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At-Home Learning
How to Talk to Your Child About Back-to-‘School’

Language and scripts parents can use in their back-to-school conversations with children during this Covid-19 pandemic. Plus, answers to common...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Back-to-School: Your Checklist for At-Home Learning

A practical how-to guide filled with links to buy what you need if your child is doing distance learning. Here...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Practical Advice for Parents – Structuring Your Child’s Daily Routine

How to structure the day at home with your child, specifically extended time periods at home is hard. Here’s our...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Structure Your Child’s Extended Time at Home

How to structure the day at home with your child, specifically extended time periods at home. Smart tips and a...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Sensible Structure for Slower Days

What do you do with your kids when they’ve got a big chunk of time and you’re looking for fun...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Language + Literacy
Critical Thinking
Responsibility
Bring Peace to Your Mornings – Make a Routine Chart

Power struggles and harried mornings for both parent and child are normal, and yet not a fun way to start...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Language + Literacy
Critical Thinking
How to Create Family Agreements

Try having ‘Family Agreements’ instead of having ‘rules’. Family Agreements can be powerful yet simple tools for encouraging baseline behavioral...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Raise Responsible Children – Introduce Chores

We may have grand intentions when it comes to involving our kids in chores. But how do you know which...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
An Awesome Approach to Allowance

Our Awesome Allowance System gives children practice in setting financial goals, making hard choices, and developing a sense for the...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
How to Talk About...
Why Parents Should Talk About Race

While we may agree that it is important to speak about issues of race and racism, these layered and personal...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Talk to Your Child About Race

Parents are often unsure of how to talk to young children about race. But it is real and it is...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Talk to Your Child About Racism

A practical guide for navigating conversations with your child about racism, including helpful What You Could Say scripts on important...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
How to Talk to Your Child About Microaggressions

Teasing, name-calling, social exclusion or any other general unkindness that specifically relates to race, gender, religion or any aspects of...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
How to Talk About Other Children’s Challenges

Questions and comments from children about other children’s challenges are normal; they illustrate the broad spectrum of learning, ability and...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Talk to Your Child About Death

Speaking with a child about death is an important, impactful, and often dreaded, teachable moment. Whether prompted by an actual...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Talk to Your Child About Someone Who is Sick

There are times when it becomes necessary to speak to children about people in their lives who are very sick....

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Community Engagement – How to Talk About It

Answers to our most popular questions on a heavy subject. From “How do I explain…” to “How do I teach…”...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Life Skills
Transitions: Part 1 – Why Transitions Are So Hard

#1 daily challenge with children: How to get from A to Z without fighting, yelling or throwing a tantrum? Learn why...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Transitions: Part 2 – How to Get Through Peacefully

Knowing why transitions are difficult is half the puzzle. The other half is how to get through them. Teachers go...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Common Manners by Age

We teachers have the good fortune of learning and playing with a wide range of children in class and are...

Ages
3-4,
4-5
Why Children Should Play Outside

Taking time to connect with nature has a long-lasting impact on our health, learning and emotional well-being. Here is what...

Ages
3-4,
4-5
Fine Motor + Gross Motor
Creativity + Imagination
How to Teach 3 Key Social Skills

While some children inherently understand how to socially interact with others and are comfortable with basic social skills, others need more...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Teach Your Child About Personal Safety

As your child matures, there will come a time when you’ll need to have a conversation about personal safety. Many...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Executive Functioning: Part 2 – How to Strengthen It

Nuts + bolts; let’s get tactical. Now that we’ve baselined the 3 primary processes of executive functioning, let’s look at...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Fine Motor + Gross Motor
Critical Thinking
Executive Functioning: Part 1 – Why It Matters

“Executive functioning” is a phrase often cited when talking about child development. But what does it really mean and how...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Fine Motor + Gross Motor
Critical Thinking

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