The Playful Learning team has been busy getting ready to launch the Art of Teaching workshop, which starts on Monday. During our discussions, we kept referring back to the important role that that the environment has on learning. In fact, we came back to it so much that we had a brilliant idea… We are […]

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Our world is full of opportunities to learn and discover something new if we keep our minds open and experience new things. It is also essential to show this concept to the children in our lives. Last summer, I was able to attend an amazing concert and light show called Lumenocity (see below for a […]

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As a society, we tend to underestimate the potential of children. As educators, we are trained to adhere to developmental models, and as parents, we feel the pressure to check off a predefined list of specific milestones at each age and stage of development. Although these behaviors are natural for parents and educators who are […]

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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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