Category Archives: Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education theory, and how it relates to museum education

Make it Complex, They Can Handle It

When people tell me that teaching young children must be “easy” because you don’t need to know “hard” things like calculus I don’t launch into a whole discussion of social emotional development and differentiated learning. I keep it more simple … Continue reading

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#WeNeedDiverseBooks

5 year old- “Why do all these books have girls in them?” Me- “You know, it is strange, most books for kids have either boys as the main characters or animals! So, when I see a good book with a … Continue reading

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We Took 26 Preschoolers on a Bus (and it was fun)

This morning we took our classes (26 kids in all) on a city bus up to the local library. Spoiler alert…it went really well. But how? Realistic Planning We have a bus stop right outside our school. We planned a … Continue reading

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Bathtime Math

“For Families” is a blog published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  As a follow-up to my “Bathtime Science” article they asked me to write one about “Bathtime Math.” Math in the Bath By Sarah Erdmann … Continue reading

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Celebration of Names

A core skill at the beginning of the 3s/4s year is being able to recognize your own name. It helps the kids move through day and also builds classroom community.   This year, I decided to make it into a … Continue reading

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Raising Critical Readers

You can find anything on the internet. Because anyone can write it and put it on there. This is a lesson that many adults are learning, and one that librarians and grade school teachers are focusing on. You need to … Continue reading

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Where Do Your Books Live?

If you work with young children, take a moment and think about your space. Where are the books? Are they in a cozy reading corner? Think about when books make an appearance in your day. Is it just when you … Continue reading

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