Tag Archives: early education

11 Reasons Sing-Songy Names and Rhymes Are Important

Maybe you call each other nonsense names. Maybe you naturally make up tunes to ease a frustrating experience. Maybe you recite the same chants you learned as a child. Here are some reasons why this is so beneficial. Continue reading

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Evoking the State of Flow

How do we foster the state of flow in ourselves and our children? Continue reading

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The Magic of Fresh Air for Babies & Other Beings

What babies can teach us about going outside. Continue reading

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Natural Math: 100+ Activities & Resources

Real, hands-on, sometimes messy, always thought-provoking experiences are the building blocks for higher level thinking. Continue reading

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The Benefits of Natural Math

Rather than narrowing math education to equations on the board (or worksheet or computer screen) we can allow mathematics to stay as alive as it is when used in play, in work, in the excitement of exploration we call curiosity. Here’s why. Continue reading

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Understanding Children Through Imitation

Try listening at the bodily level to understand a child’s experience. It can be instructive as well as enlightening. Continue reading

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Why Learning Must Be Hands-On

Education that treats the brain apart from the body will ultimately fail. Our senses cannot be denied. They inform the mind and encode memory. We must see, hear, smell, touch and, yes, taste to form the kinds of complex associations that make up true understanding. Continue reading

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