Learning more about Healthy Eating in the Garden

The next types of gardens that we will highlight are vegetable and fruit gardens.  In a previous blog post, Learn Healthy Eating in the Garden, we highlighted the benefits of giving children the tools to plant, grow and harvest nutritional … READ MORE

Tracking Panel

As I discussed on Thursday, prepositions are a wonderfully significant part of language, and they are surprisingly fun to teach to young children. Children first develop the comprehension for spatial location (“in,” “on,” “under,” “over”). A tracking panel will delight … READ MORE

Outside and All Around

Think back to your days in elementary school. Chances are, your teacher spent some time discussing prepositions – you know, words like “in,” “around,” “near,” and “after.” Words that describe a spatial or temporal relationship or direction. Here is a … READ MORE

Can math be done better outdoors than indoors?

During the preschool years, a lot of math deals with classifying and categorizing objects into groups and sets. What better place the outdoors to classify natural items such as grass, rocks, sticks, and leaves. An example would be a box … READ MORE

Learning Geometry at the Art Easel

Who knew that the simple act of painting at the Art Easel prepares a child for learning math–in addition to Algebra (See Post 4/27/09) they are learning Geometry concepts. According to the state Early Learning Standards when children draw or … READ MORE

Learning Algebra at the Art Easel

It is so amazing how a preschooler painting at the art easel is fulfilling the states Early Learning Standards for math–specifically Algebra. When the child paints a simple flower and repeats the color scheme–yellow, red, yellow, red–they are repeating a … READ MORE