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Rules are Rules

The hole was big, to kid eyes it was a crowning achievement. As we put the finishing touches on it a lifeguard walked by “You’ll have to fill that in” he said “it’s not allowed.” Slowly we started dumping sand … Continue reading

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STEM in Early Childhood- Professions

One of my most popular workshops recently is one simply titled “STEM in Early Childhood Education.” STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is a hot buzzword right now, and educators are pressured to show how they are teaching it and … Continue reading

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What do YOU think?

“Look Mama, the water is going down the drain” “Oh yeah, you are making a channel for the water” “What is a channel?” “What do you think it is?” “Hm, it is like a long conveyor belt for water!” And … Continue reading

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Nature Walk Made Simple

Getting children outside to experience and learn from nature doesn’t take a lot of tools or preparation…it doesn’t even take a lot of nature. It mostly takes time, questions and a willingness to get a little messy. What shouldn’t stop … Continue reading

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Collecting is Child’s Play

Went for a rainy, fall wander with my three year old and quickly realized…anyone who says that museums aren’t for kids has never been on a walk with a young child. “Oh Mama, look at that one! Oh Mama! I … Continue reading

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Outdoor and Environmental Education: A Toddler’s Guide

Outdoor and Environmental Education sounds so formal…but it doesn’t have to look or feel that way. Over and over I’ve talked about embracing “science moments” as a way to make the science come alive for young children, without being overwhelming … Continue reading

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When it’s “Too Nice Out” to Go to a Museum

Too often, people think of museums as a “rainy day activity,” something you save for when there are no better options. That couldn’t be farther from the truth! While I agree that some days are just too beautiful to be … Continue reading

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