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Light and Shadow Play

After taking Dr. Louisa Penfold’s Light, Shadow, & Reflection workshop a couple of weeks ago it has continued to ignite inspiration for...

Double the Whatsit Fun

SNEAK PEEK ALERT! How beautiful is this new Children’s Factory Taupe Whatsit color that is coming soon?! This versatile color will be...

Recycled Textured Tower Process Art

They beauty of process art is that anything and everything can be used as a canvas. This invitation is stacked recycled cardboard boxes...

Dinosaur Dig & Small World Play

When a child shows extreme interest in a subject matter, creating invitations to build upon their curiosity honors their learning process...

Loose Parts and Block Play

The beauty of pairing loose parts and block play is that it truly provides the opportunity for a child to have limitless opportunities to...

Cardboard Collage

Cardboard collages are quite possibly one of the most underrated process art invitations. The variations are truly limitless. From...

Rainbow Light, Shadow, & Reflection

Finally got around to take Dr. Louisa Penfold’s Light, Shadow, & Reflection workshop. It was a much needed inspiration and I can’t...

Invitation to Explore Ladybugs

One of my favorite invitations is a simple set up of exploring ladybugs. In my hometown of Alameda we love going to Encinal Nursery and...

MyRider® Chariot

Did you know that riding a tricycle or bike is a rite of passage for most children in the early years? When young children ride a...

The Boy with Flowers in His Hair

This literacy invitation explores the book The Boy with Flowers in His Hair by Jarvis. In this tender moving tale of a friendship,...

The Importance of Reading & Storytime

There is no denying that reading and storytime is a critical literacy and language intervention for early learners for a variety of...

The Environment as the Third Teacher

Have you ever heard that the classroom environment is the third teacher? This concept is part of the world acclaimed Reggio Emilia...

A Grandma’s Magic

Every once in a while a special book comes around that directly connects a season in your life and that is a A Grandma's Magic written by...

Invitation to Explore Sensory Tables

There is no denying that children learn best by hands on experiences and providing hands on open ended sensory experiences are extremely...

The Importance of Skin to Skin Time

Been soaking up extra newborn cuddles thanks to #gifted Bonsie skin to skin wear. Skin to skin time is the first step in developing a...

The Shape of Home Invitation to Explore

The book The Shape of Home written and Illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh, is about a Iranian girl’s first day of school in America....

Outdoor Jungle Animal STEM

Take learning outdoors with this open ended STEM invitation to play. There is no denying the benefits of outdoor play. You can enhance a...

Sugar and Milk Sensory Play

The book Sugar and Milk written by Thrity Umrigary and illustrated by Khoa Le is a timeless story about a young immigrant girl who joins...

 
 
 

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