The Earl Center for Learning and Innovation supports the academic and professional experience of the Wheelock community and serves as a resource for current and future educators, social workers, and child life professionals within Wheelock and across Boston. Together with the Library, we provide a rich, well-rounded set of resources for both research and practice.
Did you know that the Earl Center's 3D printer can print Braille? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to get your signs printed in Braille!
Kapla blocks are identical wood planks measuring 11.7 cm x 2.34 cm x 0.78 cm or the Golden Ratio: 1x3x10 in out of sanded pine. They are used by piling and held together by gravity and balance. They can be used flat, on edge or standing vertically. Designed by Tom Van Bruggen who wanted to build a model of a castle and realized that traditional blocks wouldn't work for some of the architectural features, they are very popular with both children and adults. KAPLA is an abbreviation of "Kabouter Plankjes" which means gnome planks in Dutch.
When people normally think of camps, cabins in heavily wooded areas with children either ducking in-between the trees or roasting marshmallows often springs to mind. However, while these camps still exist, a new kind of camp is becoming prevalent. Science, Technology, Electronics and Mathematics Camps, otherwise known as (STEM) Camps, represent Continue Reading