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When I was a preschool teacher, my class would start every day by shouting “Learning is an adventure!” Then we would talk about the adventures of learning! Learning can be fun, scary, easy, hard, silly, sad, intimidating and crazy! Learning is truly an adventure because of the feelings we have while we are on our learning journey and because we are learning our WHOLE LIFE! But, how do we get our kids to see the world through the eyes of a lifelong learner? How do we instill this attitude in our children? The following tips have helped me to guide my children (both in the classroom and at home) in learning to love learning!

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June 07, 2018
Katie Persechino

5 Ways to Incorporate Social Media in the Classroom

STEAM

I’ve been hearing a lot recently about how schools and education plans are outdated. While that’s all opinion, there are elements of education that can be updated.

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May 17, 2018
Caitlin Holley

The Benefits of a Board Game Club

STEAM, Learning Through Play

I find my job as an English teacher to be a highly rewarding experience. I enjoy the material I teach, the students and their personalities, and the atmosphere of my classroom. Outside of school, I am a major board gamer.

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April 26, 2018
Melinda Contreras

Engaging Ways to Explore Color Theory

STEAM, Learning Through Play, Learning at Home

Did you know that a healthy human eye can see as many as 10 million colors? It’s pretty amazing that this range of colors can come from the three primary colors, red, blue, and yellow. As children start to gravitate towards certain colors and claim favorites, you can start to teach them about basic color theory, how to create their favorite color, or help create new colors! From shaking books to squishing hair gel, these are some of our favorite ways to engage children in exploring color theory.

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April 19, 2018
Elizabeth Stankevicius

What Can Children with Special Needs Learn by Playing a Game?

STEAM, Learning Through Play, Learning at Home

How in the world do I teach different concepts, work on motor skills, and provide opportunities for social/emotional growth? By playing a game!

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March 29, 2018
Mark Skoskiewicz

Mental Math Games On the Go

STEAM, Learning Through Play, Learning at Home

In a recent blog article, Think Fun wrote about the benefits of teaching money management to kids at a young age.

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March 22, 2018
Kathy Beyerle

 Our 6 Favorite Word Games

STEAM, Brainteasers, Learning Through Play, Learning at Home

Word games are a great way to play and think with friends and family!

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