The Waldorf method of education is gaining in popularity, but the tuition is expensive. Learn simple, easy ways to provide the benefits of this method to your child at home.
A librarian's reviews and summaries of the best narrative nonfiction books for children, which are emphasized in the curriculum of the common core from kindergarten through 6th grade.
There are pros and cons for uniform school dress codes. Should public schools have dress codes and uniforms? Do they really make a difference?
Early learning curriculum for preschoolers and kindergarten age kids. Learn about continents, oceans and countries.
Learning to make friends is an important social skill that will become an important life long skill. Teaching young children to make friends can be fun when you add music and singing to the lesson. Here are some great songs and activities to sing with your young kids.
You can stimulate language skills, imagination, and creativity through simple activities with preschool age children. Learn more about how to do it here.
If you're wondering whether Brainetics is a good investment to help your child with math, then read this review to find out all the possible advantages and drawbacks from the product.
It is vital for parents and guardians of special needs children to understand the importance of having an individual education plan. An IEP ensures your special needs child will get an appropriate education in the public school system.
Some common misconceptions and myths about homeschooling from the socialization myth to the idea that we are all religious.
These online tools and poetry collections provide guideposts and inspire children writing and reading poems in a broad range of styles.
Discover the wonders of atmospheric pressure on an aluminum can. This article will teach you how to conduct this experiment and explain how and why it works.
Want to teach your child some basic math concepts? Read on to find out how an abacus make learning math easy and fun for your child!
Whether you are a teacher or parent who does homeschooling, there are many field trip options that are both fun and educational!
Easy 7th or 8th Grade girls flexibility Science Fair Experiment with full instructions and research links.
Fun and easy shadow experiments for kids. Learn how shadows are made, about see-through and solid objects, how to make shadow shapes, what rainbow shadows are, and more.
The following multiple-choice quiz tests your animal knowledge with ten questions. Choose the correct answer for each question and then compare it with the list of answers after the test. A brief explanation as well as a relevant link is included with each answer, making this suitable for parents and kids.
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket, as part of his Series of Unfortunate Events, is both entertaining and educational. Follow this study guide to learn about activities that can make your reading experience even better.
Step-by-step instructions and demonstration of how to make tornado experiments. Create a tornado in a bottle, a jar, do a speed test, and even do an experiment to see how they form.
There are many situations where the same proverb can be thrown in to highlight a situation, especially one that generates positivity. Proverbs are learnt on a subconscious level through exposure. Once
Junior High students can come up with some pretty funny answers to test questions. Although hilarious, teachers look for ways to help students relearn concepts missed.
Yes, you can homeschool overseas. It might seem impossible in the beginning, but honestly, with a bit of grit and determination, homeschooling overseas is an adventure worth taking on.
Recess was once an accepted part of a child's school day. With increasing pressures for academic success, many schools are cutting or eliminating play time in favor of rigorous academic pursuits. Many schools are built without playgrounds in cities like Chicago and Atlanta. Research shows recess actually boosts test scores and increases a child's attention span: some parent led initiatives are striving to bring recess back to American schools.
How to teach children/preschoolers/toddlers about zoo animals before and while attending zoos and aquariums.
Honest and candid insight from a real parent. Connections Academy is an online public school serving grades K-12. This guide will help you determine if this is the right fit for your family.
Tips to running a toddler classroom while keeping structure and order in a room full of one year olds.
Fractions are a big part of mathematical understanding. Make it easy for kids to grasp by selecting hands-on activities.
Streaming refers to the grouping of students by ability. The objective is to allow like students to move ahead at a pace which matches their abilities. I am a strong advocate for streaming.
When choosing a preschool, it's easy for parents to get enthralled by all the bells and whistles: their child learning Mandarin, doing yoga poses, and studying the violin. Yet, a former preschool teacher tells moms and dads that developmentally appropriate practices and lots of play matter most.
Parents in the United States are enthralled with academic preschools, buying into the belief that earlier is better. However, research shows that play is how kids learn best. It enhances their imaginations, promotes exploration, increases vocabulary, and builds social skills.
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert is a whimsical children's picture book containing a family of collage-art snowmen. Use the ideas in this article to augment your preschool curriculum.
Find the best books and resources for elementary school-aged kids to learn more about the human body, cells, and genetics.
Would you buy a cookbook where you couldn't eat 99% of the recipes. We did. It is a keepsake that we will pass on.
