Tag Archives: invitations and provocations

Invitations to Play and Learn: Kandinsky Circles

In the annals of “sometimes homeschool moms have great ideas which they plan for and then forget about” …..   I recently found a picture which I had printed out several years ago so the children could do some art … Continue reading

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Invitations to Play and Learn: Snowflakes With Chalk

  One thing that I love about the “project table” in the corner of the living room is the ability it gives me to present art or craft projects and then see how the children interact with them! I’m trying … Continue reading

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Loose Parts and Project Space (Invitations to Play and Learn)

  With the coming of cooler weather I recently moved the children’s play table into the living room from the back porch. Our living room runs across the whole front of the house and bringing the able in gave me … Continue reading

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Invitations to Play and Learn: Letter B Fine Motor Activities

I recently added another young preschooler to our school days and have had the opportunity to become much more intentional with my work with Jack. I’ve been wanting to work more with him for a while and adding A (she’s … Continue reading

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Invitations to Play and Learn: Science Center and Collaberation

As the big children continue to mature in their learning I am trying to move them towards more independent learning and learning to work together to do a project or master a concept. As I set up the schoolroom upstairs … Continue reading

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Invitations To Play And Learn: Work Trays

One of the things that I have learned over time is that limits improve children’s interactions with the materials around them. Over the past several months I’ve been trying to include limits as natural guides in our learning spaces. One … Continue reading

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Invitations to Play and Learn: Less is More

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been working at reducing the number and variety of things available to the big children (7 and 6) in non-school hours and the little boys (4 and 2) during school hours. Part of … Continue reading

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Invitation To Sensory Play: Small World Construction With Playdough

  Playdough is big around here! I have a super easy recipe and probably make it about once a month. We’ve used it for sensory play with spices and sprinkles, for mortar for engineering projects with blocks, and for all … Continue reading

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