3 Quick Transformations of Tarmac into an Outdoor classroom 0
The health, educational and developmental benefits of open-air learning have been prompting early years classrooms to move outdoors for a number of years. And now the need for outdoor learning spaces is pressing more than ever as a preventative health measure in the midst of a pandemic. But many schools are challenged by a lack of naturalized spaces and instead are surrounded by an abundance of paved playground and parking space.
We look at three quick and flexible ways to gain softened outdoor classroom space without resorting to jackhammers or bulldozers.
Rethinking Sharing, Remembering Play – New Web Workshop with Diane Kashin 2Rethinking sharing can lead to new perspectives and possibilities. Join Dr. Diane Kashin, RECE on June 26th at 1:30pm for a new web workshop, presented by LKG about play-based learning in the time of COVID. Explore the possibilities, get resource suggestions and ideas and reflect on the opportunities and challenges for ECE’s in an era of enhanced hygiene, distancing and sanitation standards.
What to keep/cull -- evaluating your play materials 0Versatile open-ended materials are extremely valuable learning tools. But specific play materials which may have as little as one obvious use, in conjunction with open-ended materials can be an inspiring combination. An effective play to learn environment should have a mix of open-ended and specific play materials. Here's a model to help evaluate the balance of play areas and materials in your class.
Four Ways Puzzles can Invigorate an Early Years Classroom 0
Puzzles are more than just placing pieces in a frame. A puzzle’s engagement of fine motor skills helps develop mental dexterity and can be a great way to introduce curricular themes and learning areas, inspiring open ended play.
Coding to Learn: Coding’s Cross-Curricular Connections 0
Coding can bring students to work together in teams to address curricular goals – “coding to learn” as well as “learning-to-code." It doesn’t just have to be taught in isolation. This post looks at how coding can be an effective learning activity and a means of student expression in multiple early years’ curricular areas: including literacy, math and even social studies.
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