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Start with water, buckets, and a few loose boards then place a pile full of fern leaves in your play area and what do you get?

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Early Learning

Loose Parts Theory Defined: An Elixir for the Development of Creativity

What is Loose Parts Theory? It was first proposed back in the 1970’s by architect Simon Nicholson, who believed that the loose parts in our environment…

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Early Learning

I know I keep saying this but I’m just so excited!  Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker, my picture book is available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Early Learning

Parenting: Home wall Chalkboard to avoid beating kids over doodles 

Kids will be kids right? They’re wired to learn about the world through imitation, adopting, invention or exploring every surface using their senses depending on age. 380 more words

My favourite creative activities for young children!

As you can see by the nature of this blog, I love to get creative with young children!  My favourite activities are ones that can be done with a wide age group with minimum adult input (before, during and after!).   351 more words

Hello Readers!  If you are a teacher of young children I have a question for you:

Would you give up your dress up clothing in favour of only scarves?

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Early Learning

What do you do with towels, ladders, wooden sticks and some embroidery hoops?  

Imaginary play!  (and help the teacher a little while you’re at it)

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Early Learning