Young Learners

  • Mud Kitchens for Early Collaboration

    by - Sep 17, 2013
    We have recently set up a Mud Kitchen. This came about after careful observations of children in the nursery outdoor garden. These observations and recordings of conversations inform our next steps...
  • Looping Classes

    by - Aug 27, 2013
    There may be other names for it, but looping, or staying with the same class for more than one year, may be one of the most rewarding experiences an educator can...
  • Kids and Audio Books

    by - Aug 9, 2013
    For me it is clear that audio books are simply part of the equation when it comes to consuming literature. We have read stories to our 4-year-old since she was a few...
  • Sand Tables and Tablets

    by - Aug 7, 2013
    My daughter has had access to touch devices since she was 2 years old. Young kids grasp how to use them very quickly with little or no instruction. It seemed sensible to me...
  • Audio Reading

    by - Jul 16, 2013
    What is reading? Are we talking traditional books, reading devices, and audio, too? What do you think when someone says listening to a book isn’t reading? Some would answer that only...
  • Touch vs. Play-Doh

    by - Jul 12, 2013
    Is more research about the benefits of young learners touching screens needed? The tactile feedback young learners get from old favorites like Play-Doh seems so obvious. And aren’t the mosaic patterns...