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Picture Rich Visuals for this Holiday Season:  Discover Widgit Online

Picture Rich Visuals for this Holiday Season: Discover Widgit Online 0

Widgit Online is a super easy-to-use webtool for creating visuals and picture supported materials -- just type and the pictures pop-up!  You can even copy and paste text in.
More Resources and Inspiration from Introducing Indigenous Philosophies to Little People Web Workshop

More Resources and Inspiration from Introducing Indigenous Philosophies to Little People Web Workshop 0

In this 60 minute Louise Kool Web Workshop, she shared the experiences, books, and resources she has used to bring the Seven Teachings to children at the University of Winnipeg Child Care Centre.

We found numerous online materials that can guide research, inform how to connect with First Nations communities and inspire further reflection.

Upgrade and Refresh your Space: Tables

Upgrade and Refresh your Space: Tables 0

For young children transitioning from playing beside their peers to interacting with them, tables play a key role in developing collaboration. Used for everything from exploring media, to having a snack. In this second post in a series of posts on Refreshing and Upgrading your classroom, we’ll look at how upgrading even just some of your tables can make a big difference in an early years classroom. 

Upgrade and Refresh your Space:  Choosing the Right Chairs

Upgrade and Refresh your Space: Choosing the Right Chairs 0

If the environment is so critical to early learning, your chairs might be one of your most significant teaching tools, promoting positive behaviours, physical and cognitive development. 

First in a series of posts on Refreshing and Upgrading your classroom, this post looks at how to change-up seating for a significant and immediate upgrade for your learning community, from toddlers to adults. 

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. 
3 Quick Transformations of Tarmac into an Outdoor classroom

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.