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Bringing the outside indoors

Bringing the Outside In – Montessori Inspired Classroom

We’ve noticed more often than not, classrooms are thinking outside of their walls and bringing the outside in. Whether through natural wood tables and chairs, learning tools or the décor of the room. Nature’s beauty should be a priority when designing your classroom or even when planning your study More…

3 Ways Kids Learn

3 Ways Kids Learn with the Fuzzy Loop Story Tree

It turns out you may not be behind the times if you are using what a small percentage may refer to as “old school teaching aids and techniques”. Some old school teaching aids are still effective. The enduring popularity of Legos, for example, is a testimony to the effectiveness More…

Preschool Math Activities

Why should we start teaching math in preschool? Good question! Starting math early is just as important as teaching your child their alphabet.  And it’s not just simply teaching them to count to 10 but teaching them math. I was amazed when my daughter was able to count to More…

Standing in Two Time Zones - A Daylight Savings Dilemma

Standing in Two Time Zones – A Daylight Savings Dilemma

Standing in Two Time Zones – A Daylight Savings Dilemma… The Hoover Dam is located on the border of Nevada and Arizona. If a visitor enters the Hoover Dam from the Nevada side, he/she is in a Pacific Standard Time (PST) zone. By crossing the Nevada-Arizona state line in More…

Solar System Rug Can Help Kids Learn

How the Solar System Rug Helps Kids Understand STEM Subjects

Using the Solar System Rug to Help Kids Understand STEM Subjects 2020 might be remembered as the first year of a new decade. Sports fans might remember it as the year the Chiefs won the Superbowl. (After waiting 50 years, it was about time!) Others might look back and More…

Groundhog Day STEM activities

Punxsutawney Phil is a legendary groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. On February 2nd of each year, the borough of Punxsutawney celebrates Groundhog Day with an all-day festival. On this day, Phil pays the town a visit by popping out of his burrow. The legend says if Phil sees his shadow, More…

Children having fun with puzzles

Children having fun with puzzles Did you know that the first jigsaw puzzle was created as a geography tool for children around 1760? When puzzles were first created, they were made of wood. Later, they were manufactured using cardboard.  Some companies have even introduced them into the classrooms in More…

Waiting Is Hard for Toddlers

We all agree that most children do not like to wait in long lines at the amusement park or wait their turn to go down the slide at the park. And as parents, it can be a difficult concept to teach patience to our kids when we tend to More…

Science Table is a STEM Alternative with no Technology Needed

Time-Out for Technology? STEM

Time-Out for Technology?  It’s 2019, and while most preschoolers don’t even know how to tie their shoes, we can almost guarantee that they know how to use the latest and greatest electronic devices. And, we don’t need statistics to tell us we are over-attached to our technology. It’s everywhere! More…

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