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Forest-y Preschool

Our co-op preschool is not a forest preschool, but it is inspired by forest preschools. Forest preschool is often called a “preschool without walls,” because, as the name suggests, it takes place in the forest. They are popular in northern Europe and slowly gaining popularity in the United States. So, whats the big deal about forest preschool? Forest preschool is about getting children outside and let them learn from the environment. Just by being outside, children are already practicing so many STEM skills, like observation, but with a little adult guidance children also get to learn about more traditional preschool skills ...
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Parenting a Child with Special Needs

The title suggests that I know about parenting a child with special needs; the story itself is complicated. My son has SPD and every day we are learning. Instead of something that is over and done, the realization of our bumpy but beautiful road ahead is a process that continues every day and every night. But […]

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STEM Activity: Easy Origami for Preschoolers

When I think of origami, preschoolers are not the first thing that come to mind. But K found this book Easy Animal Origami by Christopher Harbo at the library the other day and really, really wanted to try it. So we tried doing easy origami and, wow, he had a ton of fun! What kind […]

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STEM Activity: Building Playdough Bugs!

Building playdough bugs was a huge hit in our house. We did this STEM/Math activity as part of our “Small Things” section, which is essentially about bugs. The kids absolutely loved it – both the toddler and the preschooler were able to play and “build bugs” in their own ways. This is a sensory rich activity […]

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