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Shadow Play

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A screenshot from the app showing the Mouse character and a shadow puppet on a theater stage. Early Science cloud

Long or short, here or there, Mousie sees shadows everywhere in Shadow Play! Help put on a shadow theater show, and discover how shadows change location, size, and shape. Through charming simulations, Shadow Play helps children explore the science of shadows.

Two preschool boys playing the Shadow Play app by shining lights on a robot.

Shadow Play is part of a Shadows curriculum supplement from Early Science with Nico & Nor® that was rigorously researched and developed specifically for preschool classroom use. Early Science with Nico & Nor® curriculum supplements combine traditional classroom activities with digital learning to promote young children's engagement with age-appropriate science practices and concepts. Explore the Nico & Nor® Early Science Teacher’s Guide and Nico & Nor® Family Science Fun (available in both English and Spanish)!

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