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These are scary times. The news is full of virus updates every day. The grocery stores across the nation have empty shelves. People are hoarding food. Schools have been cancelled. Many parents have children home all day. How do you keep children happy and busy during this crisis?

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September 05, 2019
Helen Spencer

5 Reasons Why Children Should Learn to Sew

Kids And Creativity, Creativity, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

If you want your child to have a hobby that will have a positive impact on their character development and mental growth, consider teaching them how to sew. Apart from allowing them to sew on a button, fix their toys or make a nice and original gift for someone, sewing can provide them with educational, physical, and mental benefits in an interesting and fun way. On top of that, it can also become a valuable skill in their lives, one which will prove itself useful over and over, all the way to their adult lives and further.

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August 29, 2019
Dimitra Neonakis

Bringing Mindfulness into the Classroom

Kids And Creativity, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

Mindfulness seems to be the new buzzword for savvy parents and teachers. Everyone is creating “zen dens” and practicing “moments of mindfulness.” But what is mindfulness and how can you bring it to your children or students?

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June 13, 2019
Chloe Bennet

Help Improve Your Child’s Writing Skills at Home

Kids And Creativity, Learning at Home

Having the ability to communicate effectively through writing is a vital skill to have and one that will stay with a person throughout their life. Learning how to effectively communicate and the importance of effectively communicating, through writing can start with being taught at a young age. Whether students are being asked to explain in writing the solution to their math problem or having to write an essay explaining scientific results, having great writing skills can help a student succeed in all aspects of their education. At home, there are some things you can do to help foster and improve your child’s writing skills.

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April 26, 2019
Dimitra Neonakis

Cool Classroom Activity: Slime

Kids And Creativity, Creativity, STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home

Calling all parents and teachers! Are you looking for a way to inspire in-depth discussions involving slime? If so, this lesson is just for you! Please enjoy these slime activities geared towards elementary school children. It is advised to wear goggles before starting this lesson and a “lab coat” or “lab apron” is also recommended. An old button-down shirt would work too. Children will love the concepts that will be introduced from this lesson. Prepare to have sticky fingers and lots of fun!

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March 21, 2019
Ray FitzGerald

Bringing History to Life Through Time Traveling Lessons

Kids And Creativity, Creativity, Learning Through Play

It's too often that students are placed at their desks and lectured for hours about topics that neither inspire or interest them. They later get tested or quizzed on these lectures and labeled with a grade to rate their engagement with the content. The only purpose this serves is to rank students and teach them that test scores are the only way to gauge learning. But what if you could connect every day lessons to the real world — or a world that existed long before any of us were around to witness it?

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February 28, 2019
Dimitra Neonakis

Creating Poetry from Science and Nonfiction Text

Kids And Creativity, Creativity, STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEAM

Ever wonder how to sneak a little creativity and literacy into your science lessons without departing too far from your curriculum? Blackout poetry is a great way to use science, creative nonfiction text, and magazines to create found poetry masterpieces with your students.

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