Are you wondering how many hours a day you should homeschool, how your kids can make friends, or if it will work for your family? Get answers to frequently asked questions from a former homeschooled kid and current homeschooling mom!
Choosing a preschool can be overwhelming with so many choices. As a former preschool and kindergarten teacher, I urge parents to pick a place with a strong and distinct philosophy that attracts a community of like-minded moms and dads such as Montessori, Waldorf, and play-based co-ops.
Going against decades of research in early childhood education, preschools today have become more academic than ever. Youngsters are now guinea pigs in an experiment that may prove highly detrimental to their futures and ours.
Is probability stumping your students? Literature is a great way for you to help guide your students' thinking around chance events. Here is a list of books along with some activities that are sure to help strengthen your children's understanding of probability.
Are you trying to teach geography to kids at home, or are you homeschooling and looking to incorporate geography into your lesson? These ideas can make teaching geography fun and easy.
A comprehensive guide to help you teach your child to read in 30 days, designed for parents who are homeschooling or pre-schooling their children.
Answers to questions a parent should be prepared to hear during the application process for today's competitive nursery and primary schools.
Because fully inclusive classrooms have students across the educational and developmental spectrum, it becomes a challenge for the teacher to find enough of a balance to serve all the students.
Suggestions on ways to help support children who have autism (or related conditions) with everyday life.
This article features activities in a lesson to help students with vision loss and others manage and organize money.
A fun drama workshop lesson plan for 8-10 year old pupils which will teach them how to create characters and write a creative ending for a story.
Are you a Homeschool Mom with a chronic illness? Here are some ways I have made it homeschooling my kids.
As an early childhood educator, I've seen how gender inequality at preschool hurts girls as they become observers in the classroom, not doers. When teachers allow girls to wear princess dresses to class, praise their looks, and limit dramatic play to just a kitchen area, they're disempowering them.
You may remember the perceptual-motor program at elementary school: walking on the balance beam, crawling through wooden shapes, and skipping around traffic cones. It combined physical and mental tasks designed to enhance balance, coordination, and gross motor skills. It's time to bring it back!
If we want preschoolers to express themselves through art and feel empowered while doing so, we're going about it all wrong. Open-ended art activities (painting, drawing, and sculpting) have been replaced by teacher-directed craft projects, much to the detriment of young children.
Quick and easy elementary science fair project you can complete in one day. Great for animal loving kids.
This article lists the best and worst K-12 math curricula that we used in homeschooling, including: elementary, middle school, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Consumer Math and Accounting.
How do you explain space to kids? Here are some facts about space for kids, and fun activities for the whole family!
An American high school teacher's look at what we could learn from the French when it comes to secondary education.
The Wizard of Oz is high interest reading for students in the middle grades. Explore lesson plans for the classic book as well as for the new prequel and sequel.
I'm a homeschooling mother of two children. I was nervous about homeschooling. What if I fail at this? What if my children don't learn anything? What are my in-laws find out? What am I forgetting? I recount the good, the bad, and the wonderful in my first year of being a homeschooling mom.
Are you worried that your child's preschool isn't living up to expectations? Is the owner adding more students? Is she making a lot of unfulfilled promises about accelerated learning? Do you feel like your kid's creativity is getting squelched? These are red flags that need your immediate attention!
The Magician’s Nephew is an inspiriting magic adventure about the ancient battle of good and evil, and a protest against slavery and the unkind treatment of others (and animals), especially those under our power or authority. It is also the prequel to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
Numbers, shapes, and other mathematical concepts pop up in many of our daily activities. Share these opportunities with your children as a foundation for later learning.
If you wonder how to get your kid to learn their German vocabulary and understand the grammar, look at my favourite choice of apps to learn German on the iPad, iPhone and other devices!
Erupting volcanoes and bubbling test tubes are fun to watch and more fun to make. Creating strange mad scientist concoctions is simpler than you may think using stuff already in the kitchen.
What are some of the best educational games for kids online? Provided is a list of learning websites in math, reading, science and social studies for your learner. They are not only educational but fun!
Uniforms can help prevent bullying and violence over appearance, and discourage the theft of shoes and clothing.
School is not always the educational sanctuary it is supposed to be. Here are nine reasons you should keep your child out of school.
