Learn about Giving Gifts from the Garden

Early Learning Standards require that our children use their five senses to investigate the environment and to gather information. Using their senses, you can teach them about nature and give them something simple to bring home as well.  Children love … READ MORE

Assessment is (Fill in the Blank!)

In 2010, we looked at the importance of assessment for children. It turns out that assessment is a lot of things. In our favorite magazine Young Children, Kim Hughes and Dominic Gullo wrote that assessment is continuous, comprehensive, and integrative. … READ MORE

Building Vocabulary

The following are just some of the words children will learn by playing with these products in their outdoor classroom: Art Easel – paint, portrait, easel Balance Beam – balance, incline, level Woodworking Learning Center – carpentry, tools, safety, goggles Gas … READ MORE

Learn about Herbs in the Garden

When gardening with children, you have many different options; there’s a vegetable, fruit, flower, and herb garden.  Which of these sounds like the most fun to you?  We will take a look at the benefits of each type of these … 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