Environmental Print

Environmental Print

The phrase Environmental Print refers to the print that children stumble upon and bump into in the course of their day. It refers to the signs, labels, logos, and other print kids interact with in their community. Things like the sign outside the pizza place the family frequents, the letters and images on their favorite brand of breakfast cereal, the colorful wrapper of their favorite candy, and tens of thousands of words and logos that reach out to them every time they enter a grocery store.

Plop

Plop refers to the practice of introducing new materials into an early learning environment by simply placing them in the space for children to discover. This practice is based on the understanding that children are natural explorers drawn to novelty in their environments. 

Craptivity

Craptivity is a descriptive term, used by some in the early learning profession, to describe activities, (often craft projects) that: Focus more on the appearance of the finished product than on the activity’s processAre more teacher-focused than child-focused,Are of questionable developmental appropriatenessFail to meet Gray's Conditions of Play Craptivities often involve a lot of teacher … Continue reading Craptivity