Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Shannon (formerly of Teaching My Little Bookworm) reincarnated her blog at Wordpress. It’s now called Growing by Leaps and Bounds. I am excited to join her weekly events of Open-Ended Art and Learning Corners. The topic of today is Teaching Supplies and Favorite Teaching Tools.

We were lucky to buy a house with Elfa closet organizers in every closet. Even after we spread out, we still have some space left. I have a set of bins in the office closet and in the closet under the stairs to keep Anna’s supplies. However, as you can see from the middle picture below, it’s time to reorganize them :)











I had to think for a while about my favorite teaching tool. And then it dawned on me – books! I myself is a book (and Internet) learner, and that’s how I teach Anna. Do you want to know what makes rain? Let’s read a book. What do lobsters eat? Let’s look it up on the net. Anna cracked me up the other day when she said seriously, I don’t know my friend’s name, but I can look it up on the net. She is a 21st century child, but I still want books to take precedence over any other ways of learning. I do realize however that we are lacking somewhat in other ways – we don’t sing enough songs or play physical games. That’s why I am pretty happy that she goes to preschool where she gets to do a lot more play-based learning in a group – something that she doesn’t get at home.


Rachel said...

Okay, I am jealous! I love your organization "system". Definitely need that in my life!

whisperingwhispers said...

I love your organization "system". I agree with books. I think too often in this day and age that children are sitting in front of the TV, computer, all the other electronic devises and don't even know how to use a dictionary if they had to.

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

Wow, I really envy you those closet organizers - how nice!! And I would have to agree that we love books the most too. I guess it's something I didn't even think of, but we read a lot and whenever we want to learn about something new, the first thing we do is head to the library! Great post!

Susana said...

I really love your closet organizers! I would love to have this sort of system in my closets!! The pull out drawers in them look wonderful!

We love books too! By the way, we got a few Elmer books this morning and Joe loves the two we've read so far:-).

Christy said...

You are very lucky to have such a nice organizational system in your home.

We are book learners too!

Teaching My Little BookWorm said...

great closet organizers