June 12, 2018

“You’re not coming to my birthday party!” In the world of three year olds, this is the ultimate threat. In my time in the classroom, I heard children throw this phrase around almost daily. It was prompted by a broken bloc...

May 7, 2018

After months and months of puffy coats, clunky boots, and mitten battles, it seems as if spring is finally showing its lovely face. Take one look at any park in town on a sunny day and you’ll find blissful children sheddi...

April 18, 2018

On Easter my 15 month old daughter toddled into the kitchen to find an Easter basket waiting for her.  Nestled inside the small wicker basket were the usual suspects: a few plastic eggs filled with small toys, a board boo...

March 26, 2018

“So what do you do all day...play?” As an early childhood teacher, I’ve heard this question hundreds of times.  I smile knowingly as I respond because, to be honest, I understand. Glance over at a group of children at pla...

October 2, 2017

With the addition of a brand new set of unit blocks for each studio, I thought it was important to write a little something about play block, and why it is so important for young children.  Caroline Pratt, the inventor of...

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