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There’s a lot of talk about social-emotional development being important for young children, but just how important is it? Believe it or not, it’s the single most important developmental thing to predict strong school readiness!

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January 14, 2021
Andrea Doumar

Get Inspired This Season With These 7 Craft and Activity Ideas for Winter

Creativity, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

Happy New Year everyone! We have officially made it out of 2020, and into the new year. I am back to share some more crafts and ideas that are winter themed! Similar to my last blog posts, these activities involve using items you may have laying around your house. Let’s jump right into the new year with new ideas!

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January 07, 2021
Sara E. Trim

How to Harness the Magical Power of Stories in Your Home

Creativity, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

The day had been long, and I was out of patience. It was well past bedtime when my littles asked, “Mama, just one more story?” My response was kind but firm - I was done. As I stood for two last goodnight kisses, my older boys bounded into the bedroom, asking if the littles wanted gardens planted on their backs. I was struck by their question – I hadn’t planted Nighttime Gardens in years...

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December 17, 2020
Andrea Govender

Outdoor Time Means Empowered Children for this Nature-Loving Family

Learning Through Play

When I was deciding to have children, parenting them during a global pandemic never even crossed my mind.

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December 10, 2020
Allison Duggan

Ten Inexpensive STEAM Holiday Fun Ideas for Families

Kids And Creativity, Learning Through Play

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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December 03, 2020
Caley O’Connor Nunnally

3 Ways to Encourage Language Development at Home

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

As a pediatric speech-language pathologist, I have a passion for making language learning fun and FUNctional. We’ve known for decades that when it comes to learning in early childhood, children are more likely to retain information when using a hands-on approach. This isn’t just for classroom learning!

If you’re looking for different ways to encourage language development at home, read on for 3 simple tips.

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November 12, 2020
Michelle Parrinello-Cason

Escape Rooms: Their Rise in Popularity and What They Say About Us

Creativity, Learning Through Play

It’s difficult to ignore the seemingly ubiquitous presence of escape room games these days. There seems to be at least one outlet for them in just about every city, and they’re touted as the perfect solution for everything from busting tourism boredom to throwing birthday parties to creating action-packed team building exercises for corporations. More recently, escape rooms have also started popping up in educational settings with teachers using them to engage learners in content and even to replace final exams! (Check out ThinkFun's own collection of Escape the Room games here.)

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