Many parents that choose to give their children a home-school education could use extra money to help with homeschool expenses. This article provides ideas and resources for homeschooling parents.
Want a fun and easy way to teach children the scientific process? Use these mini display boards to teach children this important process early.
In this article, I discuss over a dozen different board games that are ideal for the elementary school classroom. I include variations and resources for many of these games.
Educational games can appeal to students of all ages and are a fun way to review for a test or reinforce prior knowledge. The "Who Am I?" game is great for social studies, literature, and art.
Sometimes kids can use some extra help getting started in reading. These ideas can help get your child up to speed or even ahead academically.
Gregory the Terrible Eater, by Mitchell Sharmat, teaches principles of good nutrition in a humorous way. This article contains a review of the book and related activities for kids.
For teachers, parents, and librarians, a thorough list of books for children ages 3-8 which exemplify everyday diversity. These books feature diverse characters in everyday contemporary life.
Obsession or ally? How Lego contributes to a homeschool education by developing problem-solving and fine motor skills.
One-third to one-half of preschoolers are introverts. There's little acknowledgement of that fact at preschools today, though, as kids are packed into tiny classrooms where there's a non-stop activities, songs, games, and constant social interaction.
Introverts such as myself may recall middle school as the worst time in their lives. Volunteering at my son's school, I see little has changed. If teachers and administrators, though, would consider introverts when planning lessons and extracurricular activities, they could make a huge difference.
Looking for new ways to teach about continents? Here are a number of ideas you can use "as is" or adapt to make your continents lessons more fun!
Same-sex or single-gender education has advantages and disadvantages, so why aren't more schools implementing this way of teaching? I discuss the advantages and disadvantages.
Ever wonder if the songs you're singing to your children had a double meaning? Here you'll find the theories or life events that sparked each rhyme.
Contains printable templates of roosters made from circles, hearts, and triangles for teachers who work with farm themes and young children. The templates are available in English and Spanish.
The debate continues as to whether chocolate milk and other flavored milk should be banned from schools, or allowed as a beverage option
Explore science and engineering activities geared for third-grade students using inexpensive and accessible materials. Lava lamps, helicopters, and marble mazes allow young scientists to explore!
The child has worked hard learning short vowel words. Now, we are going to change the game a bit and explain what happens when we add silent "e" to the end of the word.
As a teacher and mother of an autistic son, I'm outraged when school officials deceive parents with the inclusion lie. Students with special needs require special help and full inclusion is not enough. While it saves money in the short-term, it has a long-range negative impact for kids and society.
Bullying impedes student progress, hurts morale and can cause emotional distress. If your child has been the victim of school bullying, consider writing a complaint letter to the principal.
Simple steps for easy early elementary school Science Fair Project. Teach your child or a group of children how to do a Science Project.
Homeschooling while dealing with your own pain and suffering, whether temporary or long-term, can be a difficult thing to do. Trust me! I know. However, it is not impossible.
An update on the Colfax boys from "Homeschooling For Excellence" Fame. Their successes and what they are doing now.
The problem of bullying in schools is widespread in many countries. Students who experience bullying fear going to school. One way to help them is to build their self-esteem and assertiveness skills.
Whether you are just starting out on the homeschooling journey or are a well-seasoned homeschool parent, here's the real scoop about what matters and what you need to know.
Reading to preschoolers can enhance their imaginations and promote dramatic play. Discover 13 classic children's books that are ideal for doing just that.
Easy and fun snow and ice science experiments for kids. Includes making frost, snow, icicles, dry ice, exploding ice, and more cool experiments.
This article discusses the benefits of assessing the learning styles of students early on and using them reduce the number of special education referrals.
Christian craft projects for kids: ideas for Sunday school, vacation Bible school, CCD classes and home school.
Four simple activities for fourth-grade students to explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts.
School doesn't have to be a boring place! Learn how to enjoy school more, along with some tips of how to earn good grades, join a sport, or join a club.
The 5 E lesson plan format is described and explained in this article to help teachers support inquiry-based instruction.
Reading Fluency ~ Two words when spoken by your child's teacher can put such fear into a parent's heart. Take heart. We've faced the 'Reading Fluency' dragon and won that battle. Here is our story.
Music is a useful component when working with toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten students, with proven benefits. This article offers some tips and advice for integrating music and simple preschool-friendly musical instruments into your teaching and library story hour.
