Monthly Archives: March 2012

Rainbow Collage

First, a word on STUFF. If you work in early childhood education, especially if you love art like I do, you start to see everything as a great potential project.  Nothing needs to be wasted, those scraps of yarn or … Continue reading

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Toddler activities on pinterest

A few posts are in process, but here are some of my favorite baby/toddler pinterest boards. http://pinterest.com/jodieclarke/fun-for-the-younger-crowd/ http://pinterest.com/rainydaymum/baby-toddler-play-ideas/ http://pinterest.com/sheryljcooper/pins/ I also like the board for teaching strategies, which goes up to pre-k and publishes the curriculum we use at work: … Continue reading

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Welcome to our Toddler Room!

In today’s post, a bunch of great ideas from my toddler teaching team. The hugely popular children’s book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a rollicking alphabet rhyme, and our toddlers are crazy for it.  (It tells the story of mischievous little alphabet letters … Continue reading

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Birthday cake pretend play

Toddlers love play dough.  They love poking things into play dough.  And they really, really love birthdays. As such, I give you: Birthday cake pretend play! We used homemade play dough (unscented, though with kids who don’t eat it as … Continue reading

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Doll Detangler

I’ve seen this trick on Pinterest–posts claiming that you can untangle doll hair with fabric softener. Just mix fabric softener with water, spray it in, and comb it right through. It made sense, but it seemed a little too easy. … Continue reading

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