Colorful Streamers All Around

When we take children out to play our goal is to get them to move around and get some of their wiggles out. Encouraging them to play and move around can sometimes be difficult. Getting some children to move around … READ MORE

Nature’s Fidget Spinner

Even if you don’t have one in your home, you’d be hard pressed to not know about the fidget spinner craze. But instead of running out the door, jumping in your car, and speeding off to the nearest store selling … READ MORE

The Sandbox, Part 2

In part one of The Sandbox I reflected on how open-ended sand is.  Because of this, the type of materials offered, and the way the materials are presented will set the stage for sand exploration.  Traditional sand toys typically include … READ MORE

Rain, Please Don’t Go Away!

As educators, a rainy day is not always a good thing. We feel like we can’t take the children outside and let them play or explore. The things that come to mind are wet children, puddles, mud, wet playgrounds. Why … READ MORE

The Sandbox, Part 1

If you have ever been to the beach then you have witnessed the allure of sand.  People young and old are digging, building and playing in the sand. Sand is naturally intriguing due to its open-ended qualities.  Every grain of … READ MORE