Sunday, February 21, 2010

using magnifying glasses in preschool

When preschoolers play they are exploring and investigating and manipulating the world around them.

For them, life is science!

Give them a tool like a magnifying glass to help them along and just try to stop them:

Some experiences we plan, like x-rays and magnifying glasses.

And some come out of left field, like tiny writing.

What is tiny writing I hear you ask? 

Writing done under a magnifying glass of course. These little guys had a tiny write-off to see who could make the smallest letters.

I would never have come up with that one.

What about you?  How have you used magnifying glasses with young children?


  1. I love the tiny writing exploration! What an inventive group of children.

  2. yes the kids always come up with better uses for the materials I put out than I do!