Current events provide great entry points for playful learning experiences. The Olympics offer many educational opportunities for young children. Some possible themes for exploration are: geography, flags, national anthems, introduction to different cultures, teamwork, and the list goes on… In preparation for the Olympic opening ceremonies, we thought it would be fun explore flags around the world! Start […]

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One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is a love of reading… Yet, as many of us know, it doesn’t necessarily come easy. Even with our best efforts and intentions, it can be hard to figure out how to spark and maintain an interest in reading with our children. When our daughters […]

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Science is so fascinating because it is literally all around us, and simple machines are the perfect examples! We use them daily, often without even realizing it. Enjoy the video below and have fun searching for simple machines in your homes and neighborhoods! Learn to see the world in a new way, identifying the simple machines […]

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1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9.  A profound insight that I’ve gained from spending time (both professionally and personally) in the company of children, is the powerful connection between diet and behavior. Over the years I have seen consistent patterns between the food children […]

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What could be better than good literature, math explorations, and a dose of poetry? Good children’s literature naturally engages students and often initiates meaningful, rich discussions. Literature draws us in and keeps us together around a central theme, but also lets us enter based on our personal experiences and interests. Often, we can touch most, if […]

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