At Playful Learning we know all that you do for your family. We see the photos, read the emails, and hear the stories about all of the little and big things… We know that it all starts at home and you are making it happen. So, on this Friday after Thanksgiving, we would like to […]

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From the Playful Learning Family to yours… Wishing you a Thanksgiving full of appreciation, love, and laughter. Thank you for all that you do.

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As a former social studies teacher, I have learned that one of the key ways to engage children in the study of the past is to relate it to their own lives. As we come upon Thanksgiving, a great way to activate interest and learning about the pilgrims and Wampanoag, is to look at children […]

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“We are always getting ready to live but never living.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson On a cloudy afternoon recently, I had an experience that ended up having a huge impact on my attitude as I approach the upcoming holiday season.  My young daughter was playing nearby, as she often does, and for some reason, I decided […]

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Raising a compassionate child begins at home. Learning compassion is no different from learning other social skills; children learn to be compassionate through experience, guidance, and observing compassion in those around them. Many teachers like to say that they have a “culture of kindness” or a “culture of caring” in their classrooms. Likewise, cultivating a […]

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