Level Up Your Preschool Science Center

Level Up Your Preschool Science Center


Episode Summary

Is planning and changing out your preschool science center hard for you?

Do you struggle to find activities and materials that children can use both independently and keep them engaged?

If so, then this episode is for you!

For many, many years my science center was kinda blah.  There weren't many materials to put in the center and children would hop in, touch some things and hop back out.  

Depending on the science topic, the popularity of the center varied - but more often than not, the children just weren't engaged.

After mulling this over and talking it through with my bestie teacher friend, we both came to the conclusion that the center might be just too open-ended. Find out what we did to level up out science center! 

Topics Discussed:

  •  How to change the way science centers are structured- what we were doing and what we are doing now
  • Our new color science centers

  • Our new sound science centers

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Are you a busy preschool teacher who loves gaining new ideas, perspectives and inspiration for your classroom? The Lovely Preschool Teachers Podcast is here to help you up your confidence in educating early learners in a quick, actionable way!

As an early educator who is still in the classroom, Ashley Rives will share the ins and outs of how she runs her classroom in a play-based, child-centered way. Each week, expect a new episode focused on actionable strategies to level up your abilities and confidence as a preschool teacher.

Ashley Rives is an early educator with over 17 years of experience and a strong passion to help teachers implement child-centered learning in preschool classrooms all over the world. You can follow her on Instagram @lovelycommotion or learn more at the Lovely Commotion Preschool Resources website: