Crafting in the Classroom

It’s the first week of September, and classes are in full swing! Sometimes at the beginning of the year, it can be tough to get your students to engage. One thing that we’ve found that works to get their attention is fun crafts! We decided to check out one of our favorite sources for fun […]

Play in the Classroom

Playing is fun. There is really no way to debate that. Kids will spend hours upon hours playing with their friends or with their toys, and there is never a dull moment. Sometimes, parents may fear that their kids are playing “too much” and should focus on more productive activities. However, as it turns out, […]

Developing Imagination

Developing the imagination of young children is extremely important. So important, in fact, that the great Albert Einstein believed that “imagination is more important than knowledge.” That is quite a huge statement to make, especially from someone is so well known for their breadth of knowledge! While no one can argue the importance of knowledge […]

Creative Classroom Environments

Back-to-school season means a lot of different things to a teacher. For starters, it means no more sleeping in! It also means that you are about to meet an entire new group of students that you will be working closely with for the next 9 months. With every new group of students, there come many […]

The Benefits of Open Ended Play

Going to the toy store to purchase a new toy for your child has become quite the daunting task. There are options upon options, and all of them seem to be way beyond your intended budget. What started out as an act of love intended to bring joy to your child has turned into a […]

Preparing Your Children for Back to School

The end of summer and beginning of back to school is never unexpected, but can often catch parents and kids off guard. It’s almost a surprise when the end of summer rolls around, and you realize you have done very little to prepare for this important time of year. While it is true that kids […]