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16 Amazing Ideas for Creating Magical Moments This Summer

The days have dragged on and on and on…There are still 24 hours in a day. Still approximately 365 days in a year. Yet, 2020 will likely be remembered as the longest year ever by adults and children alike. Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? We could More…

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homeschool activities

Ideas For Homeschool Activities

Sensory Thrillers & Spillers Who else is having trouble coming up with ideas for homeschool activities designed to engage all the senses and keep your little ones busy? You are not alone! Most parents have found themselves homeschooling their children during this unprecedented time of home isolation. And most 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…

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…

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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 the middle of the Hoover Dam, the visitor enters a More…

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the solar system, stem subjects, and how children learn

How The Solar System Rug Helps 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 recall events yet to come, such as NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, More…

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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…

Waiting Is Hard for Toddlers

We all agree that most children do not like to wait in long lines at the amusement park or wait their turn to go down the slide at the park. And as parents, it can be a difficult concept to teach patience to our kids when we tend to More…

Science Table is a STEM Alternative with no Technology Needed

Time-Out for Technology? STEM

Time-Out for Technology?  It’s 2019, and while most preschoolers don’t even know how to tie their shoes, we can almost guarantee that they know how to use the latest and greatest electronic devices. And, we don’t need statistics to tell us we are over-attached to our technology. It’s everywhere! More…

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