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Using rain to manipulate art media, and modeling rain

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Using rain to manipulate art media, and modeling rain

A day where the rain had lasted so long that the playground became soupy led to an investigation of the properties of art media—tempera paint and oi...

By Peggy Ashbrook

Engineering in early childhood continues

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Engineering in early childhood continues

Engineering was celebrated last week but it continues to happen spontaneously, and with teachers’ support, in early childhood settings. Engineering ...

By Peggy Ashbrook

Supportive communities for teaching science in the early childhood years

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Supportive communities for teaching science in the early childhood years

There are times when educators miss opportunities to support young children’s interest in exploring and  learning about natural phenomena. We might...

By Peggy Ashbrook

Engineering in early childhood

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Engineering in early childhood

In early childhood settings both educators and young children solve problems using available materials and an engineering design process. The process ...

By Peggy Ashbrook

Early childhood science education at conferences 

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Early childhood science education at conferences 

  When a conference has plenty of sessions about science and engineering learning in early childhood—so many that each time slot has 2 or more ...

By Peggy Ashbrook

Myths about Science, with an early childhood focus

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Myths about Science, with an early childhood focus

The National Science Teachers Association website has a section for families titled, “Help Your Child Explore Science.” Here’s my adaptatio...

By Peggy Ashbrook

Digital Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom: When is a child ready?

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Digital Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom: When is a child ready?

Guest blogger Carrie Lynne Draper shares resources and discusses the use of digital technology in early childhood programs....

By Peggy Ashbrook

Media literacy in early childhood

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Media literacy in early childhood

Media literacy...

By Peggy Ashbrook

Tinkering: How open-ended should it be in early childhood?

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Tinkering: How open-ended should it be in early childhood?

The easy answer to this question is “it depends.” It depends on the reason for providing the experience and the particular materials for young chi...

By Peggy Ashbrook

Choosing resources for early childhood science learning

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Choosing resources for early childhood science learning

Choosing resources for early childhood science learning that are scientifically accurate, developmentally appropriate, and reference research about le...

By Peggy Ashbrook

Engineering in Early Childhood: Learning from conference sessions

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Engineering in Early Childhood: Learning from conference sessions

One of the conference sessions on engineering I attended at NAEYC quoted children in the title: “Don’t Call Us Kinders, We’re Engineers!”&nbsp...

By Peggy Ashbrook

Math is integral to early childhood STEM learning

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Math is integral to early childhood STEM learning

July has brought my happy place (where the worlds of early childhood educat...

By Peggy Ashbrook

Early Childhood and Lower Elementary Teachers Need to Attend the 6th Annual STEM Forum & Expo

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Early Childhood and Lower Elementary Teachers Need to Attend the 6th Annual STEM Forum & Expo

Come join us at the 6th Annual STEM Forum & Expo. It is the event where early childhood and lower elementary teachers need to be. It is a unique e...

By Korei Martin

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