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Preserving Play

“There has to be an emphasis on teaching reading and math in early childhood classrooms, but we should never allow the invasion of the academic to restrict the ways that … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Learning Through Exploration

   I believe children learn best when they are given opportunities to be active participates in their learning. In 2014, let’s give children more opportunities to learn through exploration and … Continue reading

December 23, 2013

Movement is NOT a Reward

Movement is NOT a Reward. Boy was I excited when I discovered this post on twitter this morning. Educators have long understood the importance of movement as not only a … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Let’s Let Our Children Play

Originally posted on Mummy Says…:
There are many things my toddler is good at, but when it comes to playtime, the Little Mister has got it sorted. He’s 18-months-old, and…

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Summer Fun and Nature

For many families, we have officially come to the midway point in the summer. However, there is still time to have fun in late July and early August before school … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Creative Solutions to Help Avoid Summer Brain Drain

Preventing summer brain drain is the number one goal of educators and parents across the country each summer. Like many educators, my first impulse is to suggest a trip to … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Student Success & Cooperative Learning

It is becoming more and more difficult to motivate student success because so many of our students come to the classroom with varying abilities and lack of interest in learning; … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Moment of Pause

Many Lower School educators, across the country, are grappling with the question of how much is too much for young children? As a result, we also wonder if we over–program … Continue reading

June 9, 2013 · 2 Comments