March, 2018

Book Making

Handmade books can be used for many purposes. Small blank books can be used to take notes and make observations. Larger books can be used to tell personal and cultural stories.     Objectives for Children; To practice creating written products. To create more “reading materials” for the class. Process:FOR ANY AGE: Give each child a small blank book or other form. Suggest a prompt related to an element of the Sensory Alphabet, an important Read More →

Represent!

Different media represent different aspects of a concept. David Olson demonstrated this many years ago in his book on how children develop the concept of what a diagonal is. He showed that after a child can recognize a diagonal, they next learn to draw it. Drawing a diagonal is easier than making one on a chessboard, which in turn is easier than creating a diagonal on a grid of lights, when the lights only stay Read More →