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6 Benefits of Arts and Crafts for Kids

By Gabriella Aldeman, author of Paula’s Patches  Art is a creative endeavor, but it’s also much more than that.  When children sit down to tackle an art project, they have to:   focus  follow instructions  use their fine and gross … Continue reading

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How Intergenerational Relationships Support Children’s Social and Emotional Development

By Mélina Mangal, author of Jayden’s Impossible Garden As an educator teaching through distance learning, I’ve observed the abundance of students connecting to lessons while in the care of grandparents, other relatives, and family friends and neighbors. For some families, … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss the Moments: Slow Down and Take Time to Listen, Laugh, and Learn with Your Children

By Nefertiti B. Poyner, Ed.D. If you were to make a list of everything you wanted to complete this week, it would likely be much longer than you anticipate. The cold, hard fact is that life can be one busy … Continue reading

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: How to Renew Your Passion for Teaching

By Sandra Heidemann, M.S., Beth Menninga, M.A.Ed., and Claire Chang, M.A., coauthors of The Thinking Teacher It’s the end of another school year. For many, the year finishes in May or June. For those who work through the summer, it … Continue reading

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YouTube Awareness: What Are Your Kids Watching, Anyway?

By Eric Braun One thing most of us love about summer is the opportunity to spend a little more time with our kids. We may take vacations or day trips, or just find a little more time to hang out … Continue reading

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