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The Magical World of Reading and The Whatsit

The Magical World of Reading

Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell, was published in 1960 and has inspired many children to build a fort. Can you imagine what it must have been like to be a 12-year-old girl stranded alone on a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean? Reading books is a More…

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CF349-070 Build forts with your kids with The Whatsit

Magic, Fort Building and The Whatsit™

There is a magical world of fort building happening all over the world. Whether built indoors or out, experts say kids love constructing forts and their growth and development benefits during the process. It all starts with a little imagination and the tools needed to get started. The Whatsit™ More…

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Transform Awkward Corners into Usable Space

Converting Ugly Duckling Classroom Corners into Usable Space

Everyone has probably struggled to fill an awkward corner in their home at some point. Filling those corners in daycares and preschools can be even more challenging. Utilizing dead space in your classroom is a perfect opportunity to amp up the fun-quotient children experience throughout the day. It also More…

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Reading Resources: Developing a Love for Reading in Kids

Reading Resources: Developing a Love for Reading in Kids

Solving the mystery behind developing a love for reading in kids is something almost every person faces. The public library could be one of the most underutilized resources in America – a resource just waiting to be discovered! Some adults might be surprised to find the modern library is More…

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A Reading Nook for All Seasons

Autumn is upon us. Yet, “Christmas stuff” will likely start showing up in retail stores any day. It’s the big holiday’s way of squeezing out the smaller holidays by showing up earlier and earlier each year. With folks longing for 2020’s COVID nightmare to fade away, it’s tempting to More…

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5 Classroom Designs With Gravitational Pull

Adults and kids are similar in many ways. We naturally gravitate towards new products. If it’s novel, different, strange, or surprising in some way, then we are all in. Yet, our practical side screams, “Stay focused! You are busy. You need to save money. It’s not in the budget.” More…

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DIY Design Part 3: Shop for Accessories To Complete the Look

If you have been following the DIY Design series, in Part 1, you chose a fun carpet to set the tone and color palette for your space. In Part 2, you thoroughly investigated all the amazing options available to you. This research helped you further define your room’s theme More…

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solar system rug

DIY Design Part 1 – Start With A Carpet

Designing a classroom when you aren’t a designer might seem like a chore. Where do you begin? How do you pull it all together and finish with a cohesive look? Dozens of questions might be racing through your mind when trying to decide on which pieces to purchase. Children’s More…

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Reading nooks make summer reading fun

Reading Nooks and Summer Learning

Reading is Fun! Recently, the state of Virginia started using drones to deliver library books to ensure kids from all backgrounds would have access to reading materials this summer. It might sound like a scene straight out of a science-fiction movie, but America is stepping up to the plate More…

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COVID and classrooms

Post COVID-19 : Tips for Social Distancing in the Classroom

New guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that students be kept six feet apart when they return to school and that educators limit the sharing of materials to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. These recommendations will challenge educators to find creative ways of leading More…

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