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Pouring in preschool and why we do it!

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We spent lots of time throughout the school year and through a variety of classroom centers and activities developing our pouring skills in preschool!

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Using spools as tools for play

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These awesome large cardboard spools are terrific for use as tools for play in all content areas!

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The popping path!

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Let’s tale a stroll down the popping path!

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Just Playing : pop, pop, popcorn

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Play is a critical part of early learning and yet it is easy to overlook the complex learning that is taking place and dismiss child’s play as nothing but “just play.”

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The simplest holiday invitation to play ever!

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If you want to add a little spark of curiosity to your classroom, then pick up a few Christmas boxes and you will have the simplest holiday invitation to play ever.

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Pumpkin seed play dough

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My preschoolers enjoyed spending time exploring pumpkin seeds and playing with pumpkin seed play dough!

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Parachute basics: The hello game

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The parachute is a wonderful way to introduce your students on how to work together to achieve a common goal. Today, my students played the hello game as we learned the basics of how to use a parachute

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Fun props for playdough

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Adding props to playdough is just one more way to invite new interest in the playdough experience. Come and see a few of our props that we add to our playdough throughout the school year!

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Spielgaben: a new and innovative learning resource [give-away]

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You may have already heard the buzz about the remarkable and beautiful new learning resource from Spielgaben but if you haven’t you will enjoy scrolling down through the photos to see this beautiful and uniquely designed learning resource and don’t forget to enter to win the give-away too!

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Under construction with our DIY fix-it box

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To give us a place to store all the tools and to give my grandson a different way of playing with them while indoors, I was inspired to create a DIY fix-it box!

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The motivation to draw and write is powered by play

Motivation to Draw

You may think that driving a toy jeep around the drive-way and developing the skills to write or draw have no connection but my two-year-old grandson would demonstrate that there is a strong connection between the two…

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Aquariums on the discovery table

Aquarium on the Discovery Table

I gathered items that would be used in a fish aquarium a set them out as an invitation to play on the discovery table!

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Baby game : up, up, up and dowwwwwwn

Up and Down Baby Game

Exploring the concepts of up and down, in and out, with this fun little baby game!

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The first day in summer preschool

This two year old is exploring the new summertime classroom set up. Come and take a tour to see for yourself!

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Sailing across the deep blue sea

Props for Play

Extending our pirate story with a few props for dramatic play and story telling…

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Make and play with Venus Fly Traps

Venus Fly Trap

Making and playing with the most unusual yet fun plant: the Venus Fly Trap in preschool!

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