1 – 3 years. Constructed from a durable
combination of FSC-sourced materials, the Activity Island is the perfect
playful, functional and flexible storage unit for the early childhood
classroom. A large mirror across the back of this piece strengthens an infant's
development of self-awareness as they learn to sit and stand up. Sensory
seeking children will experience enhanced and enriching play while interacting
with the inset ramp, intentional holes on multiple levels and the raised top
border of this one-of-a-kind storage shelf. Clean with mild soap and water. Do not use cleansers, bleach, etc. Measures 36"L x 15"W x
Due to the nature of the wood used, variations in color and grain are to be expected. Naturally occurring variations in wood like color, grain, pinholes, and knots are not considered defects.
The Sense of Place for Wee Ones collection, created by
author, speaker, and early childhood educator Dr. Sandra Duncan is the first
modular furniture system that nurtures a child’s inherent need to move, play,
and belong. Built upon extensive research and theory, this beautiful collection
provides young children with an environment that supports their innate play
patterns and encourages physical and cognitive development. The key features of
this collection emerged from innate characteristics that toddlers exhibit.
These characteristics are intricately woven throughout the design:
With over 45 years of experience and a doctorate in education, Dr. Sandra Duncan has a wide and varied background in early care and education. She has extensive experience in working with young children and parents, teaching at the university level (doctorate students and early childhood students), designing and writing professional development programs for practitioners, and authoring several teacher resource books including her latest effort with Jody Martin and Sally Haughey, Through a Child’s Eyes.
Now, Dr. Duncan is bringing her years of theory and best practices to the early childhood classroom in the form of the Sense of Place furniture collection - an exclusive to the Kaplan portolfio of furniture offerings. With its modern aesthetics, many authentic and true-to-real-life details, and considerations for what the youngest of children need to thrive best in their first learning environments, the Sense of Place collection provides ITT and ECE educators a beautiful backdrop to creating the most meaningful and lasting of learning experiences in early education classrooms for years to come.
“The classroom is powerful. Its space has the capacity to regulate children’s behaviors either positively or negatively... The types of materials in the classroom, including the furniture, and the way they are arranged influence how children act, react, learn and grow.”
—Sandra Duncan, EdD, Jody Martin and Sally Haughey, Through a Child’s Eyes
Use mild soap and water on a damp cloth. Do not use window-cleaners or abrasive products as they may damage the finish and will invalidate your warranty. For clear and translucent panels, use a mild solution of vinegar and water.
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