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Summer is fading away, and leaves will begin to change colors as fall approaches. One of my favorite memories from childhood is crunching the acorns as they fell to the ground. The days will begin to feel crisp and cool as the blazing hot temperatures fade away. Homework is probably becoming a part of a steady routine as school resumes, whether your school is distance learning or learning on site.

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September 03, 2020
Lina Awshee

Practice Stereognosis with Mystery Boxes

Learning Through Play

Stereognosis is a term used to describe a person’s ability to identify and recognize an object just by touch/feel, in the absence of visual identification. A simple example would be sticking your hand into a purse and pulling out the car keys after feeling around for them.

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July 30, 2020
Leonarda Parente-Wallace

Family Fun: Indoor Obstacle Course Ideas

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

With technology playing such a huge role in our lives we often get sidetracked and do not engage in enough physical activity.

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July 23, 2020
Allison Duggan

Failure: Friend not Foe

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

Let’s talk about the “F” word… failure! While it’s natural as parents and educators to want to protect our children, allowing them to experience failure is an important stage in learning and cultivating a growth mindset. Unless you’re free-solo climbing El Capitan, failing is rarely life-ending. So, say goodbye to “helicopter” or “lawn mower” parenting, and hello to a golden age of growth!

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July 16, 2020
Becky Hill

Shiver Me Timbers! Ideas for Pirate Themed Play

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

When one of my sons was little, he loved toy pirate ships. He had several, and he would play for hours. He had a few pirate-themed books that he enjoyed reading. We lived in Southern California during those years, and we would often visit Disney and cruise the pirate ride.

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July 09, 2020
Lina Awshee

Outdoor Activities to Develop Handwriting Success

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

Now that summer is here, most families are spending lots of times outdoors. While working on academic skills throughout the summer is important, there are lots of ways to build them into outdoor fun time.

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May 28, 2020
Scott Kim

Changing the Game: 5 Tips for Encouraging Critical Thinking About Games

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

In this time of staying at home, parents are now called on to be teachers. But kids are easily bored. And most of us are not trained to be teachers. So how can we keep our kids fully engaged in learning in a way that works for the whole family?

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