Enhancing Block Play

Enhancing Block Play

The unit block has been a staple material in American kindergarten and preschool classrooms for well over one hundred years.  In fact, educators from as early as the late 1700ā€™s suggested that play with blocks was valuable for children to experience gravity,...
Introducing Simple Machines: Low-Tech Tools

Introducing Simple Machines: Low-Tech Tools

When we think of technology, tools, and machines, we often think in terms of computers and electric or gas powered machines. Many tools we use in everyday life are low-tech tools called simple machines. Humans have used simple machines for thousands of years! They...
Color as Communication: Lightness and Darkness

Color as Communication: Lightness and Darkness

Winter weather is in full effect here in Colorado. We have days of heavy snow, followed by milder days where the skies are clear, sunny, and blue. Thinking back to teaching Pre-K, it was always interesting how the sun, or the lack of it, could have an impact on the...