Classroom Furniture

STEM education (STEAM) for Preschool and Kindergarten

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STEM education (STEAM) is one of the current buzzwords in all levels of education. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math are the topics included in the acronym STEAM. Lessons or activities need not encompass all five areas at once.

Classroom Garden and Science Lab is one way to include developmentally appropriate hours of learning and fun in a preschool or kindergarten classroom. This sturdy center in a cart, a six piece set, includes an Eco Lab, Garden Lab and more. The pieces can be added or subtracted depending on how you are using the center. Hands-on learning is necessary to any preschool or kindergarten curriculum. With gardening activities, students learn about plants, estimation, graphing, foods, nutrition, cooperation, ecology, and so much more.

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Equipping Culinary Arts Educational Programs for Success

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If you heard “you are what you eat,” as you were growing up, it may have seemed like just another thing parents say. But in the past decade, it has become the basis for political movements, health initiatives, and significant changes in our education system.

Consider public schools removing soda and juice drinks laden with high-fructose corn syrup from their vending machines, school lunches increasingly featuring not just more vegetables but more local foods, and the students getting involved in how that food gets to their cafeteria.

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Colleges and Universities Seeing the Benefits of Active Seating

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Higher education institutions often pave the way for the rest of educational trends, and one of the latest investments colleges and universities are making is providing active seating options for students.

Noodle Stack Chair by Smith System

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Preschool Furniture – 5 Fun Uses for Sensory Tables

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When purchasing preschool furniture a sensory table should definitely be on your list. Sensory tables provide hours of educational entertainment for little ones. Depending on what you put in them they may get messy at times, but the learning gained from the sensory play the table offers will be well worth the mess.

Everyone has played in a sand table or water table at some point. While these are both fun and worthwhile sensory table fillers, there are dozens of other fun, creative options out there that kids love. We have included a few ideas below.

  • Rice – White rice, brown rice, or colored rice all make for amazing sensory bin fillers. For Valentines Day, check out a Rose Scented Rice recipe on Pinterest.  The feeling of running your fingers through rice is one not many kids can resist, and rice is small enough to be used in funnels and water wheels.

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