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There is no doubt that academic learning is important, but what happens when it's paired with physical activity in the classroom? It turns out that there are many benefits linked to combining the two subjects, resulting in a more focused class of students.

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October 18, 2018
Lina Awshee

Fun Activities to Strengthen Your Child's Vision

Learning Through Play, Learning at Home

“Your child has 20/20 vision” is often a statement that many are excited to hear. Yes, that’s great news… but have you ever wondered what 20/20 is? And what exactly does “perfect vision" mean? How does that affect school performance? 

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October 04, 2018
Kristin Crouch

Using Games to Build Soft Skills

Learning Through Play, Learning at Home

I have long sung the praises of games in the classroom. As we begin our school year together, they help me get to know my students, understand their reasoning skills, and introduce healthy debate. Games provide excellent opportunities to move around the room and practice the soft skills necessary to be a productive citizen such as camaraderie, decision making, thinking on your feet, and the all-important: handling successes and failure gracefully. 

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September 27, 2018
Danielle Novascone

Building Confidence Through Play

Learning Through Play, Learning at Home

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. And, that’s it. Thanks for your time, folks. I’m kidding! Well, kind of, but I do have a few more ideas. Let’s discuss.

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September 20, 2018
Olga Popivker

3 Fun Ways to Learn the ABCs

Learning Through Play, Learning at Home

When my baby and I play, I try to make it fun and educational. I think the best way to learn is by either trial and error or doing hands-on projects. When a person does something on their own, it’s the best way to learn. What I find interesting is while playing or teaching something to my kiddo, I always find a different way or another idea while doing so.

 

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September 13, 2018
Sara Platt

Fostering Perseverance in Problem Solving

Learning Through Play, Learning at Home

An easily overlooked but essential life skill is perseverance. It is defined by the Merriam Webster dictionary as: "Continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition." While fostering this ability in a child may seem daunting, our guest blogger has provided her four favorite ways to tackle this subject.

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September 06, 2018
Cristina Lucas

10 DIY Activities in the Spirit of Maker Faire

STEAM, Learning Through Play, Learning at Home, STEM Education / Play

Have you heard of World Maker Faire, also known as “the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth” to be held on September 22 & 23 in NY? Or Maker Faires, in general? If not, here’s the scoop!

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