Reading The Scraps Book and creating colorful art collages is the perfect way to introduce preschoolers to our process art series inspired by our favorite illustrators. Lois Ehlert describes her childhood and how she began creating art in this book. She shares beautiful images of her work space, the materials she selects, and notes from her art process. (more…)
Picture books are such a valuable learning tool. They create opportunities for kids to learn about themselves and the world around them. The illustrations allow even the youngest children to make connections to their own experiences.
In this series, we are going to explore the creative processes of some of our favorite illustrators and use their artwork as inspiration for art journaling. This is a fun way to introduce kids to unique ways of creating art and show them the value of trying out a new process.
Working with families can be one of the most challenging parts of being an early childhood educator. In order to help build confident learners, teachers and parents have to work together to create a safe and supportive learning environment. It is important for us as educators to be confident in our teaching while also doing our best to meet the needs of each family.