Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Let Me Do The Reading For You. 

As a former educator, I read a lot of educational books. And some things, just stop me in my track.  I live for these ah, ha! moments. Allow me to read the books for you, and fast forward to the inspirational messages. 

Here, are my favorite quotes about teaching children from two books that I am currently reading, and activities on how to implement them. 

  • "Young children learn with their whole bodies in motion. If we limit their activity, we limit their learning." (Designs for Living)

Activity to Implement:

Sweat together! Engage your gross motor skills and begin to jump.

 

  • "Children build on their existing knowledge, and to do so, they must interact with their environment." (Loose Parts)

Activity to Implement:

http://www.dayswithgrey.com/blog/2016/6/10/pinecone-pick-up

  • "Children feel productive when they accomplish something, when their work is valued, and when they do not feel a sense of failure. When they are engaged in a project, time does not matter." Loose Parts

Activity to Implement:

http://www.dayswithgrey.com/blog/2016/4/25/post-it

  • "Children need to use their bodies to explore space and what they can do in it - climbing to a high loft, jumping off logs, going up and down steps and ladders, running or riding fast on a pathway, squeezing into a small box, or hiding under a blanket or behind a bush. These are favorite activities for children." Design for Living

Activity to Implement:

These are tree stumps saved from trees we had taken down in the backyard. 

If you want to read more, the quotes listed above came from the books:

Loose Parts by, Lisa Daly Miriam Beloglovsky

Designs for a Livng by, Deb Curtis and Margie Carter

Does it Look Right?

Does it Look Right?

This Game is SO Simple!

This Game is SO Simple!

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