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Program Feature: Eight Books Young Children Should Not Live Without

Parents often wonder if they are making the most of time spent with their children. One of the best ways a parent can spend time with their child is by reading aloud to or with them. However, with so many books on the market, … Continue reading

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Program Feature: The Critical Importance of Play

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers As we enter into an era in the world of … Continue reading

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Taking Risks at Recess

At Swanson Primary School in Auckland, New Zealand, what started as a research experiment ended in a permanent policy change. In a decision that sounds truly foreign to most American educators, the school eliminated all rules during outdoor recess. Instead, … Continue reading

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Looking for summer activities? Look no further, just let them play!

We loved this timeless article published in The Atlantic a couple summers ago: http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/06/for-better-school-results-clear-the-schedule-and-let-kids-play/373144/.  And, we agree, free play is in fact the best summer school for children.  Read the full article for a detailed description of how a child’s … Continue reading

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Baby Talk

“… Verbally engaging with babies—listening to their gurgles and coos and then responding, conversation-style—may speed up their language development more than simply talking at them or around them.” Babies sometimes have the magical ability to make adults tongue-tied. How does … Continue reading

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