Holiday Gifts That Inspire Innovation & Creativity – Part 4: Little Explorers & Scientists

As you begin your holiday shopping for your Little Explorers & Scientists this year, consider these gift suggestions that make learning fun while inspiring innovation and creativity! Exploring World Geography: An inviting and accessible atlas is a must-have reference book in every little … Continue reading

Holiday Gifts That Inspire Innovation & Creativity – Part 3: Exploring Art & Design

As you begin your holiday shopping for your Little Artists this year, consider these gift suggestions that make learning fun while inspiring innovation and creativity! Exploring Art & Design: A fun way for little ones to begin to art exploration is with Ed Emberley’s Complete Funprint … Continue reading

Holiday Gifts That Inspire Innovation & Creativity – Part 2: Fun with Mathematics

As you begin your holiday shopping for your Little Mathematicians this year, consider these gift suggestions that make learning fun while inspiring innovation and creativity! Fun with Mathematics: Pattern Play provides an engaging (and beautiful!) way to introduce young children to patterns and geometric concepts … Continue reading

Holiday Gifts That Inspire Innovation & Creativity – Part 1: Build & Tinker

As you begin your holiday shopping for your Little Builders and Tinkerers this year, consider these gift suggestions that make learning fun while inspiring innovation and creativity! For toddler through preschool age, a basic Wood Block Set is a must-have for any play space.  This is an … Continue reading

Introduction to Architectural Model Making: Plans + Elevations = 3D Model

Welcome to Design in Play! This “architecture” project seems like a great first post for using “design in play.”  This was a favorite activity in my architecture lesson series for young students ranging from 6-8 years old.  With a bit of … Continue reading