Play {And Next Comes L}

What a brilliant (and simple!) way to work in some environmental print for those foundational literacy skills!

Yarn Painting on Canvas {The Artful Parent}

This is so cool, and something I would never have thought of!  (So glad to have creative friends like Jean to help me out!)

Enjoy what’s left of the weekend!

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  1. Hi Amanda. Thank you so much for including a link to our Geoboard. :)

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