Hidden Pictures in Google Sheets

Hidden pictures in number charts isn’t anything new, but taking the idea to Google Sheets and looking at it from another angle is worth playing with! Traditionally, a chart with Continue Reading →

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Supporting Rituals and Routines through the Songs of Fred Rogers

The mindset of Innovating Play was born from the idea that it is possible to protect and nurture best practices in early childhood education, while expanding opportunities for appropriate connection Continue Reading →

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Embracing a New School Year

As educators prepare to head back into the classroom, many of us are finding that we are faced with a mix of the familiar excitement and anticipation that we have Continue Reading →

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A Call for Moderators!

The #InnovatingPlay Twitter Chat has been on pause for the summer season to give us all a chance to recharge after an intense school year. We are looking forward to Continue Reading →

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Blended Learning and Balanced Literacy

In last week’s post we talked about Supporting Authentic Partnerships Between Caregivers and Educators. This week we are thinking more about the role of hands-on and balanced literacy experiences in Continue Reading →

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Supporting Authentic Partnerships Between Caregivers and Educators

In last week’s post we talked about Embracing Natural Connections to Extend Literacy. This week we are reflecting on partnerships between caregivers, children, and teachers. We are taking time to Continue Reading →

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Embracing Natural Connections to Extend Literacy

In last week’s post we talked about Literacy Engagement, Technology, & Developmentally Appropriate Practices. This week we are reflecting on strategies for developing meaningful connections between student interest and experiences, Continue Reading →

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Literacy Engagement, Technology, & Developmentally Appropriate Practices

In last week’s post we talked about Empowering Caregivers in the Learning Process. This week we are reflecting on making thoughtful decisions as we broaden our perspective of literacy to Continue Reading →

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Empowering Caregivers in the Learning Process

In last week’s post we talked about Social Emotional Learning and Development. This week we are reflecting on meaningful ways to include caregivers and families as part of the educational Continue Reading →

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Social Emotional Learning and Development

In last week’s post we talked about Establishing a Space for Student-Initiated Creation. This week we are reflecting on intentional approaches to support social-emotional processes for young learners. Whether working Continue Reading →

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