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Create an Art Space for All Ages With These 3 Questions

Anyone can be an artist. Creating artistic environments that nurture creativity, self-expression, cultural awareness AND support development at any age is feasible. No doubt, you’ve created art before and will again in the future, for work or pleasure. The following questions help you think about the art you would like to create, so you can […]

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Montessori Mindfulness

Montessori Mindfulness

Parents, do you sometimes find yourself wondering what you did during the day, beyond managing tantrums or cleaning up messes? Many adults go through their day not really very present (mentally or emotionally) as they interact with their children. This makes it easy for the brain to get stuck feeling stressed. Not only is stress unhealthy for […]

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Why Connect with Nature?

Nowadays, children are spending more and more time indoors…think of all the developmental opportunities they’re missing! What can your child learn from nature? As your child observes the way leaves move and sway in the wind, he is developing his vision. As your child hears the many layers of sound in nature, her hearing is […]

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Eight Great Picture Books for Valentine’s Day

Wondering how to celebrate the upcoming day of hearts and kisses with young children? By reading beautiful, fun, and kid-friendly picture books of course! Here is a list of eight great picture books for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy! Here Comes Valentine Cat by Deborah Underwood and Claudia Rueda   I am a huge fan of Deb Underwood and […]

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Holidays Around the World

8 Great Multicultural Holiday Picture Books

Exploring some of the many holidays celebrated around the world is a fun and interesting way to introduce children to different cultures.  And what better way to teach (and learn,) than to read beautifully written and illustrated picture books? Below is a collection of some favorite children’s books about the wonderful holidays and traditions celebrated around […]

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