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The Magic of Dr. Seuss

The Magic of Dr. Seuss

For more than five decades, Dr. Seuss published children's books that will undoubtedly remain literary staples for posterity. Born Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr. Seuss developed a love for reading and word play from his mother Henrietta Seuss Geisel. His creativity may have been inspired by frequent tr...

Fidget Toys in the Classroom

Fidget Toys in the Classroom

What Are Fidget Toys?

When focusing in class becomes a problem, you may want to turn to fidget toys for help. Fidget toys can be toys and school supplies that appeal to the senses and may help students manage their behavior—especially their attention—while in class. Squeeze toys are familiar type...

Exploring the Five Senses

Exploring the 5 senses

We learn everything about our world by perceiving information through our five senses. When teaching your class about the five senses, be sure to stimulate your students' very own senses for pure educational fun. Include activities that require them to use their noses, hands, eyes, mouths, and ear...

Never a Goodbye for Hello Kitty®

Hello Kitty Notebooks

What began as a silk factory has grown into a globally-recognized company for its ability to manufacture cuteness. In the early 1960s, Yamanashi Silk company founder Shintaro Tsuji ventured into making rubber sandals. He quickly learned his product had greater market potential when painted flowers...

A Personal Touch Makes all the Difference

Assisting Future Stars Kits

Deborah Leonard is the director of Assisting Future Stars, a non-profit dedicated to providing schools and classrooms across the country with the supplies they need to better accommodate homeless and disadvantaged children. Teachers often use their own time and money to get these supplies, but Ass...

Spring Break Vacation from Routine, Not Learning

Spring Break Vacation from Routine, Not Learning

It is never too early to begin planning for spring break and, for teachers, these plans often include homework for students to complete during the vacation. As one can imagine, not every student nor parent supports assignments that are given for completion during spring break—even when the assignm...