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10 Ideas to Keep A Toddler Occupied For An Hour On A Rainy Day

November 27, 2018

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March 12, 2020

“I don’t like this rice, anymore. It has green things on it,” my preschooler said. She had eaten that exact rice almost every week and often asked for seconds. But as my daughter became more independent each day, she began to relish in her new decision-making skills. M...

March 12, 2020

We had just finished a family movie night when I turned to see my preschooler sitting quietly with tears in her eyes. Mind you, this was an adorable kid’s movie about puppies. What could have prompted these tears? “The man left Tiny at the door and just walked away,” s...

February 13, 2019

As we incorporate more online platforms for learning, we must pause to ask if students are able to distinguish a creditable source versus an advertisement or propaganda?  Sam Wineburg asks some interesting questions regarding the role of schools in teaching this 21st c...

SparkED writes, "teachers use video for a variety of reasons. Video can breathe meaning and life into nearly any lesson. In the arts, video can be particularly effective for introducing large concepts in the arts, aspects of the creative process, and key arts-related v...

December 4, 2018

Your museum is so wonderful. You know. Your Board of Directors knows it. Yet, the public doesn't.  How to tell if you museum is suffering from "hidden gem syndrome". 

Symptoms

The following symptoms might be present:

  • you have a loyal members, but low public visit...

November 27, 2018

So you are stuck inside. Rain? Snow? Too hot? What ever the reason might be, you are probably going a little stir crazy as the hours are slowly ticking by and yet it is only noon.

Without any special supplies, here is a list of 10 ways to keep your tot occupied for an h...

November 20, 2018

Looking for some fun activities to do with your children while the turkey is in the oven? Try these simple projects to build on math and critical thinking skills for all ages. 

  

Plan a Thanksgiving Meal

Have a bunch of grocery store flyers around the house? Cut out...

June 22, 2017

Your challenge: help your teen understand that digital content can be useful or easy-to-locate as well as misleading or unreliable. This may be tricky if your teen has the best technical skills of anyone in your household. Still, you don't need to be a computer genius...

June 22, 2017

When kids visit the computer lab after school, they're usually there to finish homework and pass the time productively, so you want them to access the best tools possible. These math, reading, news, and reference websites can help kids practice skills, find facts, and...

June 22, 2017

When podcasts first gained popularity in the early 2000s, they seemed to be a quaint throwback to radio. But that changed quickly as more and more people jumped in and started experimenting with the medium. Now, hits like Serial have launched podcasts into the mainstre...

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