Category Archives: Learning through Play and Experience

Thematic Unit: The Night Sky, Astronauts, and Outer Space

Whether you’re looking for activities as a full-time teacher, a group of co-opting preschool parents, or a parent with curious kids and an afternoon to fill, you’re in the right place!  Find more Thematic Units here!

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A Learner’s Creed

Remember my brilliant niece?  She’s now hitting the university grind as a future engineer.  For one of her classes she was asked to create a mission statement as a learner.  What she came up with inspired me, and I hope … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Child to Talk…There’s No App for That

You might be surprised how simple it is to support language development…..and set the stage for even more advantages in the future!

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Thematic Units for the Preschool Classroom

Thematic units are my favorite way to teach young kids.  They organize learning by creating connections, which is how our little ones learn best.  Whether you’re homeschooling, co-oping, or in the classroom every day, I thought I’d give you a … Continue reading

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Art Therapy Every Child Could Use

Curious about Art Therapy?  I have been!  A huge thanks to Faige Kobre of EduArt 4 Kids for sharing her expertise in today’s post.  Many of us have the vague feeling that art is really good for us. We know … Continue reading

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First Friday Q&A: How Do I Help My Child to Be a “Good Loser”?

No one likes to lose.  But when kids losing a board game or a round of kick the can evolves into kids losing their tempers, throwing tantrums, and dissolving into tears, there are some things we can do.

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Where’s the Science?

My friend Allison , over at No Time For Flash Cards, is dedicating a whole week to supporting science in the preschool classroom and home.  I’m honored she invited me to kick it off by laying the foundation for what … Continue reading

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Safe Hands-On Fun for the Kids on the Fourth

Fourth of July flashback for you: According to family lore, as a little girl I had the rare opportunity to have a “Jumping Jack” firecracker jump into my hair.  My gallant brother quickly put it out by dunking my head … Continue reading

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