Grapat Lola: The Set You Need

The Grapat set Lola has been selling out extremely quick and a lot of people are wondering if it is worth the stress. We were fortunate enough to preorder Lola when it was first released and missed the restocking stress but I am here to tell you this is a set you need. We haveContinue reading “Grapat Lola: The Set You Need”

How We Utilize Grapat Mandalas

Grapat Mandalas are very popular and due to COVID and geofencing it sells out so quick. Many shops will be restocking in early September and you may find yourself questioning if they are worth searching for. My quick answer is YES. Loose part play is a great open-ended resource and visual tool for learning. WeContinue reading “How We Utilize Grapat Mandalas”

Simple Math Play

Numeracy is an important skill for everyday activities, logical thinking, and reasoning. In an attempt to form a deeper understanding of whole numbers, we have been digging into the basic concept. We have incorporated two simple math resources that are making learning both organic and fun. As we navigate through the days of a pandemicContinue reading “Simple Math Play”

Loose Parts: Seasons

In the world of open ended play, loose parts are so exciting. We love to incorporate our Grapat Mandala loose parts into so many of our activities but they have become a favorite for simple math; there are so many options for counting and creating patterns with the color variations. For those unfamiliar with theContinue reading “Loose Parts: Seasons”

Bookish Play

For the longest time while reading to Lily it was more like reading to myself out loud. Lily is full of energy and even as a toddler was so busy running that she did not want to sit through a story. However knowing the importance of reading, we continued reading even if it was likeContinue reading “Bookish Play”

What Is An Invitation To Play?

Does a child really need an invitation to play? Well, we aren’t sitting down addressing envelopes but a child is still learning how to play. Simplifying their play options can help ease them into a deeper concentration. What is an invitation to play? According to TeachPreschool, “Simply stated, an invitation to play is arranging theContinue reading “What Is An Invitation To Play?”