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Activities and ideas to enhance your block play.

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Mirrors + Outdoors + Magnatiles = MUST FOR CHILDREN! #outdoorplay #letthemplay #colorfulfinds Outdoor Learning, Outdoor Play, Fairy Dust Teaching, Block Play, Steam Activities, Teacher Blogs, Kindergarten Teachers, Reggio Emilia, Learning Environments

Sally on Instagram: “Mirrors + Outdoors + Magnatiles = MUST FOR CHILDREN! What are YOUR must explorations for children? ⤵️ . . . #construction #blockplay…”

478 Likes, 23 Comments - Sally (@fairydustteaching) on Instagram: “Mirrors + Outdoors + Magnatiles = MUST FOR CHILDREN! What are YOUR must explorations for children?…”

The Magic of a Light and Projection Provocation: Brillant! Inquiry Based Learning, Project Based Learning, Fairy Dust Teaching, Early Childhood Centre, Toddler Teacher, Family Day Care, Nursery Activities, Early Education, Kid Spaces

The Magic of a Light and Projection Provocation: Brilliant!

I had to share this fabulous provocation from Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center!

Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center is filled with such wonder and awe. From the teaching staff, to the children, to the thoughtfully planned rooms, to documentation filled walls, and much more. Reggio Inspired Classrooms, Reggio Classroom, Classroom Design, Classroom Resources, Classroom Organization, Early Childhood Centre, Early Childhood Education, Infant Toddler Classroom, Fairy Dust Teaching

Rosa Parks Early Childhood: A Glimpse into their Rooms

Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center is filled with such wonder and awe. From the teaching staff, to the children, to the thoughtfully planned rooms, to documentation filled walls, and much more.

Instead of cars and ramps, try Loose Parts! Montessori Homeschool, Montessori Activities, Block Play, Montessori Materials, Play To Learn, Reggio, Summer Art, Free Ebooks, Teaching

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These handmade wooden stones are the BEST! ❤️ ✨⠀ Such a versatile loose part from babies to big kids hands. How many of your children love to stack? Reggio Inspired Classrooms, Reggio Classroom, Diy For Kids, Big Kids, Fairy Dust Teaching, Preschool Boards, Block Area, Block Play, Kids Hands

Loose Parts: Construction (LP Master Checklist PDF)

This week I was reviewing The Art of Loose Parts Master Workshop and had to share some of the amazing loose parts. Most of these can be had for a very economical price or free! The best loose parts or repurposed materials. Construction sites and companies, ReStore (Habitat for Humanity), junk stores, asking the families are some of the best sources. Look at all of the rich and varied loose parts on this shelf! Cardboard tubes, carpet squares, pvp piping, tiles, wood cookies, empty wood…

Setting up the Teacher: A peek into Nammi's Classroom (Part Montessori Homeschool, Montessori Activities, Play Based Learning, Project Based Learning, Reggio Inspired Classrooms, Family Day Care, Block Play, School Play, Montessori Materials

Setting up the 3rd Teacher: A peek into Nammi's Classroom (Part 2)

Let's take a deeper look at the details in Nammi's room. There is a lot of inspiration! Click to see the beautiful pictures!

Air duct tubing is the best Loose Part Baby Sensory, Infant Sensory, Infant Play, Sensory Diet, Infant Room, Sensory Table, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Activities, Childhood Education

How to Introduce Loose Parts With Infants and Toddlers

Let’s face it, infants and toddlers are experts at tinkering. What better materials to tinker with than loose parts? Click here to read how to introduce loose parts to infants and children.

Rainbow blocks and CDs are an inviting construction material for Toddlers! Montessori Homeschool, Montessori Activities, Rainbow Blocks, Block Play, Montessori Materials, Play To Learn, School Ideas, Toddlers, Infant

How to Introduce Loose Parts With Infants and Toddlers

Let’s face it, infants and toddlers are experts at tinkering. What better materials to tinker with than loose parts? Click here to read how to introduce loose parts to infants and children.

