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Falling into Fun!

Do we ever have enough ideas? Here are some great ideas to get into the swing of fall! Some of these ideas are so good, they are repeats from previous posts! And they all support a child's development while being fun! Apple-Cinnamon Sachets Materials: • ½ cup cinnamon • ½ cup store bought applesauce (homemade [...]

By | September 10th, 2019|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Falling into Fun!

STEM Programming for Early Childhood

Janice Morrison (TIES STEM education monograph series, attributes of STEM education, 2006) outlined several functions of a STEM education. She suggested that students should be: • Problem-solvers – able to define questions and problems, design investigations to gather data, collect and organize data, draw conclusions, and then apply understandings to new and novel situations. • [...]

By | August 29th, 2019|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on STEM Programming for Early Childhood

Johnny Appleseed’s Gift of Apples

Johnny Appleseed’s birthday is September 26. Here are some apple ideas that can help your group celebrate this fall bounty. Books Johnny Appleseed by Jodie Shepherd Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons Counting Apples Cut an apple in half and use to make apple prints On the [...]

By | September 14th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Johnny Appleseed’s Gift of Apples