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Using nature to teach math in early childhood

MATH Perhaps the only domain that gets less love from early childhood educators than science is math. How many people have said at one time or another, “I’m not a math person” or “I don’t have the math gene”? It’s … Continue reading

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DIY Play Dough for National Play Dough Day

Friday, September 16 is National Play Dough Day, which is the perfect excuse to make some homemade play dough. The main benefit of sensory play—activities that stimulate a child’s sense of touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing— is that it’s … Continue reading

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Picture Science: Cameras and inquiry based learning

Children love nature and they love photos so why not combine the two to celebrate Nature Photography Day. Of course, the other thing kids love is asking questions so why not throw a little science inquiry into the mix? Let … Continue reading

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Halloween Science: Some pumpkin fun for children

Do you have some left over pumpkins from your Halloween celebration? Or perhaps your local store or garden shop has some extra stock of gourds? If so, you are well on your way to a fun science and math lesson … Continue reading

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Is the back-to-school glow gone? Bring the shine back

For most of us school has been back in session for several weeks. The luster of the new clothes, backpacks, and classmates has begun to wear off. So what can you do to re-engage students and get them excited to … Continue reading

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Teaching children the power of hello

Everyone is heading back to school and child care which means it is time to meet new people and make new friends. For some children, that can be a scary idea and even if you aren’t shy there are times … Continue reading

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3 fun ways to get moving with children

Children love to move. Yet, somewhere between childhood and adulthood that desire seems to dwindle for most people. There are so many other things vying for our attention and they keep stealing the valuable exercise time of younger and younger … Continue reading

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