Provocations can be overwhelming. Let's take a look at some simple ideas for literacy provocations found in a Reggio-Inspired Preschool. Emergent Literacy, Kindergarten Literacy, Early Literacy, Literacy Activities, Literacy Centers, Shape Activities, Letter Activities, Reggio Classroom, Classroom Ideas

Simple Literacy Provocations

Provocations can be overwhelming. Let's take a look at some simple ideas for literacy provocations found in a Reggio-Inspired Preschool.

Developmental Stages of Block Play Fairy Dust Teaching, Teaching Kids, Reggio Emilia Approach, Block Play, Sensory Bins, Problem Solving, Early Childhood, Toddlers, Kindergarten

Developmental Stages of Block Play

Block play is such an important part of the early childhood classroom. It provides potent opportunities for creativity, imagination, problem solving, and foundational mathematical understandings. It is something that actually has a developmental sequence to it - like writing or drawing. I love to watch the expansion of block play in the kindergarten. It becomes such a world in itself! I find it fascinating that the way children use the blocks can actually tell me something about their…

Infant/toddler construction invitation   #looseparts #makinglearningfun #preschoolactivities #montessorihomeschool #learnandplay #montessorimaterials #invitationtocreate #montessoriactivities #sensoryactivity #educationalfun Montessori Homeschool, Montessori Activities, Construction Invitations, Fairy Dust Teaching, Block Play, Montessori Materials, Play To Learn, Infant Toddler, Toddlers

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Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center is filled with such wonder and awe. From the teaching staff, to the children, to the thoughtfully planned rooms, to documentation filled walls, and much more. Oil Drip Pans, Room Arrangement Ideas, Reggio Inspired Classrooms, Early Childhood Centre, Block Play, Rosa Parks, Little Learners, Sensory Processing, Learning Colors

Rosa Parks Early Childhood: A Glimpse into their Rooms

Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center is filled with such wonder and awe. From the teaching staff, to the children, to the thoughtfully planned rooms, to documentation filled walls, and much more.

Architecture Table in Block Play Area Early Years Teacher, Fairy Dust Teaching, Carpet Squares, Construction Area, Block Play, Cardboard Tubes, Artists For Kids, Habitat For Humanity, Rosa Parks

Loose Parts: Construction (LP Master Checklist PDF)

This week I was reviewing The Art of Loose Parts Master Workshop and had to share some of the amazing loose parts. Most of these can be had for a very economical price or free! The best loose parts or repurposed materials. Construction sites and companies, ReStore (Habitat for Humanity), junk stores, asking the families are some of the best sources. Look at all of the rich and varied loose parts on this shelf! Cardboard tubes, carpet squares, pvp piping, tiles, wood cookies, empty wood…

Ramp Ideas in Early Childhood Classrooms Reggio Emilia Classroom, Early Years Teacher, Fairy Dust Teaching, Holistic Education, Carpet Squares, Construction Area, Block Play, Habitat For Humanity, Toddler Crafts

Loose Parts: Construction (LP Master Checklist PDF)

This week I was reviewing The Art of Loose Parts Master Workshop and had to share some of the amazing loose parts. Most of these can be had for a very economical price or free! The best loose parts or repurposed materials. Construction sites and companies, ReStore (Habitat for Humanity), junk stores, asking the families are some of the best sources. Look at all of the rich and varied loose parts on this shelf! Cardboard tubes, carpet squares, pvp piping, tiles, wood cookies, empty wood…

Hammer and nail letter practice. 5 fun woodworking activities for young children. Woodworking For Kids, Woodworking Workbench, Woodworking Videos, Woodworking Software, Woodworking Crafts, Woodworking Quotes, Youtube Woodworking, Woodworking Techniques, Popular Woodworking

Restoring the Importance of Woodworking and Young Children

Find out this class uses woodworking so the children are working together, sharing, helping to hold the boards for stability, and learning valuable skills.