Education, experential learning, exploration zone, inspiration, mothering, newmom, Parenting, reggio, sensory experience, toddler art

Creating a Child-Centered Home for Toddlers

“The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.” Loris Malaguzzi, Reggio Emilia Approach One of the most frequently asked questions I get about parenting is, "How can I create a child-centered home?" My last blog was an overview of loose parts play &… Continue reading Creating a Child-Centered Home for Toddlers

Education, experential learning, experiential, homeschooling, inspiration, mothering, Parenting, reggio, studentledinquiry, teaching

Loose Parts & Open-Ended Materials

I've always been drawn to creating. Art, in all its forms, has always been a joy for me to incorporate in my teaching. As a parent, creating with my child brings so much happiness. Acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, creating models, pretend play, and music...these ways of expressing oneself fire the neurons in my brain. I… Continue reading Loose Parts & Open-Ended Materials

art experience, collaborative art, inspiration, Parenting, reggio, sensory experience, toddler art

3 Collaborative Art Projects for Toddlers

My daughter (2.y.o) LOVES creating. I LOVE creating. I'm very much of the philosophy that children need to have access to many different types of art supplies from a young age. This includes the wonderfully messy items like glue, water color paint, tempera paint, acrylic paint, sharpies, markers, crayons, oil pastels, food coloring, and of… Continue reading 3 Collaborative Art Projects for Toddlers