Thursday, July 19, 2012

Coming Soon: Tinkering Camp

Click here for Some ideas to explore. These are things that we may or may not be participating in during next weeks Tinkering camp. If you have any supplies to donate or tools for us to borrow, please send them our way!  Tinkering is starting to be popular in many progressive preschools around the world.

Some suggestions:

Rubber mallet
Boards with pre-drilled holes
Electronics for destroying
Masking Tape
Goggles (Dollar Tree is great place for these)

Here are some links:

A Video from Gever Tulley: Tinkering School

Let the Children Play

Teacher Tom: Two Year Olds with Hammers

Fairy Tale Camp

The main focus this week was to inspire both imagination and play by introducing the children to popular and modern fairy tales. Another goal was to expose them to illustrations of stories that they may already be familiar with, but from artists other than Walt Disney and Dreamworks. Other projects that you may have seen in your child's mailbox were focusing more on early literacy and writing skills.

Caught this out of the corner of my eye. She was placing her crown on for her.
Royal Garb

Superhero Princes. 
Miniature Fairy Tales.