Sorry no photo today. PapaM and I are pretty “connected”. I have a Master’s degree in Technology in Education so one can say it comes with the territory. I’ve always been interested in practical tech gadgets (maybe a couple that ended up not being very useful). We have smart phones (made by a certain fruit company), we also have a tablet (made by the same fruit company) that the children play with from time to time. For me there is absolutely nothing wrong with letting them play appropriate games in moderation. Let me assure you that they get plenty of play time where they are using their imagination and creativity (there that’s my reasoning). Who knows perhaps they’ll be designing apps some day. Read the rest of this entry »
Looking online for some ideas for A & J to try out. I kept coming across something called “cloud dough”. My most recent excursions got me to TinkerLab where Rachelle wrote about trying “cloud dough”. It’s a simple mixture of 8 cups of flour and 1 cup of baby oil. The cloud dough sounded like a lot of fun so I thought we should give it a try. Well it definitely did not disappoint and I know they will be asking to play with it again. In using the cloud dough I was able to incorporate a lesson on animal tracks. Here is what we did.
We made some nature shadow boxes. Thank you once again (I’m sure you’ll read this often) to Teach Preschool for sharing their nature shadow boxes with the blogosphere. We used a slightly different process but they turned out great and the children loved them.