What Does “High-Quality” Preschool Look Like?

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Recently, NPR did a spotlight on Nikki Jones, a preschool teacher from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Nikki believes that students will learn much effectively and efficiently if they are in charge of their own curriculum. Using alternative practices and procedures that are largely led by the students, she believes the students will actually become more intelligent in [...]

Craft Time: Springtime Butterflies

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It’s spring time, what is spring without butterflies? You can make these any color you would like. To make these cute butterflies you will need: Tissue paper Pipe cleaner Scissors Clothes pin Marker Optional Items: Tiny Googly eyes Glue Start by cutting a 7in square out of the tissue paper. (It doesn’t need to be [...]

A Fairy Princess Party

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Huge thanks to Gretchen at Three Little Monkeys Studio for this post! When you are a little girl, there is nothing more magical than playing dress up, and even better is pretending to be a fairy princess. Crowns, magic wands and glittery wings … what’s not to love?!? So I really tried to capture that [...]

Do Schools Kill Creativity?

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Are schools killing our creativity? Sometimes it can be tough to reflect on ourselves and our cultural standards. However, when we look at our positives and negatives, we can constantly be working to improve who we are. Author/Educator Ken Robinson takes a look at our modern education system and provides a brilliant synopsis on why [...]

Healthy Easter Baskets

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It’s time to put on the pastels, hide some eggs, and call the relatives because Easter is fast approaching! This Sunday, April 20, families from all around will enjoy a Spring afternoon with some good food, fun times, and close family. One of the most fun parts about Easter for young children is all the [...]