Hello, fellow educators; today, we are listening to the children’s dialogue while they sort colors with some loose parts. The children are interested in colors and shades. To support their learning, I gathered some loose parts from our recycle boxes and placed them on a table. Here is a snippet of how they used the materials; also, see the video below.
I recommend adding the Children’s Pantone Color hardcover book to your library.
I encourage early years educators to consider adding everyday recycled materials to their childcare classrooms. If you are an early years teacher who operates a small in-home childcare like I do, you may not have space for large recycled items. However, a shoebox of these items is enough to gather materials when needed.
As you can see, we recycle jar tops, lemon mesh, paint strips, tuna cans, and the tops of food pouches, items that can make hands-on learning enjoyable.
In the video, you will hear the children debate a shade of color. Yes, this Pantone Colors children’s book can benefit their learning of shades, subtle hues, and variations. It is also great for teaching art to children.
Have a great time saving recycled materials to add to your classroom. Until next time, I am Miss Sue, your educator in the trenches with you.
xoxo Miss Sue