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Classroom Thanksgiving Activities

Nothing was easy for the Pilgrims when they arrived in the New World on the Mayflower in the early 17th century. Luckily, they were able to befriend the natives who inhabited the land now known as Plymouth, Massachusetts. With the help of the people called the Wampanoag, their first harvest was bo...

Influencing Learning and Creativity with Color

Blue, black, gray, white. These are the common colors of our school supplies for writing. While they are enough to get the job done, they are ordinary. Adding a splash of color to a child’s pencil box can make all the difference in one’s level of interest in learning and creativity. Bringing in a ...

Why Teaching Children Mindfulness Matters

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is an invaluable process that helps people become aware of themselves in the present moment. Through controlled breathing, it lets an individual focus on being attentive to one’s own body and mind instead of all the things that are happening in the surrounding environment. It also teac...

YouTube, the New TV
Learn how to keep your kids safe when finding content on YouTube, plus find the best shows there for children to watch.
Busy Hands to Better Learning

Kids seem to have short attention spans these days. The way technology is often used by kids does not help much either. Even adults admit to letting their cell phones and other devices impose upon their lives. Many people, young and old, are conditioning themselves to allow distractions to take over...

Kids Inspire Kids

Kids Inspire KidsDuring childhood, kids dream of tackling the impossible. Their goals may seem lofty, but there is no denying their possibility. Unlike adults, a child’s optimism has not yet been crushed by years of disappointing experiences. Kids possess what child prodigy Adora Svitak calls “childish thinking.” It...