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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.
Bring Indoors Out and Outdoors In, to Upgrade Your Space

Bring Indoors Out and Outdoors In, to Upgrade Your Space 1

This Upgrade Your Space article is focusing on items that bring the outdoors in or the indoors out:  Outlast blocks and a Mud Kitchen.  Their extra versatility really reduces your Cost per Use and increases the value of your upgrade.
#MYKOOLCLASSROOM  Contest

#MYKOOLCLASSROOM Contest 0

Share pictures of your early childhood learning or care space #MyKoolClassroom for a chance to win a $500 or one of 4 $250 Shopping Sprees from Louise Kool, Canada's source for quality early childhood education furnishings and resources.