The Importance of Play

Isn’t playtime the best? Your kid definitely thinks so. And according to recent research, you should definitely agree! New studies are showing more and more that play isn’t just a fun activity for kid; it’s actually a very important and necessary learning experience. So important in fact, that the United Nations High Commission for Human [...]

Crafting in the Classroom

It’s the first week of September, and classes are in full swing! Sometimes at the beginning of the year, it can be tough to get your students to engage. One thing that we’ve found that works to get their attention is fun crafts! We decided to check out one of our favorite sources for fun [...]

The Benefits of Playing with Puzzles

Puzzles have proven time and time again that they are a timeless, enjoyable activity. It’s rare to find a house in America that doesn’t have at least one jigsaw puzzle lurking somewhere in an old cupboard behind a dusty copy of Monopoly. We played with puzzles. Our parents played with puzzles. Our grandparents played with [...]

Play in the Classroom

Playing is fun. There is really no way to debate that. Kids will spend hours upon hours playing with their friends or with their toys, and there is never a dull moment. Sometimes, parents may fear that their kids are playing “too much” and should focus on more productive activities. However, as it turns out, [...]

Developing Imagination

Developing the imagination of young children is extremely important. So important, in fact, that the great Albert Einstein believed that “imagination is more important than knowledge.” That is quite a huge statement to make, especially from someone is so well known for their breadth of knowledge! While no one can argue the importance of knowledge [...]

Creative Classroom Environments

Back-to-school season means a lot of different things to a teacher. For starters, it means no more sleeping in! It also means that you are about to meet an entire new group of students that you will be working closely with for the next 9 months. With every new group of students, there come many [...]