Have you ever heard someone say, "All they ever want to do is play in the block center!" Well I have some news about the block center that just might surprise you. In fact, instead of trying to figure out how to get kids out of the block center, this person might start wishing students would spend more time in the block center. I recently participated in a Bam Radio podcast with Rae Pica and Rosanne Regan Hansel which you [...]
Following the children's lead has led to new kinds of waterplay!
These awesome large cardboard spools are terrific for use as tools for play in all content areas!
There are so many brilliant ways to use building blocks in your home or classroom that I thought I might take a few minutes to highlight some of them.
Exploring the word "up" through a fun building block and dice game.
Exploring the painting process with a two year old takes patience and flexibility! Observing this two year old so I can learn how to build interest in the painting process!
I like to use these sponges for art, science, math and they make a fun addition to the water play table. Check out our sponge block water play puzzles!
When I come across a picture book that has a few very carefully chosen words along with amazing illustrations, I get so excited. The book titled, "Tall" by Jez Alborough was the perfect book to get us talking about the words, "small, tall, and fall."
Our preschool class is loving our DIY friendship blocks. A great tool for helping the children make new friends and feeling welcomed into the community.
Exploring the concepts of up and down, in and out, with this fun little baby game!