This lesson teaches about God's faithfulness and Joseph's obedience and trust in God. Students learn why Joseph's brothers sold him into slavery. A variety of free printable activities and worksheets are included for the teacher’s convenience.
You don't need to buy pre-planned lapbook kits, because planning a lapbook yourself is easy! As an added benefit, you can customize the learning to your child's interests.
A compilation of printable alphabet stencils that are free to download to your computer or print on paper.
Concepts learned at school are learned faster and retained longer when kids actively participate in an activity. Preschoolers excel when presented with an opportunity to physically engage in their learning. The lesson plan outlined below presents a fun, active method of teaching kids primary and secondary colours!
Teaching preschool at home can be a fun learning adventure for you and your child. Learn about some simple preschool activities you can do at home with your preschooler to help your child be ready for Kindergarten.
Sight words are words that are often used but that may not necessarily be easy to sound out using phonics. Learning how to read these words is crucial for a young child to read fluently.
Homeschoolers often, and I mean very often, hear the question "But what about socialization?" Here's why this question is completely cringe-worthy. Please stop asking us that!
This article has printable kindergarten worksheets that you can download and print to make learning fun.
Calendar, craft projects, teacher-directed lessons, worksheets, and "letter of the week" are part of the daily routine at preschool but are they supported by research? A former teacher explains why they're not only a waste of time but even detrimental.
Homework is counterproductive. It causes family stress and fails to help the child learn, teaching only resentment. This article explores why.
While teaching kindergarten, I had many students enter my classroom with weak hand muscles and poor fine motor skills. It was difficult for them to hold a pencil correctly, cut with scissors, and string beads. One of the easiest ways to prevent this is making play-dough with your children!
Teach the Sunday school lesson about Paul and Silas in a hands-on way that kids will remember for a long time. Use simple paper chains to make pretend handcuffs and then watch how much fun the students have breaking their "chains."
Following are some lessons/experiments my daughter and I have done recently on Heat Energy. Hopefully these will be useful to other homeschooling families. They are simple but they get the point across. We've had fun doing these. One way you can...
Through verbal praise, behavior charts, and reward systems, discover positive ways to reinforce good behavior in young children.
Homeschoolers rate better on standardized tests than public school students. Homeschool kids outperform other students in spelling bees and other academic contests.
Almost every preschool in the United States has circle time as part of its daily routine. Research, though, shows kids learn more with small group activities, kinesthetic learning, and hands-on exploration.
Tired of hearing the f-word all the time? Here is a list of family friendly f-words that should be used more often.
Public charter schools can be an excellent school choice for many, but there are pros and cons just like with any other school. Find out how charters differ from traditional public schools.
A former preschool teacher explains how hands-on learning turns children into active learners. With hands-on learning, kids are the source of knowledge and not their teachers. Sadly, it's getting threatened as government infiltrates early childhood education.
Persuasive writing is an important skill for students to learn, but you need age appropriate things for kids to write about. Here are a few prompts that are good for third graders.
If you have had a negative experience at your child's school, consider writing a complaint letter. These examples of complaint letters might help you write your own letter.
Compete instructions on how to do a science fair project and set up a board. Includes pictures, examples, resources and step-by step original projects.
Choosing a school setting for your child can be difficult. This article discusses the pros and cons of public school, private school, and homeschool, helping the reader to think through each option.
I am a teacher of dyslexic children and a mother of a dyslexic child. This is advice on how to help with school, homework, and self-esteem.
Waldorf Education has historically been reserved for the elite, but the philosophy can be easily and effectively applied in the home. Learn the Waldorf approach to mealtime, playtime, and more.
If you want to test mice through a maze, consider testing the effects of music on mice. It's actually a great experiment that has been tested over and over again in labs.
We all know that when a child or teen is bullied it can leave some long-lasting emotional (and sometimes even physical) scars. The negative effects of bullying can range from BAD to WORSE quickly.
Need to do well on that AP literature exam in the Spring to get college credit? Check out these tips, tools and products to get the grade you want.
Tips for high school students to stay organized and help get better grades. Students who get better grades in high school will qualify for better colleges and scholarship money.
These are some simple and fun ways to teach basic multiplication and division to preschoolers and kindergarten age kids.
Is your child having problems in middle school? If you feel like you are going through those awful years all over again, learn how to survive middle school from a parent's (and MSW's) perspective. You are not alone!
