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Creating a Nature Table...this is quite lovely.

The How (and Why) of Creating a Nature Table

Creating a Nature Table - I've been reading Gene Stratton Porter and the seed of nature has been planing. I really like the idea of a nature table for kids!

What Professional Development in Early Childhood Science Will Meet the Requirements of Practicing Teachers?

Read this excellent article regarding ongoing professional development for teachers working in a Reggio inspired environment


I was very taken with these peace beads which were created by the kindergarten class at a local Montessori school. It's an easy DIY project for kids.

Kid's indoor garden. What a fun eco-friendly activity for preschooler and school age children!  by habitable.jp

Really cute- Children's plant / garden workbench. This teaches so many concepts. Not sure I'd want it inside, but what a great outdoor activity for kids of ALL ages (well, maybe not during the eating dirt stage!

Reggio Inspired Studio - pinned by Lynn Young ≈≈ http://www.pinterest.com/lynnyoungkindy/pins/

In a Reggio-inspired environment, as with many other play-based, child-led environments, the materials are carefully selected for their potential to enhance learning and discovery.