Kindness. It’s truly one of the simplest ways to connect with one another. It can be exchanged through a smile, a wave, a handwritten note, or a hug. Kindness doesn’t need to cost anything, and it doesn’t have to be extravagant. Growing up, my mother always told me to be kind and that it pays […]

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With blizzards, cold fronts and low temperatures blanketing much of the country, spring and its promise of warm days and flowers poking up through the ground seems far, far away. But with a simple art project, you can magically create spring inside, no matter how cold it is outside! Read on for a fun painting […]

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February is an ideal month to start a new trend in your home or classroom… Secret kindness pals create excitement and add warmth through kindness to the classroom.   Begin with Literature To begin our exploration of  kindness, I start by reading aloud. I have found that literature provides the perfect introduction and helps weave […]

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Join the Playful Learning team for some inspiring teacher talk… We are thrilled to officially announce our Art of Teaching workshop! This will be the first workshop that Playful Learning has created with the specific needs of teachers in mind. Our goal is to bring together like-minded educators from around the world to learn, explore, […]

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It’s mid-February and there is something in the air, something floating like tiny wisps through the heart shaped ether. That’s right, it’s snow. Well it is where we live anyway. Snow, snow and a bit more snow. So it’s appropriate that this month, the month in which love is celebrated in all it’s shocking pink, […]

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