Preschool Pumpkins: Loose Parts

From Mary’s Teaching Toolbox It’s not even cool here yet and already pumpkins are everywhere. I love using pumpkins in early education because they can be linked to so many topics. They are colorful, durable, and come in a variety of sizes. Best of all they are cheap. Buy a bunch in the beginning of…

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

Mary’s Teaching Toolbox This is the first post of what I hope to be a weekly feature. Each week I will share different activities that can be used in early education.  One type of post will a compilation of activities to go with a book.   Some books will be new to you and others, like this one, may be familiar.  Either…

Weekly Reads – September 11

Here are four early education gems I found on the internet this week.  Topics include: information to help parents at IEP meetings, criteria for choosing books to read to children, making a pumpkin stand for dramatic play, and a thought provoking poster. Parent Education Three Steps for Navigating the IEP Process for Parents from NAEYC for Families: If you have a child…