Pipecleaner Weaving for Preschoolers Fine Motor Work
Pipecleaner Weaving with pipecleaners and is fun and preschoolers work on fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
7 Creative Ways to Play with Loose Parts - Little Worlds
This post will no doubt inspire you to change up your ways to play with loose parts. Be challenged by these great ideas and try something new today!
Create an Inventor Supply Lab with Recycled Materials | STEM Activities for Kids
A special thanks to Camp Invention for sponsoring this conversation! I am a huge advocate for getting and keeping kids excited about STEM. My daughter has attended their week-long summer camp for 2 years and
Mandalas for Teaching Symmetry -
This mandala activity is super easy to put together with whatever you have on hand. Keep reading to find out what was used for these fantastic symmetrical designs. Hi, everyone! I’m thrilled to be able to guest blog over here at the fantastic Life Over C’s, hosted by the talented Kim Staten! I’m Angelina and ...
My 4 Favorite FUN Fine-Motor Activities + A FREEBIE
You won't believe the one we do EVERY day! Looks like trash, but it develops small muscles. READ ON to find out how. My first favo...
Building a Tinker Tray
Tinker trays are becoming more popular, and with good reason. We have been using them for quite some time and have always been happy with the result. Providing open-ended materials allows for (to...
Best Gifts For 5 Year Old Boys - I Can Teach My Child!
Looking for toys for 5 year old boys? Here'[s what I've found are the best gifts for 5 year old boys - online gift ideas and homemade gifts for boys.
Tinker Tray - Inspiring Little Ones to Create!
It's been so cold and snowy here, so I've been brainstorming ways to keep my kids busy indoors. We had so much fun with our last tinker tray, that I decided to put together another
Everything You Need to Know About Loose Parts Play for Kids - Fantastic Fun & Learning
This series all about Loose Parts Play will guide you through implementing a gift to your children’s play that truly will keep on giving as they grow! Throughout the series we'll explore using loose parts play for the outdoors, math, literacy, sensory play, and even art with toddlers and preschoolers.
Are We Neglecting the Joy in Early Childhood Settings?
I am a rather inactive member of many Facebook early childhood educator groups — inactive because I read and look, far more than I participate. Many of these groups focus on Loose Parts and/or Reggio…
Funding School Makerspaces | Make:
Your Makerspace may not need much of a budget to operate, if you have a space you can use for free, tools to borrow, and materials found or donated. For some Makerspaces, the ones with lots of parental involvement, many of the projects are self-funded. But if your Makerspace takes place at a school without as much family support, or if you simply do not have this all in place, you may need to research community or family foundation grants to fill in the gap.
Tinkering Spaces | Makerspace Tours and Interviews | TinkerLab
Tinkering Spaces: A Series of Informative and Inspiring Makerspace Tours and Interviews with Makers, Educators, and Parents | TinkerLab.co
AASL Post: How to Build a Maker Culture in Your Library | Renovated Learning
My AASL Knowledge Quest post looks at how to build a maker culture in your library. A strong culture is a vital part of any makerspace.