ASSESSMENT IS… INTEGRATIVE (Part 1 of 2)

Here at The Adventurous Child, we’ve been on a kick about assessment lately. Check this quote out: “Assessment is an integrative process…. Learning is personal, active, and genuine; discovery invites mastery and empowerment; delight feeds passion and a quest for … READ MORE

Creative/Dramatic Play: Store Front (Part 4 of 4)

“Caps for sale! Caps for sale!” Make your children’s favorite stories come to life with a store front. Place the store front along a bike path and let children create their own story —maybe a lemonade stand, a counter at … READ MORE

Creative/Dramatic Play: Car Wash (Part 3 of 4)

Hot day? Take your kids outside and let them cool off with a car wash. A great addition to any outdoor play area, the car wash allows children to enter and exit through realistic plastic flaps, similar to a real … READ MORE

Creative/Dramatic Play: Playhouse and Gas Pump (Part 2 of 4)

Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld, renowned dance instructor, commented: “I know from my experiences that when children have the chance to move and to be creative, it helps them engage with the rest of the curriculum…. [M]ovement involve[s] language and patterning, which … READ MORE

Creative/Dramatic Play (Part 1 of 4)

“Music, dance, drama, and story are the oldest ways human beings learned to pass on information, traditions, customs, and beliefs…. In the vocabulary of some Native American and African languages, there is no word for art, because art is part … READ MORE