Preparing the preschool environment

There was a time in my teaching career when I spent the majority of my preparation time researching and writing out my daily lesson plans. This was time well spent, make no mistake about that. Because of all those years writing and implementing my own lesson plans, I built up a library of ideas that I [...]

A lesson in color mixing

All through out the year, I give my students lots of opportunities for exploring concepts such as color mixing but along with the freedom to explore, I will often take the time to sit down with my students and walk through a concept. This lesson in color mixing is an example of such a time...

Building daily living skills in preschool

There are lots of opportunities for young children to build daily living skills. When my little friend Tristan came over today, I thought we could do some art activities in my studio but he wanted to help me with some cleaning and arranging instead. As we started working together, I realized that this was an [...]

By | April 28th, 2011|Categories: Daily Living Skills|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

At play with baby: hello hands!

Discover how to create a wonderful book of hands for your infant or toddler and use the book to explore the things in your child's world! A terrific tool for infant lesson plans.Discover how to create a wonderful book of hands for your infant or toddler and use the book to explore the things in your child's world! A terrific tool for infant lesson plans.

By | February 9th, 2011|Categories: Infant and Toddler|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

At play with baby: bouncing balls

A big ball, medium ball, and a small ball too... A red ball, yellow ball, and one the color blue... What can Clara do with three balls on the ground? She can push them, and follow them, and roll them around! The small ball is soft... The red ball is bumpy... The blue ball is [...]

By | January 17th, 2011|Categories: Infant and Toddler, motor skills, Sensory Play|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

At play with baby: shiny paper

What is baby Clara doing today? She’s getting ready for the holidays! Paper red, silver, and gold… This paper feels a little bit cold! Cut the paper into small pieces and stick to laminating paper... And Clara can explore some more! See what Clara’s mommy made with all that shiny paper… As with anything you [...]

By | December 20th, 2010|Categories: Infant and Toddler|Tags: , , , |8 Comments