August 28, 2014

Emma from 95 Acres of Sky is with us to share some valuable insights into engaging children in the real work of our daily lives.   It all started on a summer’s day. I was outside weeding my salad bed, it was hard but necessary work; the weeds were over running the bed and I really needed to get it done or we’d lose our precious crops. While I was working I could hear my…

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August 27, 2014

Danielle Hittle is with us today to share her favorite back-to-school read-alouds. Not only are they a great way to set the tone for the upcoming school year, they are also a wonderful way to introduce children to the concept of genre.   In planning for back to school with my second and third graders, I spend a significant amount of time researching which books to read aloud to them. I am often asking myself…

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August 26, 2014

Nuria from the The Adventures Archive is here today to share some fun kid-tested and mama-approved apps.   Here you have 8 Apps that are both fun and educational. All tested and approved by my girls, age 5 and 8… Monument Valley: Guide a silent princess through a fantastical breath-taking world. This is probably one of the most beautiful apps ever created. I can assure you that you will love exploring it as much as…

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August 25, 2014

Liz Carlis is with us today to share some great tips on how to get started creating inspiring spaces for children.   As the end of summer approaches in the northern hemisphere, many of us with children will begin preparing for a new school year. Whether you are a teacher awaiting the arrival of a room full of children or a parent with children at home, this time of year offers the perfect opportunity to…

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August 20, 2014

Monique of Green Acorns is with us today with to share a wonderful project for helping children connect to their community and develop a strong sense of place. Did you grow up in the place where you currently live?  I did not and it took me quite some time before I felt truly connected to my new place.  My roots were somewhere else and so much of my identity is linked to that place.  This…

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