When it comes to working in the kitchen, a parent’s first inclination might be to keep children out to avoid potential accidents with sharp utensils, hot appliances and other hazards. Yet, kitchens are ripe environments full of opportunities for tactile learning and sensory exploration where children can learn. So how does one create a kitchen […]
Early childhood education authors and experts share ideas, videos, tools, theories and best practices for creating successful learning environments and outcomes for young children.
Introducing the Martha Stewart Kitchen Helper – Safety and Style Combine in the Best Step Stool for Toddlers
Guidecraft, celebrating over 50 years of developing innovative educational environments in classrooms and at home, is teaming up with Martha Stewart and Marquee Brands again to launch a line of Martha Stewart Kitchen Helpers following the success of the collaborative Martha Stewart Living and Learning Kids’ Furniture Collection. The Kitchen Helper by Guidecraft is the […]
Your child’s playroom should spark creativity and wonder! In a recent article for Redfin, experts shared 22 awesome playroom ideas for kids and how to make space for creativity. Lauren Magee, architect, mom and creator of the YouTube series, Lauren’s Learning Lab, says, “Intentionally design a playroom for kids. A playroom that inspires the utmost […]
What is play exactly? Why do we play? Why do children play? Why do animals play? When you see dogs playfully roughhousing or dolphins joyously leaping out of the water, what is going on? I’d venture to say that the spirit of play flowing through us is the energetic joy of the universe manifesting through […]
So there we were last spring: in the middle of a global pandemic. School, childcare, everything, shutdown! Then all summer we wondered: Yes, school? No, school? We humans like predictability and routines we can count on, but what happens when all that’s thrown out the window? One thing that happens is we remember another human […]
“Look a worm. We should make it a home!” If you’ve spent any time with young children, you’ve likely heard a phrase similar to this one. Sure, the specifics may have been different, but generally young children love to take care of animals. In fact, caring for animals is where we often first notice young […]