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Creative Area Ideas for Early Years

Excellent ways to provide an accessible creation station for children and lots of ways to vary art inside the classroom with a variety of materials.

Make Tinker Trays - Meri Cherry

I started a new job last week. I am the new atelierista (art teacher) at a Reggio based preschool close to where I live and I just love love love it! Reggio is a play based approach that I learned about several years ago and immediately fell in love with. There are several key elements to […]

Jacqueline on Instagram: “The was a popular addition to our tree wall. The children loved this uppercase nature alphabet and as soon as they saw it started singing…”

112 Likes, 14 Comments - Jacqueline (@everydayinyear1) on Instagram: “The was a popular addition to our tree wall. The children loved this uppercase nature alphabet and…”

My classroom cubby isn’t for play or even a reading nook. It’s a calm, safe space for just one child at a time, should they need it. A little escape, for little people with big emotions, big feelings, sensory overloads. In the past it has calmed, protected and helped children feel safe or listened to. School can be fun, big, busy, calm, overwhelming, challenging, rewarding, safe, intimidating, exhilarating... all on the one day. It’s important that if children need to run or escape (or just…

Deborah Alter-Rasche on Instagram: “My classroom cubby isn’t for play or even a reading nook. It’s a calm, safe space for just one child at a time, should they need it. A…”

My classroom cubby isn’t for play or even a reading nook. It’s a calm, safe space for just one child at a time, should they need it. A little escape, for little people with big emotions, big feelings, sensory overloads. In the past it has calmed, protected and helped children feel safe or listened to. School can be fun, big, busy, calm, overwhelming, challenging, rewarding, safe, intimidating, exhilarating... all on the one day. It’s important that if children need to run or escape (or just…

Stimulating Learning with Rachel

Stimulating Learning with Rachel added a new photo.

Insect Compositions

We often use loose material compositions in our classroom as a way for children to tell us what they know. We set out various mater...

Reading corner

Ten Pin Linky {Science & SS}

I might have missed last week's Ten Pin but I am back in action for this one! Leave it to the linky parties to keep me blogging this Summer! Ashley at Just Reed combined Science and Social Studies and I am glad she did! I am seriously lacking in these subjects on my Pinterest boards! I'm hoping this linky will help beef them up! Be sure to leave me links to your science and social studies boards below so I can follow for more inspiration! Here are my top 10 Science and Social Studies pins…

Children thrive in a world of nature, they develop better mentally, physically and emotionally when they are exposed to wonderful nurturing environments.

Play space Creations & Ideas on Instagram: “Children thrive in a world of nature, they develop better mentally, physically and emotionally when they are exposed to wonderful nurturing…”

52 Likes, 9 Comments - Play space Creations & Ideas (@playspacecreationsandideas) on Instagram: “Children thrive in a world of nature, they develop better mentally, physically and emotionally when…”

DIY Resources A few simple-to-make DIY resources to use in the Early Years classroom – from Rachel – WoodMAH

A rustic, printer-style tray with different-sized compartments for a multitude of uses. Use for sorting and classifying material or fill with an array of interesting, detailed objects to create your own "tinker tray". Perfect for sorting counters, art supplies and other treasures to create an engaging invitation to play. Ideal for loose part play.

Rustic Wooden Sorting Tray

A rustic, printer-style tray with different-sized compartments for a multitude of uses. Use for sorting and classifying material or fill with an array of interesting, detailed objects to create your own "tinker tray". Perfect for sorting counters, art supplies and other treasures to create an engaging invitation to play. Ideal for loose part play.

10 Fall Activities For Preschoolers

Keep your toddlers busy this fall with these awesome fall activities for preschoolers. These sensory activities will keep them learning and having fun.

Playing with Photos

After taking pictures of my students I cut them in halves We put halves together We really enjoyed putting different halves together!

A warm and inviting pallet for children, lit up with plenty of natural resources for child led inqui… – WoodMAH

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A fantastic Science Center in a Two Year room that encourages a child to explore!

A fantastic Science Center in a Two Year room that encourages a child to explore!