Teaching number sense from 1-100 to young children can be challenging, but is important for a strong foundation in math. This magnetic 100 board made a huge difference for us.
A fun science experiment. Grow your own salt crystal garden. It's easy, and uses items you have around the house.
These 10 free websites are awesome for entertaining toddlers while teaching them important school-readiness skills.
Kids have jumped rope for generations, and the songs they sing are passed on from child to child. On this journey down memory lane you'll discover old jump rope songs, Double Dutch & more fitness fun.
I’d like to help parents of children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes prepare for the first day of school.
Does your child seem to be smart at most things, yet cannot get things done on time? Does your child take forever to do easy, routine tasks? You may need to change your approach and stop getting mad.
Choosing a preschool can be an overwhelming task for parents, leaving them in need of some expert advice. A long-time early childhood educator explains what moms and dads should avoid by detailing ten warning signs of a bad preschool. They include workbooks, long circle times, and no philosophy.
In-Hand Manipulation skills—translation, shift, and rotation—are important fine motor skills for a child’s development. IHM skills have been shown to directly correlate with handwriting skills and self-help skills like dressing.
Preparing a child for kindergarten can be easy if you know what your child's school requires. Not only does your child need to be intellectually prepared, but also emotionally prepared. Starting school can be scary for a child.
You always go into a classroom thinking that you are the one giving the lessons, but sometimes your students manage teach you a little something.
Looking for ways to teach your kids about money? Find 6 fun and educational money games you can play at home to help your child identify the different coins and their values.
Teaching kids about the stock market can be enjoyable and relevant when you follow kid-friendly companies that sell well-known consumer goods and products during a stock market simulation experiment.
This four-week unit plan for Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and the American dream includes a pacing guide, daily lesson plans, pre-reading activities, in-class essays, related readings, review games, and exam topics.
Complete, detailed instructions, links, and videos for easy and practical science fair project for 5th to 8th grade students.
An educator and mom explains why Zoo-phonics is the ideal program to teach your child to read. It combines movement, music, and games that promote phonological awareness, the foundation of reading. It lets kids be kids as they act silly, wriggle, and use their imaginations.
Wildlife leave animal tracks near your home. Watch for their footprints in snow, mud or sand. Use these activities to help you remember which animals go with these prints. Come look for animal tracks!
She is a fashion designer, dancer, architect, artist, and big sister, and she's quite precocious. Olivia by Ian Falconer is a must-have for your children's book collection.
Need to make a visual aid for a research project or a speech? Learn about some different types of visual aids and what you can use to make them.
Do you feel guilty for not paying for your child's education? Don't. Paying for college is hard in this economy. Kids learn responsibility for their actions and have ownership in their education when they have to pay for their own college tuition.
Hook kids into reading with these booktalks for some of the best graphic novels for children. Reluctant readers especially like this format which is akin to a longer comic book.
Find everything you need for a pig story time theme here: book suggestions, coloring pages, craft templates, and a rhyming flannel board story.
Looking for a great science fair project? Love to chew gum? Here you'll find complete instructions for gum science fair projects, with photos and videos. Sample project too!
Helpful book recommendations can make great gifts for teenage boys. Action books and suspenseful reading keep middle school boys engaged.
Leading a prayer walk for your school? I give tips, ideas, Bible verses, and step-by-step instructions to help you.
Immersion education may have become all the rage, but what is it really like to send your child to a school where everyone speaks a foreign language? This is our family's story.
Is your child ready for kindergarten? Important things to consider before starting kindergarten, a quiz to make sure, and the argument for waiting a year.
This slime changes color with the temperature, due to heat-sensitive pigment embedded in the recipe.
"Chrysanthemum" by Kevin Henkes is a timeless children's picture book about bullying. Chrysanthemum is a cute little mouse with a very big name and an even bigger problem: relentless teasing by the other kindergarten students because she has a long name!
The Montessori method of education speaks to the curiosity within each child and allows each child to blossom. Learn simple ways of creating a Montessori home environment that will enable your child to soar to great heights.
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle first published in 1977 is a children's book classic. It's visual appeal and themes of telling time, bullying, and comparing sizes will entertain preschool and elementary age audiences. This thorough review includes a lesson plan for story time presenters and suggestions for teachers.
Research shows young children learn best through play at preschool. But, because of standardized testing and academic rigor, a "push-down" curriculum has replaced exploration, hands-on learning, playing, and pretending. Unwitting parents think this results in smarter kids, but it doesn't.
