Dramatic play develops children’s imagination and creativity. It supports children’s literacy skills and teaches them self-regulation as well as conflict resolution. This type of play allows us to see how children understand the world. In our dramatic play area, we
We set up a science exploration of non-Newtonian fluid, called “Gloop” or “Oobleck“. A non-Newtonian fluid does not follow Newton’s Law of Viscosity (how thick or thin a fluid is) and Gloop is fascinating to experiment with. The children learned
During inside free play, we noticed the children beginning to talk a lot about cats. This stretched from pretending to be cats themselves, to caring for cats in itself. We wanted to help the children reach their deepest explorations and
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” ~ Albert Einstein When we facilitate children’s creativity
Sunlight and Cylinders The children have started an investigation about light. We set out some cylinders in a spot of sunlight on the carpet and wondered what the children would do with this investigation. They began stacking the cylinders in
Recently a professional suggested to start our busy preschool class outside. As educators, we know how important outdoor play is for children. Outdoor play promotes development of gross motor skills, creativity, social skills and independence, among of many other benefits.