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STEAM Lessons: Sandpaper

Young children can discover so much from exploring the sounds and texture of sandpaper, it’s really a gold mine of learning. Well, not a GOLD mine… more like bauxite mine. 602 more words

Early Childhood Music

Il cervello e la creatività: le basi neurali e molecolari del processo creativo

E’ difficile trovare le aree cerebrali della creatività: essa non è unica, è complementarietà tra emozione e riflessione, pensiero divergente e convergente.

Quando gli esseri umani sono impegnati con qualsiasi tipo di processo creativo, un gran numero di regioni del cervello quindi si attiverebbe, le stesse che si attivano anche in molti processi cognitivi cosiddetti “ordinari”; la creatività può essere considerata il prodotto di una complessa interazione tra processi cognitivi “ordinari” ed emozione. 50 more words

Brains

Think Outside the Catalog!

When I look through school-supply catalogs, I shake my head at the amount of money some people are apparently willing to pay for little fuzzy pompoms, foam paper, feathers, sequins, stamps, stickers, and other fancy, colorful “art supplies.” Nothing against little fuzzy pompoms, but there’s a multitude of fabulous, free art materials hiding in plain sight all around us. 477 more words

Early Childhood Education

Games for Exploring Timbre

Games for Exploring Timbre

For his fourth birthday, Brycen received a rhythm band set. He enjoyed playing with all the instruments, and his mom, Kyleigh, was delighted that he seemed to be musically inclined. 474 more words

Early Childhood Music

3 Ways to Wonder About a Sound

A toddler hearing an unfamiliar sound:
Stops everything.
Looks around for the source of the sound.
Points excitedly to the source of the sound when she finds it.
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