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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

Pin It As we enter the end of winter and the beginning of spring, it is a great time to talk with young children about the weather. Last year, we used a calendar “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” project to explore the concept of the changing weather. March Lion and Lamb Calendar Directions Print a blank March calendar. Print/photocopy Lion and Lamb clip art and cut so each animal is on its own … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), Mathematics, Science, Spring, Weather, Winter

National Bird Feeding Month

National Bird Feeding Month

Pin It As we reduce birds’ natural sources of food, they come to rely on our bird feeders, especially during the winter months. Like many children, my daughter is fascinated by birds–their spectrum of colors, array of tuneful songs, and familiar yet wild presence in our yard. We’ve read her books on birds, taken her to the bird rescue at the nature center, and fed our local feathered friends. In honor of National Bird Feeding Month, we went to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergartners), 6-8 (Early Elementary), All Ages, Ecology, Science, Sight, Sound, Winter

Science for Toddlers

Science for Toddlers

Pin It Although I focused on the humanities as a young adult and later as a teacher, some of my fondest learning memories involve science. Hands-on experiments are particularly well suited to grabby (in a good way) little toddlers and preschoolers who are very open to experiencing the world through their five senses.  Just remember to keep things baby-safe–one of a toddler’s favorite ways to learn is through his sense of taste. Inspired by a recent visit to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), Science