Sneaky Sugar

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Sugar sure is delicious, isn’t it? Who doesn’t love a tasty candy bar or can of soda on a hot summer day? Most people realize that, while these things are delicious, they aren’t exactly the most nutritious options when looking for something to snack on. Too much sugar is bad for you…we all know that. [...]

Playing Outdoors Makes Kids Smarter

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It’s a beautiful day in Kansas City, Missouri today! The birds are out singing and it’s sunny with a high of 75. It’s the perfect kind of day to spend outdoors doing just about anything. As if we needed any more reasons to spend these beautiful spring days outside, it turns out that playing outside [...]

Guest Blog: Baby Loving Mama

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Thank you so much Baby Loving Mama for this wonderful review of one of our Constructive Playthings products! I have always tried to let my children’s imaginations run wild by providing them with many craft/art supplies.  From when my oldest was about 1 1/2 yrs old she has been creating priceless works of art for [...]

Spring Bucket List

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Depending on where you live, winter can get old. My friends in San Diego probably won’t understand, so if that is you, feel free to skip on to the next paragraph. We are located in the Midwest, which means we get some weather. Our summers are hot and our winters are cold. By the time [...]

Common Core

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There has been a lot of buzz lately about Common Core and the new educational standards in the public school system. Many believe that the old methods of state-by-state standards don’t adequately prepare our children for college after graduation. It is believed that Common Core can fix this issue by providing national standards for our [...]

Going Green in the Classroom

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By Sarah Russel for The Gilfus Education Group Most of you teachers are wrapping up the school year, but we have an important homework assignment for the summer. Can you think of 50 different ways to go green in your classroom starting this fall? Don’t worry: we really want you to enjoy your time off, [...]