Saturday, March 6, 2010

literacy learning in the fairy garden

I still get excited by the way literacy explodes in a preschool.

Give the children access to the materials they need to write in all areas of the program and watch literacy learning flourish - even in the fairy garden!
Our fairy garden has become like a travelling circus.  It is constantly on the move.

Crisis moment: how will the fairies know where to look for their garden?

Solution: writing signs.

On the right is a book we made of fairy gardens , fairy houses and little worlds.  I collected images from my blog travels and the kids helped to select which ones to include in the book.

I love how the children have been using it for inspiration.

We can now rest assured that the fairies will have no trouble finding their home.


  1. What a great idea. We really need a fairy garden inspiration book.

  2. Ours has pictures of yours in it!