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zella said purple: authentic ways to embrace technology

zella said purple: authentic ways to embrace technology | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

There has been a great deal of talk about what is appropriate tech use for young children in the classroom. Hot topics around who has access (economic), how to address fairness (gender, timing, ability) and what is quality technology (software, resources, support).

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Sun Hats & Wellie Boots: Exploring Bricks - Outdoor Play

Sun Hats & Wellie Boots: Exploring Bricks - Outdoor Play | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

Sometimes the most amazing play stems from the simplest of things.

Today Minnie played with building bricks. Not the wooden cube variety, or even the plastic kind, but actual concrete bricks. We've had these lying around for ages, & today I thought I'd leave them in the garden just to see what Minnie did with them.

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YIS ELC

YIS ELC | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

“…the space has to be a sort of aquarium that mirrors the ideas, values, attitudes, and cultures of the people who live within it.” (Loris Malaguzzi: personal communication, 1984)

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SAND AND WATER TABLES

SAND AND WATER TABLES | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

This is a blog for early childhood teachers looking for ways to expand and enrich play and learning in and around their sand and water tables with easy-to-make, low-cost apparatus. It may also be of interest for anyone who appreciates children's messy play.

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the architecture of early childhood:

the architecture of early childhood: | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

Rooms within rooms or spaces within spaces is the theme of these new early childhood centres and schools

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9 Ways to Encourage Indoor Kids to Play Outside

9 Ways to Encourage Indoor Kids to Play Outside | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
If a call of “Just go outside and play” doesn’t work in your house, here are nine ideas for encouraging your indoor kids to play outside.
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Community Playthings | Reggio Emilia: An innovative approach to education

Community Playthings | Reggio Emilia: An innovative approach to education | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
Reggio Emilia: A parent-sponsored approach has revolutionized the education of young children in Reggio Emilia.
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Irresistible Ideas for play based learning » Blog Archive » irresistible clay

Irresistible Ideas for play based learning » Blog Archive » irresistible clay | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
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What does STEM look like in preschool and what is STEM anyway?

What does STEM look like in preschool and what is STEM anyway? | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

STEM in the early years.

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Our Play Space: MudPie Station

Our Play Space: MudPie Station | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
Ever thought about creating a MudPie Kitchen in your outdoor play space?

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Giving Joy to the Ears

Giving Joy to the Ears | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
Guest Post by Marji of Do, Re...Me? The beauties of Classical music are wonderful and we need to put these sounds into the ears of our children.
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Are We Over-Stimulating Young Children?

Are We Over-Stimulating Young Children? | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD. This article discusses the research of Dr. Dimitri Christakis, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. His studies link over-stimulation from early television watching to ADHD in later school life.
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bakers and astronauts: FIG at the Whatcom Museum

bakers and astronauts: FIG at the Whatcom Museum | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to visit the Whatcom Museum here in Bellingham...

 

...The space is really an interactive museum for children of all ages, with options ranging from open ended construction to more structured offerings.

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Exploring the Outdoor Classroom

Exploring the Outdoor Classroom | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

A while back, we set up a "science lab" in the outdoor classroom. Various shades of colored water filled bins upon bins in our dramatic play area. The children donned goggles and lab coats and set to work mixing the brilliant colors in beakers, funnels, measures, cups, basters, and more.

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Blog - Turtlewings

Blog - Turtlewings | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

Creativity is connecting things!
When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.
— Steve Jobs

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Irresistible Ideas for play based learning » Blog Archive » colour mixing and playdough

Irresistible Ideas for play based learning » Blog Archive » colour mixing and playdough | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
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let the children play: Picnic in the dirt patch

let the children play: Picnic in the dirt patch | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

A picnic blanket, pots and pans and a great big tub of wood chips by the dirt patch to welcome little picnickers on a sunshiny day.

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Marla McLean, Atelierista » An awakening of sorts

Marla McLean, Atelierista » An awakening of sorts | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
School Within School | Peabody...

 


What is a plan?

“It’s when you decide whether to go to the park or do something else.” Josie

“It’s something you think of and draw, and then make later.” Maya F.

I initiated the Fairy House plans.

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Early writing skills can be found in a tub of rice

Early writing skills can be found in a tub of rice | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
Mastering find motor skills so this toddler will be prepared to write his name when the time is right!
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Teacher Tom: Let's Define Play

Teacher Tom: Let's Define Play | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
Reflections on teaching and learning from preschoolers...

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ECE Online: Sharing vs. Turn-taking: Thoughts from Rainbow Early Learning Centre

ECE Online: Sharing vs. Turn-taking: Thoughts from Rainbow Early Learning Centre | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

Our self review question was ‘What strategies do teachers use to support children's social interactions and friendships’. While there are many strategies teachers use throughout the day, one common and most heard is “you need to share”. But what are we really teaching our children?

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