The Magic Potion

The Magic Potion

This is a story about one child beginning an investigation of potion making. What were the observations of the educator and the implications of this journey for the other children in the program?

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The Purpose of Education

The Purpose of Education

I wonder if we have reached a point where the factory model of education needs some updating? Is it possible for education to transform into something that encourages children to learn how to learn, so they can explore different interests over a lifetime?

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Socially Interactive

Socially Interactive

When choosing their own work, often children are engaged with other children and much of the process of exploring their wonderings is done in collaboration. The process of discovery and creation then becomes a place for social interaction

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Taking Flight

Taking Flight

Paper planes are a classic activity for children. We have come along way in plane design from the classic dart to the modern craft of today. What has not changed is the connection the children create around an activity the love.

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Ice Castle

Ice Castle

Children use pre-made and created props as a backdrop to their imaginative play. These props add depth to the story they are creating and give children motivation to continue developing their characters and the adventure.

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Finger Knitting

Finger Knitting

Children when excited about the work they are doing are more verbal, and socializing is a big part of the work itself. This expression enhances the experience for the group and leads to further exploration and social connection.

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The Box Robot

The Box Robot

Materials do not have to be fancy or expensive to provide wonderful creative opportunities. Recycled materials are free, easy to acquire, plentiful, and provide children the opportunity to imagine and create their ideas. 

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Slime is Trending

Slime is Trending

Gooey materials are wonderful because like all great materials they are adaptable to all children. Children of all ages love gooey materials. The drive to play with this type of material starts young as we discover some water mixed with dirt makes the original gooey material, mud.

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