STEAM Education integrates the arts into STEM by recognizing that individual creative expression and quest for knowledge is an integral part the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! STEAM Education compels kids to use cross-disciplinary skills to gain new knowledge that they can apply to their everyday world. Come explore how integrated learning can be EXCITING and FUN … [Read more...] about Mondrian-Inspired STEAM Playdough Challenge for Kids!
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STEAM activities engage skills from various educational disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) to invite young kids to discover new knowledge through inquiry and solution-based learning. By combining playful investigations in Early Childhood with a STEAM Education approach to learning, young kids are challenged to use cross-disciplinary and critical thinking skills to … [Read more...] about STEAM Explorations in Early Childhood: Tessellating Shapes!
All throughout the school year, we will partner with The Early Childhood Education Team to bring you valuable playful learning activities based on a weekly theme. This week, you'll find resources to help your children learn about COLORS. Whether you teach at home, in the classroom, or in a childcare setting, we know your kids will enjoy the Mouse Paint Colors Activities for Playful … [Read more...] about Mouse Paint: Learning About Colors in Preschool! #TeachECE
NIGHT SKY THEME for PRESCHOOL: Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh Children and adults of all ages are drawn to the wonder of the night sky. The moon, planets, and stars present a source of hope, inquiry, and majesty in our world. This week’s #playfulpreschool theme contains activities centered around a NIGHT SKY THEME. All throughout the school year, the Playful Preschool blogging … [Read more...] about Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh for #PlayfulPreschool!
What is a mandala? The word mandala is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning "circle." Mandalas are found in different cultures and contain special or even spiritual symbols. There are many beautiful mandalas! As an art form, it was fun to introduce the mandala craft to our children! Introduction: Explain to the children that mandalas are special circles that have unique meanings to each … [Read more...] about Thankful Mandala Craft for Kids
Great Artists and Masterpieces are fun to present to young children. The key is to help children learn about the artists and artworks in a way that isn't all "lecture and listen." Art is meant to be hands-on; for children, the presentation of artists and art should be too! Wayne Thiebaud (pronounced "Tee-bo") Wayne Thiebaud was born in Mesa, Arizona on November 23, 1920 (show the children … [Read more...] about Painting Cakes, Candies, and Pies – Wayne Thiebaud for Young Kids!