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Car ramps can help teach kids the basics about forces in motion. We started off by brainstorming all of the items we had in the house that we could make ramps with. Here’s our list… blocks lids cardboard boxes poster board books pillow cushions Check it out here!

Car Ramp Science with Kids






Scenario 1: I sit the children down promptly at 10:00 am at the art table. Billy was in the middle of building an amazing castle in the block area, including a moat and a drawbridge. But its ART time. The schedule printed on the wall says so. Read the full […]

Watch Them Bloom




Creativity is on the decline, and the reduction of free play is at least partly to blame. According to American psychologist, Peter Gray, free play has declined sharply over the last century, and with it the mental health of children and adolescents has also declined. To add to this sobering […]

5 Ways to Encourage Creativity Through Play



Whether it’s because a new baby is born, the family moves, a parent takes on a new job or enters an educational pro­gram—or simply because a family wants to make a change to current arrangements—finding quality child care can be an arduous process with a host of factors to contemplate, […]

Child Care Challenges







Fine Motor skills are essential to everyday life. From cutting paper to mixing your coffee and writing your name you use fine motor skills all day. Building these skills in early childhood is essential. Read the full article here.

Building Fine Motor Skills



Emotional self-regulation, a large component of emotional intelligence, is the ability to manage one’s experience and expression of emotions. With practice, children improve their capacity for emotional self-regulation. By age four, most children start to use strategies to eliminate disturbing external stimuli. In other words, they cover their eyes when they’re […]

How to Strengthen Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence



Ever since we bought our Magna-Tiles, they have been one of the most used toys in our house. They get played will all the time and in all different ways! If you aren’t familiar with Magna-Tiles (also sold as Picasso Tiles and Magformers), they are plastic, translucent shapes that are lined […]

10 Unexpected Places to Use Magnetic Tiles


As both mom and educator, I fare better the more I follow John Holt’s two words of advice—“Trust children.” It’s easier said than done, though. Young children are disorderly, ever changing, and focus on the craziest things. To boot, many of us feel extraordinary pressure to raise and educate them […]

Let ‘Em Spin! They’re Learning.