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Educational Party Games and Activities
 
As you plan your child’s birthday party, take time to reflect on how you have celebrated in the past.  Since the first birthday, you have noticed significant changes in how your child has interacted with others in a party setting.  The child has gone from being a passive participant to one who ...
Lessons from Dinosaurs!
Kids and Dinos
 
When it comes to being popular among kids, dinosaurs have withstood the test of time.  Children love them for their size, ferocity, and mystery.  Dinosaurs instill a sense of wonder in kids, and many kids develop an intense interest in dinosaurs.  Use this interest to teach your students about ...
Rebuilding Your Classroom Library
Classroom Library
 
Take Inventory

Summer vacation is a great time to restock and reorganize your classroom library.  What changes can you make to your existing collection that will further and support literacy instruction for your students?  First, make time to quickly go through the books you currently have.  T...
A Summer’s Worth of Reading Opportunities


Fidget toys are helpful in school, but they also have their place at home, in the car, and around town.  Here’s how they can help kids.

We want our kids to play, rest, and relax this summer, but we also want them to continue learning as well as retain all the knowledge that they gained over the course of the school year. When opportunities for learning throughout the summer are scarce, kids may find themselves going down the summe...

Engage Kids with Cool School Supplies

Fidget toys are helpful in school, but they also have their place at home, in the car, and around town.  Here’s how they can help kids.

Cool school supplies help fulfill a child’s basic needs for learning, but they can also encourage a student’s behavioral, emotional, and cognitive engagement in the classroom. The right tools enable a child to complete learning activities, practice assignments, and final assessments, but cool tool...

Fidget Toys in and out of the Classroom

Fidget toys are helpful in school, but they also have their place at home, in the car, and around town.  Here’s how they can help kids.

In the recent past, fidget toys have been the answer to an age-old problem: how to keep kids focused and behaved in settings and situations that are challenging. Teachers now experiment with using fidget toys in the classroom to help kids stay on track while listening to lectures and working on as...