should I put my 4 year old in kindergarten?

  As we start the countdown to the end of the school year, I’ve been asked by many parents of children who are currently in pre-Kindergarten or preschool, if they should enrol their four-year-old in Kindergarten for the fall. Well here’s my some food for thought on this topic… An extra year will never hurt … [Read more…]

5 great things you can do with loose parts…

  If you have been teaching with the big ideas of Reggio Emilia floating around in your planning, you probably are familiar with the concept of loose parts play. (Don’t worry if you’re not! I wasn’t until a couple of years ago.) Here’s a quick overview about loose parts and why they are such an integral … [Read more…]

books to feed the teaching soul…

I love to read, and I especially love reading about teaching! I’m always educating myself as much as I can about Reggio Emilia. I find it fascinating and totally inspiring. I have probably read more than 20 books on the topic and because I completed my Masters, focusing on Reggio, I’ve read countless other articles, … [Read more…]