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Early Childhood Inspirations

For your backyard playground. The kids would love this!

Weaving frames, love these for the outdoor classroom

Transient art in a tray of rice at Burnie Primary School... image shared by Walker Learning Approach: Personalised Learning (",)

Lovely Sand Table Invitation.

Invitation to create - Our children love loose parts and it can take over the whole room with their little world creation. This was a provocation to explore them in a different way, as a tool for communication. EYLF Communication: Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media

Ephemeral Art - beautiful use of natural materials to make "temporary" art

Loose material and light

Playfully Learning: Sensory Table Idea-Pom Poms

Make a button number mural to work on number identification and fine motor skills.

Love the idea of a roll of paper on the wall

Montessori toddler room

Counting Coconuts: Treasure Basket: Brushes

Calming Chamomile Melting Dough ≈≈

Have the child say the individual letters as they trace them in the salt/cornmeal, and you're addressing all three learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.

seriously? Use an old VHS cover as a picture frame with hidden storage. This would be great in a classroom!

Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy

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?

Adventures in Crafting by katyANDzucchini: DIY play kitchen

write letters in chalk, have child trace over with water..what a great way to learn!