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This is a blog created to help document some of the activities taking place at Child Central Station.

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Moving the Blog

Posted by childcentralstation on May 25, 2010 at 8:17 AM Comments comments (0)

After some thought and consideration, I have opted to move our blog. You can now read our blog posts at: The website here will remain as our website, but the blog will run through


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Making Music in the Yard: Part II

Posted by childcentralstation on May 20, 2010 at 12:22 PM Comments comments (5)

Today, we tested out our xylophone with our hands and a variety of different wooden sticks and spoons.


The next part of our project was to load up a 2x4 with various kitchen instruments. We are still in the process of completing this step, as the morning slipped away from us! The hot sun this afternoon will have to pass before we get started again.



We did have a ...

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Making Music in the Yard

Posted by childcentralstation on May 19, 2010 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (3)

I've wanted to make an outdoor area for music for quite some time.  We had a new fence installed around the play area, and my thought was to put a HUGE xylophone on the fence, like the one we saw mounted on the wall at the U.P. Children's Museum.  However, after being inspired with additional ideas for an outdoor area through following Teach Preschool on Facebook, we have opted to create an entire section of ou...

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Vinegar and Baking Soda - More than Just Volcanoes!!!!

Posted by childcentralstation on April 17, 2010 at 11:18 AM Comments comments (3)

Everyone talks about the volcano experiments, using vinegar and baking soda.... but have you ever tried the same experiment to teach how to make the secondary colors????


This is one of my favorites, and the children's too:


Prior to the children becoming involved fill children's test tubes with vinegar- add food coloring (I use the Wilton pastes as they are much more vibrant) to make red, yellow, and blue.   Also,  mix food coloring into th...

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Caterpillar Fun!

Posted by childcentralstation on April 16, 2010 at 6:38 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is one of our recent math projects: Caterpillar Fun! The children had an amazing time putting together these little critters and learning about patterns while working on their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Make sure to ask your child about the pattern they created. This idea was sparked from a conversation with Karen Nemeth who recommended making snakes with the plastic eggs. We opted to make caterpillars instead. We will be making foam wings to velcro on them soon so that...

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