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  • 10 Sep

    Learning the Concept of Balance

    “In mathematics, the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it.” – Georg Cantor When we think of math and physics we don’t usually think of preschoolers; however, the Kodo Kids Balance is a tool that supports children’s critical thinking and supports your EC mathematics curriculum. “I designed this […]

  • 03 Sep

    Pinball Deflectors and Newtons Three Laws of Motion

    This fall we have been thinking about how to provide depth within the realm of STEM, specifically within Engineering. In this second email of our fall email series, we will explore how to add another mathematical concept to ramp play with the use of deflectors. The Ball Deflector Kit is intended for use in the […]

  • 19 Aug

    The Activity Tray – Product Exploration

    With classrooms getting organized and teachers settling into the new school year, we’ve been thinking about versatility. Materials and products that serve multiple purposes are especially beneficial as children and teachers get to know one another and “move into” their space. At Kodo, developing open-ended materials is our passion. This week we’re featuring the Activity […]

  • 25 Jul

    The Beauty of Nature Activities

    Summer is in full swing and we’re all spending time outdoors. Here in the west, while enjoying hiking trails, pathways, streams and the like, children and adults often stop to leave little “gifts” for others in the form of little rock sculptures. Piles of stones and pebbles cause us to pause and play, arrange and […]