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We love the fresh air, sunshine and other benefits of nature, but we know it is a fragile system. And a big challenge? Finding ways to pass eco-awareness on to children.  

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March 18, 2021
Allison Duggan

Screen Time vs. Green Time: How to get your kids off devices and into the outdoors

Learning Through Play

Have you ever heard of Nature Deficit Disorder? It’s a recent term that, in a nutshell, means we spend too much time indoors and too little time in, well, nature!

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March 11, 2021
Debbie Bourgois

Help your children develop creative thinking and storytelling skills with these 6 tips

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

If your child is having trouble with writing while in school, there are a number of ways to help at home through storytelling.

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February 18, 2021
Lina Awshee

Incorporating Visual Boundaries into Everyday Play for Handwriting Success

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, visualization

Handwriting success is a widely discussed topic and often on the radar for many parents/guardians. One thing I love to share with parents is the importance of visual boundaries as an underlying skill to successful handwriting, as well as how easy it is to incorporate them into daily playtime.

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February 11, 2021
Michelle Parrinello-Cason

A Pandemic Silver Lining: Finding Gameschooling

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

I’ve heard from some people the mistaken idea that homeschoolers’ lives weren’t thrown into upheaval by the pandemic shutdowns — but they absolutely were. Our co-ops, play groups, art classes, museums, and even playgrounds were taken away, leaving us with far fewer educational options than we had before.   

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February 04, 2021
Stephanie Johnson

Games To Make Mealtime FUN

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

Is mealtime a challenge in your house due to picky eaters? Does planning dinners for the week cause you stress? You aren’t alone if you answered yes! Every parent has encountered such mealtime battles at one time or another. As an occupational therapist and mom of three children ages 4, 7, and 8, I’ve had to really dig deep to bring some peace to the dinner table. 

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January 28, 2021
Jonathan Davies

The Importance of Dad in Playtime

Learning Through Play

With the COVID-19 global pandemic putting more parents in the work-at-home category – and more children in the school-at-home category – the trend of dads becoming more actively engaged with the day-to-day parenting of their children has been accelerated.

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