Encourage your young scientists to slow down and take time to observe the world around them. Our leaf guide, lessons, and favorite materials bring botany to life. The moment children recognize the veins on a leaf it forever changes the way they look at their backyard and neighborhood trees—raising awareness of the natural word and all of […]

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Insects provide us with the opportunity to learn about a variety of living creatures in the natural world. Appreciating the benefits that insects bring to our lives teaches children respect for all living things. Our insect guide, lessons, and fun recommendations shed new light on the wonderful world of bugs! Next time you are out and about, […]

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Children of all ages love birds! Take their curiosity to the next level by equipping your budding young ornithologist with everything they need to identify backyard birds. Through our bird guide and lessons you can take their analytical skills to the next level by exploring different types of beaks and the functions they serve for a […]

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Life sure does have its share of ups and downs! Sometimes, they clearly come from outside life events. Yet, other times it’s the subtle nudges we get throughout the day, without even realizing it, that triggers our mood swings. One way to help children manage these highs and lows is to teach them how to notice the […]

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We are getting geared up for a busy fall at Playful Learning and are looking for experienced teachers to join our team as we expand our services into NYC. Teachers in NYC (freelance/consultant position): We are looking for inspiring teachers, who love the constructivist approach to education. If you are an early childhood or elementary teacher, are ready to […]

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