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Can Classroom Design Affect Learning - Quiet Dividers with Sound Sponge Helps

Can Classroom Design Affect Learning?

Classrooms designed with stimulation, individuality and naturalness in mind often have a positive impact on learning. According to research conducted by Peter Barrett, PhD, DSc, Faye Davies, PhD, Yufan Zhang, PhD, and Lucinda Barrett, PhD, naturalness accounts for about 50% of the impact whereas individuality and stimulation account for More…

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Higher EQ and help from an MKO helps learning

Higher EQ: The Formula for Better Learning

Do littles have stress in their lives? It probably comes as no surprise the answer is yes. Children experience stress over small things like whether their jeans look cool, but they also worry about more important issues. Children who have anxiety over their ability to learn, whether their parents More…

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Every Piece of Furniture can be an Opportunity for Arts and Crafts

Why Arts and Crafts Are Important for Kids

Fine Motor & Bilateral Coordination Skills Arts and crafts projects build fine motor and bilateral coordination skills as children are asked to use the small muscles in their hands and fingers during projects. Activities such as grasping paintbrushes, using scissors, and manipulating arts and crafts materials improve hand dexterity. More…

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Social Emotional Learning Opportunities with Puppets

Social Emotional Learning Opportunities in Challenging Times

Have you ever been asked if you see the glass as half-full or half-empty? Regardless of our perception, the glass is actually 100% full. Whether it has air or water in it, there is always something filling the glass. Imagine what we could accomplish if every person on Earth 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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Back-to-School: Guide to Taking Classrooms from Good to Great

Back-to-School: Guide to Taking Classrooms from Good to Great

With back-to-school just around the corner, kids are not the only ones who commonly experience the feeling, “Summer is almost over, and it seems like it just started!” Parents, teachers, and caregivers often feel it too. If your goal is to take your classroom from good to great this More…

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Pretend Play Helps Raise Compassionate Children

How to Use Pretend Play to Raise Compassionate Children?

Raising kids to be compassionate doesn’t usually happen by accident. Our Sweat Suit Dolls and Special Needs Accessories were designed to nurture these emotions and thought processes during pretend play so they become baked into a child’s DNA. Pretend Play with a Purpose Often, we think of pretend play More…

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FUNtastic Pretend Play Carpets Take Imaginary Play to the Next Level

Pastel Pretend Play Carpets Create FUNtastic Play Experiences

If you have experienced or are currently dealing with a toddler who is going through a “pink phase”, these pastel play carpets will make you smile. Here are 5 pastel carpets designed to add some FUNtastic pink to pretend play activities: Our Dream House (LC191) Playing house is an More…

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Classroom Placemaking with Flexible Seating

Wikipedia: “Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design, and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well-being.” When city planners started using placemaking to create social and fun communities, it wasn’t surprising More…

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