Building Fine Motor Skills

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Developing fine motor skills is something so integral to a young developing mind. Many activities that a child learns naturally such as crawling, walking, and jumping tend to happen naturally the longer a child is alive. These activities are referred to as gross motor skills, and children don’t need to be encouraged to do these as […]

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 […]

Promoting Healthy Eating

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In our ever-increasing fast food society, it’s more important than ever to promote healthy eating for our children. Childhood obesity is on the rise which brings such problems as cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance (an early sign of diabetes), osteoarthritis, and disability. While young obese children are at risk for all of these things, it is […]

Push For Pre-K In Public Schools

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Our absolute favorite thing is seeing how our products positively affect children in the classroom. This article from the KC Star shows just how important early childhood education can be, and we are honored to be part of this process for young children. ————————————————————- Malleki Louis, only 5, sprawled belly-down on classroom carpet, writing in […]

Classroom Magnetic Experiments

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Magnets are a spectacular way to have fun while learning about science! Kids of all ages can enjoy playing with magnets and learning all about how they work. Big thanks to Synonym and BrainPOP for the following suggestions on how to learn and have fun with magnets at home and in the classroom! Measuring Magnetic […]

Creating a Classroom Garden

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Are you and your students wanting to create a classroom garden? The wonderful people over at Growing Minds have created the following easy-to-follow process. Check it out, then give their website a visit! – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]