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,...
Coping in Times of Emotional Stress

Coping in Times of Emotional Stress

My heart is breaking….my brain is swimming…my emotions are raw… How do you put on paper what you are feeling during this time? As an educator and one that worked diligently to provide a safe learning space for all children, I am struggling to find the words to...