1. The Spirit of Giving

    Tis the Season to Give as much as it is to receive! Christmas time is a wonderful time of year for many people, especially children. What a magical time to receive gifts, see Santa, perform in Christmas pageants and choirs, have parties at school with friends, and gather with family. It's time off school to celebrate the season enjoy the year. However, for some families this can be a stressful tim…Read More

  2. Summer to Fall: Let’s Play Outside!

    Summer is my favorite time of year! I love everything about it, the warmth of the sun, the longer days, and all the opportunities to just be outside. When I was a child the last day of school could not come soon enough. As the final bell rang all I could think about was how awesome the summer was going to be and what all I was going to do, such as, swim, ride my bike, climb a tree, and spend time …Read More

  3. Counting in the Kitchen

    Kids love to count and add objects as they receive the shouts of “yay” and clapping from parents, this can easily be seen as the only math achievable by young children. Let’s go beyond the counting and adding. Parents challenge yourselves to get your kids to think like real mathematicians! Math is everywhere around us and it must be connected to children’s lives. The kitchen is a place th…Read More

  4. Spring Experiences for the 5 Senses

    Spring is here, and the kids are experiencing cabin fever, I know I am! Think back to when you were a child-- what was your favorite part of spring? When I was a child I remember walking outside to play and the sweet pleasant scent of our viburnum bush would grab my sense of smell and confirm spring had arrived. For me that meant the weather was turning warmer and I knew long warm summer days were…Read More