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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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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A World of Materials

A World of Materials

The variety of philosophies and ideas in our field is fascinating and always constitute debate, but I believe that deep down in our hearts all educators are looking for a material or a method that they believe represents the best for children and their development.

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When Enough is Enough

When Enough is Enough

Many programs place an emphasis on the material things in the classroom, instead of the experiences that are available to the children. Posters clutter the walls, and rooms are painted vivid primary colors. Shelves are full of materials, so many materials, that most of the materials are not utilized or cared for

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Seeing Too Much is Seeing Nothing

Seeing Too Much is Seeing Nothing

Scrolling through the Internet there are many beautiful photos of children’s environments. The photos are often an inspiration to what we can achieve in our own programs. What makes an environment attractive to educators? What type of environment is appealing to children?

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