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Welcome back as we continue discussing how Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences apply to learning in children’s outdoor play areas. Another intelligence that can be encouraged on the preschool playground is the linguistic intelligence. This intelligence has to do with spoken … READ MORE
Rae Pica writes in her 2010 article, “Linking Literacy and Movement,” that “stringing actions together to form sequences is similar to linking words to form sentences and eventually paragraphs. Both require children to choose components that flow naturally.” So true! … READ MORE
While sharing stories in the Literacy Gazebo, select one of the children’s favorites from the Bookcase. This handy-dandy bookcase is designed to display books and art supplies in an outdoor classroom setting. Specially-formulated playground plastics are used to create the … READ MORE
There are many ways to bring literacy outside. Simply labeling and naming everything allows children to practice whole language. Have children make their own signs and tape them onto objects. One of my favorite things has been watching children journal … READ MORE