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Exploring leaves at the light table. http://teaching2and3yearolds.blogspot.com/2013/09/over-25-light-table-activities-for.html

Teaching Math to Preschoolers

Do you wonder what your preschooler should work on before going to kindergarten? This post is part of a series on how to successfully teach your …

Exploring Reggio: An Introduction

I’m thrilled to be starting a new bi-monthly series with some talented fellow-bloggers, about Reggio Emilia, a much-loved educational theory. Many …

Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds - Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Montessori Practical Life Activities

Shares 4K<p>Are you wondering where to get started in Montessori, or where to place the most emphasis? Don’t forget to focus on what could be considered …

Maths Investigation Area for Open-Ended Learning

Set up a specific area for playful maths investigations at home or in the classroom, to encourage plenty of open-ended play and self-directed …

What will the weather be today? Our morning weather routine

With so many different kinds of weather since the start of our school year, we have been able to really take notice of the weather changes as we ask …

How fun!! Check out this sensory painting activity using bubble wrap from Childhood 101! http://childhood101.com/2014/02/sensory-fun-bubble-wrap-finger-painting/

Set Up some SENSORY PLAY for your tot this week: http://rainydaymum.co.uk/7-simple-sensory-bins-trays-tots These kind of exploration activities keep preschoolers and toddlers very happily busy, and offer lots of chance to introduce interesting sensory words and descriptions into your conversation.

The Importance of Early Childhood Education

Education is a vital asset to the advancement of any nation, thus, each citizen ought to and should stick to typically the levels of education, each …

12 Steps to Creating a Language-Rich Environment

Genia Connell<br>Wednesday, January 15, 2014 <br>Immerse your students in an engaging, language-rich environment that bolsters their vocabulary while …

Dice Play that Teaches Kids Numeracy

<b>I am a passionate believer in play as the best method for teaching young children. And sometimes, the kids teach me a little something through play</b> …

What is a 'Sensitive Period'? What should we expect at two years?

With Otis turning two next month I thought it was time to refresh my memory about sensitive periods. I know at two years he is in or nearing the …

Early Sensorial - The Mystery Bag

The Mystery Bag is an activity usually associated with older children (3-5 years). An adult would put a few small items in the bag (it's important …

Setting up a Reggio-inspired Activity

Start with a Question<p>Reggio inspired activities are about exploration and discovery; exploring with their senses, asking questions, testing theories, …

Early Childhood Education

All Kids, All The Time – Kids Interviews, Book Reviews and News

Let Kids Be the Church

A few weeks ago, I experienced a rite of passage with my oldest<br>son. He and a buddy were heading for England and Scotland — just<br>the two of them. As we …