• Using Loose Parts and Tinkering to Foster Creativity

    Using Loose Parts Play and Tinkering to Foster Creativity Play is about exploring and imagining, and nothing fosters creativity like loose parts play. Although we often think about educational toys and set curriculum for homeschool, traditional school, and even home play, using loose parts and tinkering to foster creativity is not only great for play…

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  • Why big kids need play, too

    Why big kids need play, too Renowned educator Maria Montessori described 12-18 year olds as budding social justice advocates. Children in this stage are developing who they are and how they can be of service to the world. Pre-teens and teens are deep thinkers. These adolescents are very serious and dedicated to figuring out what…

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  • Social Emotional Learning In Your Home

    Easy Ways to Incorporate Social Emotional Learning Into Your Home Routine Now, perhaps more than ever, the letters S-E-L are on everyone’s lips. Parents, teachers, students, children, and families are experiencing stress and anxiety at this time. It’s often hard to know where to begin. Social emotional learning can help the whole family manage feelings,…

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  • Socratic Seminar = Critical Thinking

    Socrates was an incredible Greek philosopher and thinker and his way of thinking has been a huge part of education for a very long time. Of course, children are naturally curious. That is an incredible attribute, but as children grow older, social norms begin to deteriorate that curiosity and self doubt creeps in. No need…

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  • How to Teach Reading at Home

    Simple Ways to Teach Reading Skills at Home As a parent, you want your child to love to read! You want to make the best choices and raise them to be the best version of themselves. However, it is hard to know where to start. Reading must be learned, so let’s give our children the…

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