“Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.” -Loris Malaguzzi While standardized tests are increasingly focused on the mechanics of reading, writing, and numeracy, parents and teachers everywhere also recognize the critical capacity of creativity. Far from being limited to the
Summer has arrived and with that so has the million dollar question – what will I do to keep these kids from saying they are bored every 10 seconds? Lucky for you, there are actually a great deal of activities in our community for parents with children. And even better, many of them won’t break
After many months of cold winter, the season of sunshine is finally here. When summer vacation begins, we all dream of making special and lasting memories with our children. Here are some affordable, educational, and exciting options for your family this summer. Make! Make a kite and fly it outside your house or
When the summer heat hits, we often head for the local pool or vegetate in front of the TV. Around Indiana, you can find great activities to beat the heat without baking in the sun or draining your brain.
Bean in a Bag This one is a classic and for good reason. It is an excellent way for kids to visually understand how a seed becomes a plant. All you need are plastic bags, lima beans, cotton balls, and water. Soak the lima beans in water overnight, line the bottom of the bag with
The smell of fresh cut grass and barbeques, the sight of newly sprung flowers and tree tops, spring is finally about to make its entrance after a chilly winter! With this warmer weather also comes an opportunity for children to play outside and get some fresh air after being cooped up for the last several
For a student, field trips are one of the most anticipated events in their school year. While it is enjoyable, they also receive valuable learning experiences that happen away from the classroom and create lasting memories that will further enhance their education. For learning purposes, the benefits of field trips are endless! Here are four of
Learning is so much more than sitting at a desk and listening to someone talk. A variety of educational experiences are especially impactful as a part of a curriculum for young students. Here are a few benefits children receive outside the traditional classroom setting from fieldtrips and educational camps.
What can you do to enhance kids’ learning when they’re not in school? Make the most of everyday opportunities. Each trip to the grocery store is a chance for kids to learn about math, vocabulary, or where things come from. Bath times are great beginning lessons in physics and practice in motor skills. Story time
During the summer, kids forget a lot of what they learn at school. Keep them sharp and ahead of the game through fun and educational activities. Don’t worry, we’ll keep the “educational” part between us.