Education students create engaging learning spaces

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 5 months ago on Thu, May 28, 2020 12:38 PM
Grace Huesmann explains how parents can help their children create an engaging learning space outside with materials from around the house.


By Dr. Annette Anschutz
Early Childhood Education Program Director

It’s been difficult for professors and students to be physically distant from one another as we have transitioned the remaining eight weeks of the Spring semester from face-to-face to online. One thing that has remained the same is the passion of my sophomore early childhood students to seek ways to support families who are balancing working from home with keeping young children on task with school work for a small part of the day. 

The early childhood students in EDUC 330 have taken their “Prop Box” assignment and created a video to demonstrate dramatic play spaces that can be set up at home using materials found at home. Parents can provide their child(ren) with engaging learning spaces away from computers and schoolwork that requires minimal supervision. These playful dramatic play experiences support social and emotional development, science, social studies, and math exploration and literacy development. 

I am so proud of these ladies and their achievements in their first early childhood course. 


Videos of Prop Boxes


Gardening 1

Gardening 2

Gardening 3

Sand Play

Beach 1

Beach 2

Beauty Salon


Water Play




Car Wash



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