The preschool art gallery

Throughout part of our school year, we began saving a few pieces of the children's artwork so to have a sampling of each child's work that we could display in our simple preschool art gallery... It is always amazing to me how different artwork looks once you frame it or mount it on a colored background. It suddenly can change the look of the artwork from a blob of colors on paper to having the look [...]

Inspiring outdoor playscapes

Sometimes, it is hard to think of ideas to spruce up your outdoor play area.   With summer just around the corner, I wanted to share some child-friendly backyards and outdoor playscapes that I find to be so inspiring... Turn your screened-in porch into an outdoor studio If you have been following us for awhile, you know that we are fortunate to have our very own outdoor classroom that we take advantage of as often as the [...]

By | May 10th, 2014|Categories: Outdoor Play|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

6 ways to encourage writing in preschool

There are many different ways to encourage writing skills with preschool aged children.  Today I'm going to share with you some of the ways we encourage beginning writing in our preschool classroom... When it comes to writing, the most important thing to remember is that it should be fun!  Shouldn't that apply to all learning? From time to time, a follower on Facebook will ask for advice about how to get their child to enjoy "writing practice." [...]

By | May 3rd, 2014|Categories: Reading and Writing Readiness|Tags: , , |4 Comments