Category Archives: Preschool

Learning Language, Math, & Science Concepts Through Play

Play is essential to optimize learning Language, Math, Science, as well as preparing the brain for collaboration, creativity and making valuable contributions to the world. Please follow and like us:

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You’re Not the Boss of Me (Respectfully)

Our children are inundated with demands from the adults in their lives…. What an exhausting way to parent, especially when there are more effective ways to get the job done. –Maren Schmidt On a recent trip from Chicago to Oakland … Continue reading

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Before Teaching Skills Engage the Whole Brain

At dinner one evening, when my daughter, Lizzie, was in first grade, she said: “You know how some teachers just let you play? Well, I want to know stuff, and that’s why I like Ms. Lexton; she teaches us stuff.” … Continue reading

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Which is a Picasso? How to Keep Creativity Alive?

Warning. All children start off as artists. Humans create. Children start off creative. What do we have to do to keep their creativity alive throughout life? Merry Lanker’s students at Muffley School in Decatur, Il.,2012 Please follow and like us:

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Management Kills Education

Musa age 3. Abdallah age 5. I love No Child Left Behind. In May of 2002 I visited our local public school, hung out on the playground and just generally lurked. As the kids were waiting to go home at … Continue reading

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