Planning Outdoor Learning Playspaces For All Seasons

Before transforming our yard into our outdoor learning playspace, our early years team shared our hopes and dreams for the children in the space. We wanted it to provide opportunities for children to develop curiosity, exploration, creativity, innovation, resilience, problem-solving skills, risk-taking, collaboration, oral language skills, mathematical understanding, and connect with nature. We also kept… Read More Planning Outdoor Learning Playspaces For All Seasons

10 Playful Spatial Reasoning Provocations

As our kindergarten team continues to learn more about children and their development in spatial thinking and reasoning, we are continually searching for and creating meaningful provocations and experiences where children can construct their own learning in this area. We are also becoming increasingly aware of the significant interactions we can have with children to help deepen… Read More 10 Playful Spatial Reasoning Provocations

Woodland Forest Small World Play (Math and Literacy embedded in Play)

Our youngest learners have spent many hours playing with this woodland forest small world play sensory tray. What’s more than natural materials and loose parts for open-ended play lies an opportunity to think more deeply about literacy and numeracy. Naturally, adults would see this provocation as an invitation for children to share stories with lots of oral language… Read More Woodland Forest Small World Play (Math and Literacy embedded in Play)

Cheap & Portable Sensory Bins

  Feel, see, hear, and smell: Engage early learners with their senses. Sensory play provides many opportunities to develop skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, mathematical skills, co-ordination of small and large muscle movement, fine and gross motor, creativity and much more. So you want to have open-ended sensory-based learning but don’t have a big beautiful expensive… Read More Cheap & Portable Sensory Bins