Calling all aspiring top chefs!  Come explore food and culture with us this summer! Cooking is an incredible activity to explore in early childhood.  There are numerous benefits to teaching children to cook. Kids develop fine motor skills through cutting, mixing, using kitchen gadgets and kneading dough. When the kids cook from Italy, they love […]

“Stories are the creative conversion of life itself into a more powerful, clearer, more meaningful experience. They are the currency of human contact.” -Robert McKee Why are stories important in childhood? I bet everyone of us can think of a handful of powerful stories that were read to us, or that we read by ourselves, […]

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In the last post, Kindergarten Social Aptitude Indicates Future Success in College, Jobs, we took a look at the different social skills in Kindergartners that were indicators of success later in life.  The post spurred some thoughts on a some past conferences and a movement that is looking to change how the world views children and […] recently published this article on Kindergarten social skills as indicators of later success in college and jobs: A 19-Year Study Reveals Kindergarten Students With These 2 Skills Are Twice as Likely to Obtain a College Degree (And They Have Nothing to Do With Reading) Every year in class, we make a solid effort to […]

“Good teachers teach us how to do something, but great teachers teach us why. Good teachers share the facts while great teachers weave facts into real-world applications. Good teachers may do “activities”, but great teachers create unforgettable learning experiences.” When thinking about early childhood education, perhaps not much comes to mind in the way of […]

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This video on Parenting for Brain Development and Prosperity from the Center on the Developing Child from Harvard University shows the importance of mindfully interacting with your child–something known as “serve and return”.  The serve is when a child attempts to interact with us and the return is when we meaningfully respond. As we’ve been […]

When we learn about authors, illustrators and publishing books in the beginning of the year, I always tie in the lesson on the parts of the book to cross lateral movement by relating the spine of the book to our spine.  Both are midlines and we use that word to springboard into topics like symmetry, […]

Sight. Smell. Touch. Taste. Sound.  From the very first day of life, our bodies are meant to explore our world. . Newborn babies are constantly taking in their new world through primarily touch, sight and sound. And, it seems, newly mobile toddlers experience everything they see by their sense of taste, as they put everything […]


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