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Squish it, smash it, soak it! Paper pulp sculpting with kids

Paper pulp sculpting is a favorite activity in my studio, engaging kids as young as two up to older elementary students. It’s a straightforward craft that doesn’t break the bank, requiring only everyday household items like toilet paper, Elmer glue, and gouache paints.  For the little ones, this activity is a sensory playground. They get

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The “New” Education Vocabulary

Diving into the world of education can sometimes feel like learning a new language. From “emotional literacy” to “Culturally Responsive Teaching,” the vocabulary of teaching and learning is ever-expanding, reflecting the dynamic nature of the field. That’s why this friendly glossary has been put together. Think of it as an educational compass, guiding you through

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Reggio Emilia vs Montessori: Differences and Similarities

The ultimate education battle: Reggio Emilia vs Montessori. These two approaches, often used interchangeably, seem to pop out everywhere, from Pinterest activities to Instagram-worthy classroom setups. But are they the two sides of the same coin? Not quite. So let’s try to move beyond superficial labels, diving deep into the fundamental principles, methodologies, and classroom

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The Best Loose Parts Play Ideas for Toddlers

In the realm of early childhood education, loose parts play is a dynamic approach rooted in the Reggio Emilia philosophy. It recognizes that children are innate learners who flourish when granted the freedom to explore and create on their own terms. Prepare to embark on a practical and playful adventure where possibilities are as boundless as a child’s

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