Tips to Encourage Reading

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Reading is great for kids. Groundbreaking advice, right? Not exactly. We know reading is great for kids (and adults too). The question has never been, “should my kid read?” No, the question is actually, “how can I get my kid to read, and love it?” Growing a passion for reading is something that takes a [...]

Back to School Party

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What an exciting time of the year this is! Just about every school is back in session, and most of the kids are actually excited to be a year older and continue to learning journey. Since you have a brand new class with new students who most likely don’t know each other, one of the [...]

Road Trip Activities

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Road trips are just about the most bittersweet activity a family can go on. On one hand, you are getting to spend quality time with the family, and the promise of a fun destination resides at the end of your map. On the other hand…that’s a long time to spend in the car. We can’t [...]

Teacher Profile: Debra Ojeda

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Recess Blog: Tell us a little about yourself. Debra Ojeda:  My name is Debra and I teach a preschool class for 3-year-olds at Ivy League Learning Center in Overland Park, Kansas. I have been teaching for 15 years. I decided to go into teaching because I love children, and I love watching them learn new things. [...]

Teacher Profile: Jessica Mellor

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Recess Blog: Tell us a little about yourself. Jessica Mellor: My name is Jessica and I teach at Praire Star Middle School in Leawood, Kansas. I teach grades 6-8, and I have been teaching for 7 years now. RB: What was your main motivation for becoming a teacher? JM: Growing up, I just really liked [...]

New Products for Back to School

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I know that it can have a way of sneaking up on you, so let me just warn you right now: school is back in session in just a few short weeks! We hope your summer has been (and still is) full of fun trips to the pool and spending your days in the sun, [...]