03Apr
2017
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The Importance of Centers

On March 28th I was invited to collaborate with one of the series training on curriculum and play offered to daycare centers by CCCW. Specialist Sandra Arasim invited me to help show other providers the importance of structuring play around fun centers. The Child Care Council of Westchester gave me the freedom and trust to [...]
03Apr
2017
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Fishing for snacks, a fine motor activity

Now let’s put crafts, snacks, and fun in the same table (literally). This is one of those activities where you can transition from doing a craft into snack time. Also playing with tweezers and children chopsticks encourages the development of the hand muscles that will support handwriting and good penmanship in their near future. Materials [...]
28Dec
2016
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DIY Construction Site

Ever since I finished the "Construction Zone" in our block area I wanted to find ways for the little ones to get inspired and get building. I added trucks, blocks, color cones, highway rug, pictures, etc. I still struggle to see the children grabbing the trucks and blocks. One afternoon it occurred to me that [...]
23Dec
2016
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DIY Sensory Wall

I have been toying around with the idea of constructing a sensory area in which children are able to experience different textures, shapes, forms at the same time as they can develop some fine motor skills. At first I thought about space...to us space is crucial since everything is so small and tight at times. [...]
10Apr
2016
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100 DIY crafts and games for children

I have spent some time roaming in the internet when I delightfully stumbled upon amazing games and toys that can be easily crafted using household items. Most of these ideas are surprisingly creative and can be accomplished with the help of your children, this can turn out to be a great teaching experience that will [...]
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