Zen Playdough. . .
Begin with plain playdough. No color, no scent. Just plain old simple playdough. I set out little bowls of old grains and spices. Flax seeds, chia seeds, basil leaf, a flower tea. . . . All set out with a zen like peacefulness. Sniff. Pick. Mix. I added a mortar and pestle for pressing and grinding the seeds and herbs. Grind. Press. So much fun. And just to be real - it can . . . and will. . . get very messy. And it is worth every grain of crazy. There is nothing quite like mixing up your…
The BIG Problem with DIY Light Tables and Light Boxes
My light table experience I have spent the last few years researching Reggio, Montessori, and even some Waldorf. If you have ever wondered anything about making or buying a light table or light box, this post is the one for you If you really want a good breakdown explanation of the different types of light tables and light boxes, your very best bet is to go and read THIS post. My favorite light table options are the Whitney Brothers light tables, and the ultra thin portable light panel made…
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What is a Provocation? | Reggio Inspired Learning | Racheous
When it comes to the Reggio Emilia approach, what is a provocation? Put simply, provocations provoke! They provoke thoughts, discussions, questions, interests, creativity and ideas. They can also expand on a thought, project, idea and interest. Provocations can come in many forms: An interesting photo, picture or book, Nature (e.g. specimens) Conceptual (e.g. changing seasons, […]
Be Reggio Inspired: Learning Experiences
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