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  • 12 May

    DIY Rain Bottle in 3 Easy Steps

    The weather is warming, the sun is shining, and we are spending more and more time in our outdoor classrooms! Today we’d like to share with you a DIY Rain Bottle tool that is easy to make and introduce to your outdoor water tables. Children find this Rain Bottle incredibly intriguing – when filled with water […]

  • 27 Apr

    A Priceless Introduction: Interaction vs Engagement in Play

    This blog is a reflection from Kodo Founder, Chris Hume.  I was recently reflecting on my son’s first year in Kindergarten. Back then, I’d been nervous for my 4-year-old, as he was being placed in a mixed-age class with kindergarteners through second graders all together. He really likes older children, but he was going be […]

  • 27 Apr

    Balancing Open-Ended Play with Teacher-Directed Activity

    This blog is part 3 in a series by Nancy Brown, retired early childhood educator and friend of Kodo. Read Part 1 here: Questions About the Changing Roles of Teachers   In Lively Minds, Academic vs. Intellectual Development, Lillian Katz offers, “an appropriate curriculum in the early years is one that includes the encouragement and […]

  • 29 Mar

    Deflectors and Understanding Angle of Incidence

      What is a deflector, and what does it do? Deflectors are one of our customers’ favorite ramp accessories, but once in a while a teacher comes into possession of a Deflector they didn’t originally order, and they call us to ask what is it? what does it do? why do I have this? If you’ve […]

  • 27 Mar

    SXSWedu: Fostering the Maker Movement in Early Childhood Education

    On March 8th, Kodo founder Chris Hume presented at SXSWedu alongside National Head Start Executive Director Yasmina Vinci, Divisional Director Head Start and Early Head Start Wassy Tesfa, and Lisa Brahms, the Director of Learning and Research at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. The distinguished panel addressed Fostering the Maker Movement in Early Childhood Education. Says […]

  • 27 Mar

    Flexnest, an SDSU and Kodo Collaboration Project, Receives National Award

    Flexnest Recognized as Best in Category for “Design As Idea” It is with pride and excitement that we announce that the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) National Conference recently gave national recognition to Flexnest, a project collaboration between South Dakota State University Alumni Vanny Cahyadi and Grey Waletich (now a Kodo employee!)  and Kodo Founder […]

  • 15 Mar

    Kodo’s CAEYC Pre-Sale and Booth Specials

    We hope to see you next week at the California AEYC annual conference in Ontario, CA! Be sure to stop by booth #329 so you can explore our hands-on investigative tools. Our team will be eager to explore and share our new items with you, including our Weaving Wall, Light Laboratory, and other open-ended manipulatives. We […]

  • 26 Feb

    Kodo Founder to Discuss the Maker Movement in Early Childhood Education at SXSWedu

      On March 8th, 2017, Kodo Kids Founder, Chris Hume, will be presenting on a panel at SXSWedu in Austin. We interviewed the creative mastermind behind nearly all of Kodo’s products to learn more about his participation, perspective, and what we can expect from the event. Chris – thanks for taking the time to sit […]

  • 18 Jan

    Learning Through Play: 21st Century Skills in the Preschool Classroom

    This blog is part 2 in a series by Nancy Brown, retired early childhood educator and friend of Kodo. Read Part 1 here: Questions About the Changing Roles of Teachers Learning Through Play in Preschool Preschool teachers are fortunate. We don’t have to tell children to do their work before they can play. We know that […]

  • 17 Jan

    Kodo’s TV Debut on Treehouse Masters

    Kodo’s Wind Tunnel Appears on Episode “Nature’s Super HQ” If you were watching Animal Planet last Friday night, you may have noticed an exciting surprise – Kodo’s Wind Tunnel made its TV debut on Treehouse Masters! The episode was titled “Nature’s Super HQ” and told the story of For Mar Nature Preserve in Flint, Michigan. The […]