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February 21, 2022
Alicia Wallace

Why Gamified Learning is Becoming Popular


Games used to be seen as purely a recreational distraction, but they are now considered so much more than that. In fact, they are being used as powerful tools for childhood education.

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December 21, 2021
Carmen Dexter

6 Ways to Improve the Learning Environment in Your Own Home


A pandemic hits hard and changes everything, especially how your kids are learning or, in many cases, not learning. Nearly all students across the country went to remote instruction at the end of the 2020 school year, and many are still in that digital world.

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October 09, 2021
Matthew Farber

Lessons from The Oregon Trail


Photo: Dana Davis

Like many this summer, we were finally able to venture out once again and travel -- at least locally. So we decided to visit some nearby national parks.

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October 02, 2021
Trevor Macduff

All I Need to Know About Life, I Learned from Games


Life gets complicated. It’s hard to find a rule book, understand teams, or acknowledge whether there’s even an objective.

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September 04, 2021
Andrea Doumar

4 Fun Outdoor Activities to Target Fine Motor Skills

Learning Through Play

Playgrounds are great for gross motor skills, but fine motor skills are just as important. Fine motor skills are important everyday tasks, such as reaching, grasping, and hand-eye coordination.

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August 15, 2021
Scott Phillips

More Important Than Beating the Clock: Creating Depth in Our Future Generations


The year is 1998 and the last place I want to be is at this school desk. Time is ticking away. My eyes dart up and then back down. Kids around me have wrapped up their test and started getting restless.

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July 19, 2021
Allison Duggan

Building STEAM Skills Through Pet Ownership


Independence Day is here and summer break is providing plenty of time for new possibilities! Independence and independent thinking are critical skills for children to master as major components of STEAM education and success. Many families are considering how to use this summer season to promote independence in their children. 

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