Sand and Water Play Is Irresistible!

Sand and Water Play Is Irresistible!

Irresistible Materials Most young children love squishy, messy, slimy, and gooey things. Very few can resist a stomp through a puddle, or the satisfaction of mixing up a really nice mud pie. There’s something compelling about the feel of soft warm sand, sudsy water,...
Beyond Recess – Playgrounds Today

Beyond Recess – Playgrounds Today

Playground Memories I recently came across a few old photos of my kindergarten playground. The space was basically a concrete pad that featured monkey bars made of pipe, a slide, a painted hopscotch court, and a bench. It didn’t have any vegetable gardens, trees,...
Reflections from The Kodo Classroom

Reflections from The Kodo Classroom

At the end of our parking lot here at Kodo headquarters, there’s a little yellow sign. It reads, ‘Sidewalk Ends’.  I drive past it daily and without fail, I smile as I recall a poem, drawing, or song created by Shel Silverstein. One of my favorites is...