Bringing nature inside does not and hopefully is not a daunting task. Children are naturally curious about nature and how things work.
6 Types of Risky Play and Why We Need It
Risky play is not reckless. I realize the dangers that could happen during risky play. Risky play is beneficial for children’s development and play that they do naturally.
Teaching Kindness Every Day
Our kindness matters. Children’s kindness matters. Let’s raise a generation (or more) of kindhearted people.
What Is Play?
Play. If you have been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I cherish play in early childhood. If you are new, hi! I love to encourage play in early childhood! I think it is a great way for children to improve social skills, motor skills, and creativity. Play looks different at all…
Benefits of Sensory Play
If you follow my Instagram account or like us on Facebook (I post most Instagram pictures there), you would see that I LOVE sensory play! I think it is so important for children to get their hands dirty while they are playing and research shows there are so many benefits of sensory play with children….
Why I Don’t Like Weekly Themes
In this post I am going to be pretty honest. If you teach with themes, that doesn’t make you a crappy teacher. It is one way to teach. I however, teach differently. Now, I will get right to the chase; I don’t like weekly themes. Reasons I Don’t Teach with Weekly Themes: My center isn’t…
Why We Should Say Yes to Children – My Beliefs
I have many beliefs in children. I believe children are great. Children are undervalued in society right now. They hear “no” too often in their short lives. Granted, “no” can’t be 100% avoided, but saying “yes” is easier… and a lot more fun! Let’s say yes to kids! I’ve seen so many parents shielding their…