The holidays are a perfect time to add simple, imaginative supplies to enrich your child’s playful learning space. Today I’ve put together some creative ideas to inspire your writing, reading and science centers and delight your little learner. Self serve writing/art center: Material ideas: Interesting storage container (eg: partitioned box, metal buckets, wicker baskets, etc) […]

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I had read many articles and books about the decline of play in society.   I had been at faculty meetings at which we discussed the difficulty of fitting play into our students’ day.  I had even watched our then six year-old struggle somewhat with the transition from a Kindergarten class at an independent school, that […]

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One of my favorite fall activities is venturing with my daughter to the local farmer’s market to select natural autumn decorations for our porch. Each year, there is an abundance of beautiful produce perfect for our preparations. This year, I wondered if I could spin this plethora of products into a learning opportunity. The farm […]

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Having three children under the age of seven in the house amounts to a lot of picture book reading! Every now and then we come across a picture book that instantly becomes a favorite. One of our recent finds is the book “The Bear’s Song,” which is written and illustrated by Benjamin Chaud. The beautiful […]

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What’s your book about? I don’t know. Do you like it? It’s OK.   If you read Jacki’s recent post, “How to Talk to Your Children about Their Day,” you know we are all very familiar with this conversation. It’s easy to talk to younger children about the books they are reading because they usually […]

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