Category Archives: learning

Raising Media Aware & Current Events Savvy Kids: 21 Resources

Raise kids to be informed citizens without subjecting them to an information overload or current events-related despair. Lots of activities and resources with 50+ links. Continue reading

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Free Range Chickens & Free Range Learning

“Don’t help, Mom,” Claire says as I go to pick up the three-day-old chick. So I watch instead. It’s peeping helplessly at the side of the ramp leading up to the chicken coop. The mother hen and her other chicks … Continue reading

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Recognizing Each Child’s Particular Genius

What we might consider idiosyncrasies or problems may very well indicate a child’s strengths. Continue reading

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Welcome Kids Into The Workplace More Than One Day A Year

Why kids need to observe and take part in the work-a-day world on a regular basis. Continue reading

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A Slanty Line Approach To Learning

What happens when one side of a high bar is put on the ground? Continue reading

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Help Kids Learn About Business & Finance: 60+ Resources

Help kids earn money outside the home, learn through picture books, make mock investments, set up an entrepreneurial fair, create a “flying the nest” budget, enjoy finance-smart games, and many more ideas for raising money-wise kids. Continue reading

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It’s About Reading For Pleasure

Raising avid readers means putting pleasure first. Continue reading

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