Restoring the Importance of Woodworking and Young Children

Restoring the Importance of Woodworking and Young Children

“I’m strong! I can do hammer by myself. See? This is going to be the bridge for we all build together.” -3 year old boy at Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center. I walked into this classroom after the FIRST MONTH of school to find children in engaged in every center...
5 Paint Invitations to Embrace the Explore Stage

5 Paint Invitations to Embrace the Explore Stage

The explore stage is something we need to keep talking about. In a previous post, I talked about the explore stages of clay. Today, I want to share 5 paint invitations that really helped me embrace the explore stage of paint. Conversation Tip While Painting The one...
16 Ways Loose Parts Can Ignite Curiosity

16 Ways Loose Parts Can Ignite Curiosity

Loose parts and authentic play experiences for children are two vitally important initiatives at Fairy Dust Teaching. Many administrators and supervisors question whether loose parts can meet any academic objectives.  Today I want to share some inspiring invitations...
Loose Parts: Let’s Play With Metal

Loose Parts: Let’s Play With Metal

Metal Loose Parts! Our last type of Loose Parts in this blog series. If there’s one Loose Part that really engages every child through building, creating, inventing, exploring, and more, it’s metal! From magnet exploration, to big tin cans that clink to make music, to...
Loose Parts: Let’s Play With Packaging Parts

Loose Parts: Let’s Play With Packaging Parts

Packaging Loose Parts are typically known as the recyclable parts. They tend to be FREE! Cardboard boxes, paper towel rolls, and egg cartons are just a few of these multi faceted Loose Parts. Packaging Loose Parts Bubble Wrap and Packing Peanuts reused from shipping...