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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Thank you, Ronald Reagan

I am neither a history buff nor a political pundit; however, I must give kudos to the United States president who designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. President Ronald Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these two events with “appropriate ceremonies and…

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A White Christmas?

This Friday, I am off to Michigan to spend Christmas with my parents. Growing up in Michigan, I feel that Christmas should look a certain way. It should involve snow—lots and lots of snow. Christmas in North Carolina, where I currently live, generally looks very brown and gray over the holidays. However, I’m clearly not…

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