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This year has been unlike any other. Now, maybe more than ever, we could all use some holiday spirit! Here are a few creative and low-budget ways to help your family and friends feel festive. Each idea will also engage growing minds in important developmental motor and STEAM skills, such as coordination and planning. You can also use these ideas a springboard for your child’s imagination – you may be surprised by what they can dream up once they get started!

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October 08, 2020
Andrea Doumar

Simple Craft Ideas Using Household Items (Part I)

Kids And Creativity, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

Teaching and doing therapy from my kitchen table has been a huge adjustment for both myself and the families I work with. With the lack of materials and resources, I have been finding different ways to incorporate items/materials from my house into sessions.

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August 06, 2020
Lina Awshee

Activity Ideas for Connection While Social Distancing

Kids And Creativity, Creativity

Staying home with a 3.5-year-old since March has proven to be tough especially in the area of connectivity. Tessa was halfway into her second year of preschool and just coming out of her shell in terms of developing social relationships and forming friendships. While she has had plenty of toys, activities, and small adventures around the house and neighborhood, they have all been with me (her mom) and she has been itching to connect with her peers.

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April 16, 2020
Becky Hill

Four Ways To Be Quarantined and Happy

Kids And Creativity, Learning at Home

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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