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Outdoor Classroom Planning Guide

Outdoor Classroom Planning Guide 0

Over 50 pages of great ideas, real world examples,strategies, inspirations and tips for realizing an Outdoor Classroom. Broken out by different learning areas, this guide will help you create a new quality outdoor learning area or ready your existing space for STEM, literacy, creative arts, construction as well energetic play. 
SWIR:  Strategies for Keeping Instructional Tools and Toys Safe

SWIR: Strategies for Keeping Instructional Tools and Toys Safe 0

With new stringent sanitation standards in schools and child care centres, is the only safe option, plastic toys?  Do we have to walk back the naturalization (wood pebbles, feathers, fabrics etc) of our classrooms? 

In this third in a series of blog posts on how child care centres and classrooms are re-opening while keeping both children and staff safe in a COVID world, we've organized some hygiene strategies for instructional materials and toys:  Sanitizing/Washing, Individualizing and Rotating (SWIR).

What to keep/cull -- evaluating your play materials

What to keep/cull -- evaluating your play materials 0

Versatile 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.
Brand New, Unique Products from our Pre-Order Collection -- on SALE Now!

Brand New, Unique Products from our Pre-Order Collection -- on SALE Now! 0

We've found brand new and unique products in Nuremberg and New York that we couldn’t wait till 2019 to share with you. 

Find ALL of these new items available for pre-order and put them  ON SALE!

Order by the end of April to get 10% off furniture, and 15% off resources.

Empathy Dolls:  Subtle Cues Provoke Deep Connections

Empathy Dolls: Subtle Cues Provoke Deep Connections 0

Empathy dolls,through subtle naturalistic design cues create deep emotional connections for children or adults in play, education and therapy.  New dolls from Dusyma are specifically designed to engage old and young a like and prompt communication.
6 Tips for Starting Your Block Centre - for Any Age

6 Tips for Starting Your Block Centre - for Any Age 0

Blocks can ignite STEM exploration not just in the early years.  From juniors to teens, even adults -- just ask world famous star-architect Frank Gehry.  Here are  6 tips for building your block learning area in a child care centre, classroom, parenting centre or before/after-school program.