Rachel Miller, Holly Homer, and Jamie Harrington of Kids Activities Blog and Quirky Momma bring the FUN of science explorations to everyday play in their newest book, the 101 coolest simple science experiments. The book comes complete with colorful photos and simple instructions that invite kids to use critical thinking skills, explore outcomes, and have FUN doing it! If you are a parent, … [Read more...] about The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments
If you are new to the #TeachECE Wednesday series, WELCOME! Each week we partner with other Early Childhood professionals to offer you, our valued readers, activities and suggestions centered around a weekly theme. This week we'll focus on SPRING STEM ideas to encourage your own kids at home or in the classroom! STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities compel preschoolers to … [Read more...] about Spring STEM for Preschool: Flower Construction Challenge
For those of you who are new to the #TeachECE Wednesday activities, WELCOME! Each Wednesday throughout the year, we partner with the Early Childhood Educational Team to offer you, our valued readers, playful learning suggestions for use at home or in the classroom. This week's activities are centered around an ARCTIC TUNDRA theme. Come explore a simple science experiment with "blubber" and ice … [Read more...] about Arctic Animals Preschool Science: Blubber and Ice Explorations!
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities compel preschoolers to use cross-disciplinary tools and critical thinking skills to solve a basic problem. By integrating STEM activities into normal daily routines, preschoolers can gain new knowledge that they can take with them beyond the classroom or home environment and apply to problems found in their everyday world. Come explore … [Read more...] about Winter STEM Activity for Preschool: Evergreen Tree Building Challenge
Who are the people in your neighborhood? Exploring the jobs that helpers have in the community is FUN learning for curious kids! Come learn and play with the #TeachECE Early Childhood Team this week as we explore all the various helpers in our own neighborhoods with a COMMUNITY HELPERS THEME. Our own "bubbly fires" science experiment will encourage kids to use critical thinking skills while … [Read more...] about Community Helpers Theme for Preschool: Bubbly Fires Science Activity!
Pretend play has a strong link to social and emotional intelligence, language, inquiry and problem solving skills, creative expression, sequential thought processes, and general nurturing skills in preschool. Through pretend play, preschoolers will begin to move beyond their natural egocentric views and toward the understanding of various roles that others have in our world. This week the … [Read more...] about Pretend Play in Preschool: How to Be a Scientist!