ONE reason to look forward to the colder weather are these fabulous ICE ORNAMENTS. We love how they brighten up a dark and dreary road and can't wait for the weather to get cold enough to make some! They are a great opportunity to talk to kids about Seasons, Nature and of course Science - what IS happening to the water? Watch it freeze and watch it defrost again as the days get water. Why is it happening? You don't need all the answers, just observing is fun too!
In 100 Years Will Children Still Build with Blocks? By: Susan Friedman - "Close your eyes. Can you imagine children 100 years from now? What will their world look like? What will they play with? As 2013 comes to a close, let's take a moment to celebrate, as this year marks the 100th anniversary of the unit block."
Anti-bias Education: Christmas. In our multicultural society, Christmas, although important to many, is still not everyone’s holiday. For children and families from other groups, be they Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, pagan, atheist, this can be a difficult time. The commercialization of the holiday, with its pressures to buy, decorate, & entertain, adds complication to already overloaded and busy lives. How can you address Christmas in your program in a way that is supportive and fair to all?
Activities to keep toddlers active indoors. Winter is coming.