It’s My Fave!

I’ve been working at The Mailbox for 14 years, and in addition to managing the preschool magazine, I’ve worked on a LOT of books. I like all of them, but of course, I have a favorite. And it’s now available in eBook format. I’m totally geeked about it! My favorite is Totally for Twos: Art….

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Positively Process Art!

Process art is the BEST! Why? Because it’s calming. It doesn’t cause frustration like many craft-related experiences. (Think: “I have to cut out all those pieces!?” and “Mine doesn’t look like it’s supposed to!” ) It allows children to explore the senses. And it lets youngsters experience success. Although some children frequently have successful experiences,…

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Move Over, Mr. Popper

Sure, Mr. Popper is an inquisitive fellow with a great passion for penguins. Sure, he’s the main character in the popular children’s book Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater. And yes, Jim Carey did play the character in the movie version of the book. However, just for today, I’m asking Mr. Popper to…

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Washable or Not?

When I taught kindergarten, I didn’t use washable paint. Yes, I was probably nuts, but hear me out. Washable tempera paint just isn’t as vivid as regular tempera paint. (And don’t even get me started on those off-brands that have ridiculously dull colors!) In my opinion, if children are having an art experience, they should…

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Not Just for Kids

It’s in my nature as a preschool editor to pay a lot of attention to process art projects I see online. There are so many cool things to use when making process art! And what’s particularly amusing is that when I’m done pondering the benefits of a project for a preschooler, I usually think about…

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