Whether it’s a unit, a special holiday, someone’s birthday or just something you want to do to peak your children’s interest in a certain subject, think about creating a special place of learning in your home to create a buzz of inquisitiveness in your children. We call them learning centers, but you call them whatever you like.
In this learning center I’ve placed some bumblebee fabric (that I already had) on a little table in our hallway. I’ve included a bowl of plastic bugs, some insect books (nonfiction and fiction), a bug box with built in magnifier, sketchbooks and colored pencils, insect life cycle cards (handmade from internet photocopies), bug stickers and some fun reproducibles I found on the internet.
Since we’re not really “schooling” right now, I’m using this table as more of an exploration center for the time being. I’ll probably change a few of the current items out in a couple of days.Maybe adding the Cootie game, some play dough for bug sculpting, some insect coloring/labeling sheets and a self-explanatory experiment.
In two days’ time, my children have LOVED this display and have soaked up every book and goody I’ve put out. I’m off to plan more displays………..