Welcome to the weekend! Here are some things from cyberspace that caught my eye this week…
If you’re looking for some creative energy, I just love the ingenuity of this rolling pin painting activity! Talk about thinking outside of the box! And Valerie at Frugal Family Fun shared a simple, low mess color collage. (And of course it’s frugal too!)
I really believe that teaching and learning has so much to do with the interpersonal dynamic between adults and children. Read about how to build a positive dynamic with Powerful Interactions Begin with You from NAEYC.
Pre-K Pages shared a great example of teaching social skills and social problem solving with a Cure for the “He hit me!” Blues. And blogger Michelle Kemper Brownlow made some great points about behavior and redirection in Why Kids Make Messes.
Have you started thinking about Christmas yet? Kara at SimpleKids has! Via the comments on her Handmade Gifts for Kids post, I came across this DIY book with secret compartment that I think my boys would dig. And if you’re looking for simple toys for the tiny ones, it doesn’t get much simpler than clothespins and containers. And they love it! (Great motor skill development is a bonus too!)
And just a reminder that I will be sending interview questions to Dr. Marcy Guddemi, of the Gesell Institute, on Monday, so please comment on the Age Does Matter…post with any early education questions you want addressed!
Enjoy your weekend!
Top photo by Jason Nelson.