About Deborah Stewart

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

Jingle bell play!

Gather up your bells for this one! This is so simple to set up and it has been a big hit in Miss Lauren's class. She set out a tub of water, some jingle bells, and magnetic wands. That's it! Jingle bell play all the way!

By |2018-12-12T22:37:46+00:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Gallery|0 Comments

Christmas card station

The children LOVE this! Miss Lauren set up a Christmas Card writing center and the children absolutely love it. They come to this center every single day and make card after card for each other, the teachers, and to take home. Miss Lauren adds holiday stickers, cookie cutters, and red and green paper to keep the children coming back. We've seen lots of writing going on over here! [...]

By |2018-12-12T22:32:28+00:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Gallery|0 Comments

A pattern repeats itself

This is a safe place to learn new things right? So let me be sure you know what a simple pattern is and if you already know, then please consider this just a quick refresher. I have been teaching young children to make simple patterns for so long that I tend to just assume every adult knows what an AB pattern is. However, I was reminded recently that I should not be so quick [...]

By |2018-11-04T20:41:55+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Gallery|0 Comments

When you can’t find what you want, just make it yourself!

I looked everywhere for a balancing scale and couldn't find one. I know that I could have ordered one online but I didn't plan far enough ahead of time. Plus, I wanted a real balancing scale - not a toy one. So I went to four different stores around my area thinking surely one would have one and had no luck. While I was on my balance scale hunt, I came across [...]

By |2018-11-04T20:15:57+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Gallery|4 Comments