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How to Use Puppet Show Theatre to Teach Empathy

If you are committed to inspiring empathy in your kids, the Angeles® Puppet Show Theatre is an effective tool you can use to illustrate empathy during pretend play. Give your kids some guidelines for their next show, then see what they create. You might direct your kids to craft More…

5 Benefits to Drawing, Art and Painting

5 Benefits of Coloring – Get Creative with our Free Coloring Pages

Download our FREE coloring pages! Share your children’s masterpiece with us! #ChildrensFactoryColoringPages  We all love the cute pictures and scribbles that our kids make for us, right? Did you know that those scribbles are actually a very important building block in their development? Coloring is so important in early More…

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Bringing the outside indoors

Bringing the Outside In – Montessori Inspired Classroom

We’ve noticed more often than not, classrooms are thinking outside of their walls and bringing the outside in. Whether through natural wood tables and chairs, learning tools or the décor of the room. Nature’s beauty should be a priority when designing your classroom or even when planning your study More…

3 Ways Kids Learn

3 Ways Kids Learn with the Fuzzy Loop Story Tree

It turns out you may not be behind the times if you are using what a small percentage may refer to as “old school teaching aids and techniques”. Some old school teaching aids are still effective. The enduring popularity of Legos, for example, is a testimony to the effectiveness More…

3 Easy Steps to Setting Up a Homeschool During COVID-19

3 Easy Steps to Setting Up a Homeschool During COVID-19

If you find yourself working from home and doing double duty as a homeschooler, you are not alone. Like most parents, you might wonder if homeschooling is beyond your capabilities. Your job is to unzip the calm in every storm. Here are three easy steps to achieve it. 1. More…

Preschool Math Activities

Why should we start teaching math in preschool? Good question! Starting math early is just as important as teaching your child their alphabet.  And it’s not just simply teaching them to count to 10 but teaching them math. I was amazed when my daughter was able to count to More…

Standing in Two Time Zones - A Daylight Savings Dilemma

Standing in Two Time Zones – A Daylight Savings Dilemma

Standing in Two Time Zones – A Daylight Savings Dilemma… The Hoover Dam is located on the border of Nevada and Arizona. If a visitor enters the Hoover Dam from the Nevada side, he/she is in a Pacific Standard Time (PST) zone. By crossing the Nevada-Arizona state line in More…

Solar System Rug Can Help Kids Learn

How the Solar System Rug Helps Kids Understand STEM Subjects

Using the Solar System Rug to Help Kids Understand STEM Subjects 2020 might be remembered as the first year of a new decade. Sports fans might remember it as the year the Chiefs won the Superbowl. (After waiting 50 years, it was about time!) Others might look back and More…

Groundhog Day STEM activities

Punxsutawney Phil is a legendary groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. On February 2nd of each year, the borough of Punxsutawney celebrates Groundhog Day with an all-day festival. On this day, Phil pays the town a visit by popping out of his burrow. The legend says if Phil sees his shadow, More…

Children having fun with puzzles

Children having fun with puzzles Did you know that the first jigsaw puzzle was created as a geography tool for children around 1760? When puzzles were first created, they were made of wood. Later, they were manufactured using cardboard.  Some companies have even introduced them into the classrooms in More…