Well, day one of summer made me realize a difference from last year. We are going to need to put some limits on screen time. Given it was a rainy day, but my kids were still watching TV way too much. It’s funny how easy it is to slip into […]

15 Things to Do Instead of TV

Emotional intelligence is a set of skills associated with monitoring one’s own and others’ emotions, and the ability to use emotions to guide one’s thinking and actions (Salovey & Mayer 1990). Emotions impact our attention, memory, and learning; our ability to build relationships with others; and our physical and mental […]

Teaching Emotional Intelligence in Early Childhood

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. We’re so excited for a week long celebration of our youngest learners! Start planning your celebration today with event […]

NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child

For much of the last century, educators and many scientists believed that children could not learn math at all before the age of five, that their brains simply were not ready. But recent research has turned that assumption on its head — that, and a host of other conventional wisdom […]

Studying Young Minds, and How to Teach Them

Spend any amount of time with an infant or toddler, and you’ll see that young children are natural explorers, and use their senses to understand the world. From birth, your baby can detect the feeling of being held, the sound of your voice, and the smell of your skin. When […]

Let’s Talk About The Senses

As a cook, there’s nothing more empowering than having control over your ingredients. And there’s no better way to ensure their greatness than having grown them yourself. From broccoli to squash blossoms, growing an edible garden is not only a great way to connect with your food, it’s also a […]

Starting An Edible Garden

I believe everyone should take life at the pace that suits them, and the pace that happens to suit my family is a slow, purposeful one. If you too would like to embrace an un-hurried life, here are ten benefits I’ve noticed in my own kids from living at the pace we […]

10 Benefits Kids Gain From An UnBusy Life

Seed germination, in a nut shell, is when a seed begins the growing process.  This science activity is a fantastic one to do with young kids because it is simple, a relatively quick process, and easy to actually see. Check it out here!

Seed Germination For Kids

We often use loose material compositions in our classroom as a way for children to tell us what they know. We set out various materials, stones, gems, paper and sticks. Check it out here!

Insect Compositions

Have you ever wondered why we get angry? According to psychologist Daniel Goleman, “emotions are, in essence, impulses to act, the instant plans for handling life that evolution has instilled in us.” Read the full article here.

The Anger Iceberg