As the winter season unfolds, bringing its unique blend of snow-covered landscapes and chilly mornings, it’s the perfect time to engage children in a winter-inspired process art activity. “What Color is the Snow?” invites young minds to explore the enchanting world of colors, textures, and light, drawing inspiration from the serene beauty of winter. Rooted
Step into the world of process art with a refreshing paper mosaic activity that channels the natural beauty of the Nile River. This engaging lesson invites kids to sift through magazine pages, cutting and arranging geometric tiles to recreate the lush, fertile banks of the Nile. Kids will love the freedom of this process art activity, feeling no
My Real-World Lessons from Reggio and Montessori Schools “Is Reggio Emilia the same as Montessori?” Suppose we are picturing educational philosophies as characters in a boxing ring; we might see Reggio Emilia with its team spirit in one corner and Montessori with its ‘do-it-yourself’ vibe in the other. While both are heavyweights in the world of
Loose parts play refers to a style of play that involves open-ended materials or objects that can be manipulated, moved, and combined in countless ways by children. These materials are called “loose parts” because they are not fixed or limited in their use. They can be anything from natural elements like sticks, stones, and leaves to everyday objects such as buttons, fabric scraps, or empty
Do you ever have questions that you’re too scared to ask? Maybe you think they’re too silly or trivial, or you’re afraid someone might laugh at you? Well, guess what? Today is your day! It’s #Ask a Stupid Question Day, and we’re celebrating all the silly, crazy, and curious questions you can think of. Why
The Reggio Emilia classroom is designed to inspire relationships: we imagine children moving across different areas, interacting with each other, experimenting with different textures and tools, moving materials into different settings to explore new properties and characteristics.
The Reggio Emilia approach is an innovative teaching philosophy that emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and community. This method was created by Loris Malaguzzi and a group of parents in Reggio Emilia, Italy, after World War II. It is known globally for its focus on children’s learning. [ref] “Three Approaches from Europe: Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia,” Carolyn
Before fidget spinners became a thing, restless students used to torment pens with their fingers. There are some interesting studies that argue that fidgeting actually improves memory and learning tests scores, or at the very least recognizes it as a subconscious attempt to increase arousal in order to improve attention.