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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As our children go back to school and fill the classrooms or dive into their homeschool experiences, it’s important to remember the strong connection between social and emotional safety and academic success. Neuroscience shows that when a child is feeling stress about personal relationships, their home life, or pressures at school, they are far less likely […]

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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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