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Wonder Art Workshop

In Wonder Art Workshop, educator and educational development expert Sally Haughey shares her approach to hands-on, play-based learning with parents, teachers, and other facilitators, offering 25 activities that let your child take the lead in developing their own sense of intrinsic motivation to imagine, experiment, and discover.

  • The author’s wonder-based approach reflects and synthesizes several child-centered educational movements, including Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, and Montessori.
  • Become a catalyst for cultivating your child’s curious mind through these steps and activities, which start with art and apply to other subjects, including science and literacy.
  • Take stock of your wonder journey with helpful guidance on collecting materials, preparing a space, and nurturing the process while allowing children to make independent choices.
  • Harness curiosity through a collection of sensory-based activities that use a variety of loose parts and other creative materials for open-ended play.
  • Encourage experimentation by unleashing your child’s inner alchemist with “potion trays” they can use to mix color, create fizzing concoctions, make play dough, and more.
  • Unlock literacy play with activities that inspire children to imagine and create their own characters, structures, and landscapes.
  • Give your children the precious gifts of wonder and curiosity and help them become the best they can be with Wonder Art Workshop.

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Through a Child's Eyes

When was the last time you got down on your hands and knees to see your classroom from a child’s height? Research shows that effective early childhood classroom design begins from the ground up.

Classroom design is a crucial component of an effective learning environment. Through a Child’s Eyes: How Classroom Design Inspires Learning and Wonder brings a new approach to classroom design that begins and ends with the child’s viewpoint. Each chapter details how the classroom environment influences children’s learning, and the authors provide specific examples of how educators can use the children’s perspective to make their classrooms a place of joy and possibility.

  • Identify ways to improve your classroom environment and design that will stimulate learning, reduce challenging behaviors, and inspire children’s innate sense of wonder
  • Transform everyday objects into useful classroom elements that invite curiosity, provide sensory explorations, and fuel creative learning
  • Explore quick, easy, and affordable DIY projects to develop learning areas

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The Honeycomb Hypothesis

Have you ever observed honey bees flitting around and nosing up to sweet smelling flowers? Pause to observe them and you may notice just how these little wonders of nature are busily gathering pollen to carry back to their hives.