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  • 11 Dec

    From The Kodo Design Studio – Kodo Playscape Platforms

    When it comes to product design, Kodo is recognized worldwide as a leader in innovative thinking. Earlier this month we premiered our new Playscape Platforms to an international audience at NAEYC. The response was overwhelmingly positive and many, many educators stopped to ask us how we design and create such wonderful products. We thought everyone would like […]

  • 29 Nov

    Winter Memories From The Early Childhood Classroom

    Funny the moments you recall from days gone by in the classroom. Each winter, with the onset of piped-in holiday music in shops, stores, and local businesses, I am reminded of Mindy, a spritely four-year-old, who loved to sing her way through the day. From arrival to pick-up she filled our class with song, rhythm, […]

  • 01 Nov

    NAEYC 2018 Booth Presale

      We are gearing up for the annual NAEYC conference in Washington, D.C. November 14-16. Be sure to stop by booth #841 so you can explore our hands-on investigative tools and be the first to see our brand new product lines!  We are pre-selling our show floor models at a 20% discount! Buyers must pick up their […]

  • 07 Sep

    Systems Thinking in an Early Childhood Classroom

    We are all a part of many systems, large and small. Larger systems can be neighborhoods, schools, or our  own bodies. Small systems can be found right in your own classroom, such as the block area. Systems help us organize and connect information and experiences. They are integral to our daily lives and recognizing how systems […]

  • 27 Jul

    Ramps: Unconventional Measurement

    Unconventional Measurement Before using conventional units of measure such as inches or feet, children use unconventional units of measure to organize the world around them. There are many ways to support this in the classroom and experimenting with various unconventional units of measurement can be so fun! There’s lots of measurement and observation when using […]

  • 13 Jul

    Supporting Our Local Community: The Growhaus Project

    The Growhaus, in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood is changing Denver’s food system. Their mission, as stated on their website: “The GrowHaus is a nonprofit indoor farm, marketplace and educational center in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood.  Our vision is a world where all communities have the means to nourish themselves, and our mission is to create a community-driven, […]

  • 20 Jun

    Public Elementary School Takes on Constructivist Approach

    P.H. Miller Elementary School, a diverse Pre-K through 1st grade school in Plano, IL, is making big changes. The school’s principal, Laurel Mateyka, has engaged the teachers in reflective practice. They are looking at how their philosophy shapes the school environment and how those spaces impact children’s learning. To kick off this journey, they decided […]

  • 15 Jun

    Maker Week: Bring the Maker Mindset into Your Classroom

      mak·er·space a place in which people with shared interests can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge.   Spaces for making, tinkering, and exploring passions and interests are nothing new to an early childhood classroom. Makerspaces have been a hot topic in education and a large part of bringing this […]

  • 11 Jun

    Maker Week: A Maker Story

    A Maker Story: The Giant Squid To kick off National Maker Week, we wanted to share a story about a maker moment that happened right here at Kodo headquarters. Often young children jump right into making. They don’t stop to make a plan or a drawing but rather they let the materials inspire them. This […]

  • 01 Jun

    June Bugs: Cultivating Caring, Compassion, and Empathy

    Caring for June Bugs As the weather warms up, you may notice some old friends reappear- June Bugs! June Bugs are small beetles that emerge from the ground in spring and summer. They can be fascinating to observe and learn more about. This interest can be a wonderful opportunity to explore empathy, compassion, and caring. […]