Building Math Skills (and Interest) at Bedtime

I am always looking for books and projects that combine art, reading and math skills, so I was thrilled to discover this book series a few years ago that effortlessly combines bedtime stories with fun math challenges. You probably read … Continue reading

Storybooks to Introduce Architecture and Construction to Young Children

Books are a fantastic way to expose young children to new ideas and topics, and architecture certainly is no exception.  The books shown below are a few of the favorites that I’ve used in the classroom and with my own children. … 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