Learning Geography at the Sand Table

Everyone loves sand! that is unless you are shaking it out of socks and shoes or sweeping it off the floor. Sand has to be the oldest, cheapest and most plentiful manipulative that exists. Combine the sand with water and … READ MORE

Learning Science at the Water Table

Everyone knows that playing in water is fun! Splashing in sinks, bath tubs and buckets can provide endless entertainment indoors. But water play also provides an opportunity for scientific exploration and discovery. You can take the water play, mess and … READ MORE

Learning Geography at the Art Easel

What is one of the favorite subject matters of young painters? The seasons and weather! Often times preschoolers are painting pictures of various weather scenes–sunshine, clouds, rain, snow, etc. Trees with colorful leaves falling in the autumn; snow falling in … READ MORE

Learning Geometry at the Art Easel

Who knew that the simple act of painting at the Art Easel prepares a child for learning math–in addition to Algebra (See Post 4/27/09) they are learning Geometry concepts. According to the state Early Learning Standards when children draw or … READ MORE

Learning Algebra at the Art Easel

It is so amazing how a preschooler painting at the art easel is fulfilling the states Early Learning Standards for math–specifically Algebra. When the child paints a simple flower and repeats the color scheme–yellow, red, yellow, red–they are repeating a … READ MORE