The first time this project came home with my eldest son we spent time scratching our heads and having him research the internet. From internet research and two separate school projects requiring this design, my son has made a mousetrap car that goes the distance!
Are you teaching time to your own kids or to your students? Consider using Velcro materials. This article covers time skills that students learn in kindergarten through 4th grade.
Students from around the country receive invitations to join the National Society of High School Scholars. What is this organization, and is the enrollment fee worth it?
An article on the benefits of including children with special needs in mainstream schools, and things to consider when doing so.
Ms. CeCe's preschoolers explore their five senses while developing listening, math and problem solving skills in this healthy living lesson plan.
Use the story of how Peter raised Dorcas (or Tabitha) from the dead to teach children about God's power over life and death. This lesson is for elementary level students and contains a craft and two free worksheets.
If you hear something often enough, you're bound to believe it. Busy moms and dads, juggling family and career, are highly susceptible to hearing and believing incorrect information about parenting young children. Now it's time to set the record straight on important issues affecting their kids.
Making shadow puppets with your hands has been a pastime since the earliest of times as men sat around an open fire. Here's a step-by-step guide to creating your own with your child.
History and Time Travel collide in this fantastic book by Alison Uttely. Penelope steps into the past and encounters Mary Queen of Scots and the Babington Plot! Pure magic!
As our education system grows more bureaucratic, elementary school teachers are under enormous pressure to assess students and meet Common Core standards. In the process, though, they can neglect the whole child (body, mind, and spirit) and that's when parents need to advocate for their kids.
As a long-time educator, I'm disheartened by the way we now teach reading to young children: making them memorize sight words, drilling them on digraphs and blends, and emphasizing speed over comprehension. Most tragically, parents are often left out when they're the best reading teachers of all!
This article covers five significant reasons for the importance of preschool education written by an experienced early childhood educator. The preschool aged child is eager and ready to learn.
Learning how to run a PTA meeting properly can make or break your PTA membership. Follow these steps to make sure your next PTA meeting goes well.
If you are a parent of a teen or maybe a teen yourself, you probably know at least a little bit about the stress that goes along with high school rumors. High school rumors are just another form of high school bullying and there are ways to support your teen and/or keep yourself sane during a time when your teen (or you) is getting bullied by other teens who enjoy spreading nasty high school rumors.
Questionnaire to help parents determine if home schooling is right for their children and their family.
Full inclusion gives students with minor learning disabilities a chance to receive the same education as their non-disabled peers. However, the system has its flaws despite good intentions.
Full inclusion or mainstreaming is the new trend in special education. Still, many students with disabilities need support in the classroom. Co-teaching can offer that needed help.
Are we sufficiently preparing the next generation for the future? An examination of the realities our kids face following graduation.
Where the Wild Things Are, starring Max, the most wild thing of all, won the Caldecott medal in 1964 and is one of the best-loved children's picture books of all time. My in-depth review includes a sample lesson for your preschool or library story hour, craft ideas, and links to more lesson plans.
How can a little flour, water, and paint become a fantastic hands-on geography project, full of educational benefits? With salt dough maps, that's how!
Grocery shopping is such a mundane activity that I didn't consider spending extra time there on a field trip. However, our trip to Publix proved me wrong!
No, David! is the first in a series of children's picture books starring the author's delightfully naughty alter ego. Included with the article is a sample preschool lesson for an informal preschool or library story hour.
Music education is highly important for young children, increasing math skills, fine motor coordination, and helping children learn the benefits of perseverance and delayed gratification. Think your child is ready for music lessons? Consider the age of the child, developmental readiness, and time commitment before staring formal instrument lessons!
The Chinese Tangram Game is a cool activity to do with kids that has great educational value and is loads of fun to play. Find out its history, how to make your own, and the fun you can have with it!
Let CeCe help design your fall "Getting To Know You" lesson plan. Curriculum ideas for circle time, learning centers, movement, music and dramatic play ideas are provided.
Is your child gifted or just bright for their age? Is there even a difference? This guide goes over signs of giftedness vs. signs of slightly higher intelligence in small children.
Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel is a classic children's book that lends itself to reading aloud in a storytime setting. However, this story of a boy with a very long name is the subject of some controversy. This article offers recommendations for using in your classroom.