Years ago I picked up the book A Beginners Guide to Constructing the Universe by Michael Schneider.  It was exactly what I had been looking for to enhance my children’s geometry lessons.  Today I am sharing one of the first lessons from the book and one of my children’s favorite – making triangles from circles. You will need: […]

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Greg Tang is a wonderful children’s book author who emphasizes number sense strategies for children. His books are colorful, poetic and encourage children to think through figuring out how many by using clever grouping strategies. Tang provides children with clues through poetry on how to group numbers. Children learn through these strategies that it is […]

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In the early years of my children’s education art was a no brainer.  We crafted, painted, drew and molded.  We put googly eyes on everything we could find and used our body weight in glitter.  But as my eldest hit double figures, it became a bit trickier to fit art into our lives.  We were […]

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Mystery bags (bags in which you put items for a child to identify by sense of touch only) are commonly used with children in the three to eight year age range and are a fun, engaging way for children to sharpen their tactile perception.  It’s a classic activity that you perhaps have done many times with […]

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Playful Learning is growing and we are excited about expanding our team! We are looking for the following positions: Assistant Teacher (freelance/consultant position, must be locally based): Playful Learning Studio is looking for a locally based assistant teacher who is trained in project-based learning and is willing to wear many different hats. Applicants must be […]

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