Mess-free finger painting
Last week I put together a mess-free finger painting project for the boys. This was definitely a success! I first saw the idea on Pinterest ...
Mason Jar Wall Planter - Stacy Risenmay
I have added a new post about my wall planter that answers a lot of the questions I have been getting. I have been canning peaches so I had mason jars on the brain. I have seen several versions of this idea. I have seen them used on coat racks, for bathroom stuff and for […]
Shari Sloane - Educational Consultant
Kidscount1234.com - Shari Sloane - Educational Consultant provides books, art, curriculum resources and ideas for kindergarten teachers.
Here is a building platform that one of our parents built. We added mirrors to allow the children to see themselves while building.
Game Made With Golf Tees and Marbles
This summer, we spent some time on Hawai’i, the big island. We had a wonderful trip, and while there we were introduced to the game Konane. It is a game that is usually carved into lava rock or wood, and the game pieces are black and white shells or stones. I reproduced the game by[Read More]
Vea Vecchi: Beauty and Ethics are Foundational for our Future
I just listened to an impassioned TEDx Talk given in Reggio Emilia, Italy a few months ago by Vea Vecchi. I found the TEDx because I was reading Jennifer Azzariti's blog, In Dialogue. Jennifer is a friend and colleague who I greatly admire and with whom I have been lucky enough to work. We were together in Reggio Emilia and Ligonchio last July. There, we both had the privilege of spending a week with Italian educators and other educators from all over the world in the stunning natural…
Everything About Reggio Emilia Approach You Can't Skip - An Everyday Story
The Reggio Emilia Approach is a new method of education for preschool children that helps them to develop comprehensively. Learn more about this method in this article.
DIY Mini Journals for Kids
These fun DIY Mini Journals are so cute and easy to make. They are perfect for little ones to write their secrets in, or use as a tiny little art journal. My kids spent the
reggio inspired learning spaces
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Reggio Inspired: Color
Woot! Day two of my sneak peek into a local Reggio inspired preschool, Rosa Parks. The quality of classroom environment in this school is off the charts. Today I am going to share a few of their color ideas. Simple canvas boards with color collections. I love all the texture. A close up of the color collection. Almost every classroom had a version of this color application. Paint value chips were used to designate the place for each color family. Love it! Here is the same idea on a black…
writing with the moveable alphabet - this practical life
Ideas to expand the use of the Moveable Alphabet in the Montessori class