Out here in New York, we’ve had a long winter… In fact, on the first day of spring we welcomed the new season with another four inches of snow! While we love our cozy snow days, we are SO ready to get outside and take in all that the spring season has to offer… The […]

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Despite the deep snow all around us, there is a stirring of spring under our feet. The temperatures are not bitter cold as they were, we can stay outside for longer and linger in the sunshine more and more. As the days begin their slow warming cycle, our thoughts turn here on our homestead to […]

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Springtime sun and rain puddles naturally raise our children’s desire to explore outdoors. Often, we do not need anything but the time and desire to be outdoors to initiate springtime investigations. As soon as we walk outside, observations begin. However, there are a few other tools we can provide children to further their natural curiosities. […]

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While we all get swept up in the happily ever after notions of today’s fairytale characters, it’s important to break open the concept of being a “princess” and widen the definition of what that might look and feel like for girls, both young and old. For deep within these tales are valuable lessons to be […]

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The Playful Learning team has been busy getting ready to launch the Art of Teaching workshop, which starts on Monday. During our discussions, we kept referring back to the important role that that the environment has on learning. In fact, we came back to it so much that we had a brilliant idea… We are […]

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