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Learning with Playdoh

Playdoh is a versatile, fun, and educational tool that can be used to help little ones explore and learn! It encourages creativity, develops fine motor skills, and helps children understand concepts like shape, color, and texture. Plus, it’s a great sensory activity that can help little ones explore and express their emotions. With a little […]


When children play with blocks

One of the best toys for open-ended play and exploration, simple blocks provide many opportunities for children to learn through play.   Playing with blocks is an excellent way for children to explore early math and science concepts as well as learn the names of shapes. They naturally work through problems as they build and […]

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Play Is Learning

This month in Playscape we are sharing many of the ways that children learn through play. As caregivers, we can support their play by allowing the time and safe spaces for them to follow their curiosity.  * Images & content created by South Playscape Facilitator Couloir Jensen   DRAWING, PAINTING, & COLORING When young children […]

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Curiosity Picture Book Round Up

By Tasha Miller 📚Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite picture books to inspire inquiry and celebrate curiosity! Come by Playscape and see a specially curate selection of books all about wonder and meet other families while we play & learn!   Press Here by Herve Tullet Harness the power of imagination and interactivity: […]

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Modeling Inquiry for Children

By Tasha Miller Young children are our most naturally curious community members. They try to understand the world around them by exploring through their senses, seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling. They love to take things apart and repeat the same experiment over and over to explore how and why things work. As caregivers, we […]


Let’s Talk About Matrescence

Let’s talk about Matrescence by Tasha Miller While in our culture there is much focus and preparation dedicated to pregnancy and welcoming a new baby, there is often little support provided to women as they give birth to themselves – as a mother. Matrescense, a term coined by Dana Raphael, Ph.D. (1973), refers to the […]