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Have some family fun with an American Adventure

August is American Adventures month and Family Fun Month, it’s the perfect excuse to take your family on a sightseeing road trip! Before children head back to school, a road trip is a cheap, fun adventure to do as a … Continue reading

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A Magnetic Moon Day Activity

As a child one of the best things to do on a warm summer night is to stare up at the moon and stars that brighten the vast night sky. For most children the moon is a mystery, where did … Continue reading

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Remembering Marlyn James

Marlyn James, my coauthor, collaborator, and dear friend passed away peacefully on June 25, 2016 from complications following brain surgery. Marlyn was the chair of the Early Childhood Education Department at Flathead Community College in Kalispell, Montana. She was beloved … Continue reading

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It’s Spring! Gardening with infants and toddlers

As the weather becomes warm you begin thinking about all of the learning possibilities that outdoor activities present. One of the activities that provides the most opportunity for learning is gardening. We all know being outdoors is good for children, … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: Lisa Murphy on Play

As cries for more “academic preschools” and demands for “higher test scores” are growing there is also a strong counter movement developing. A group of early childhood educators who believe that play IS school readiness and lays a foundation that … Continue reading

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Celebrating Pi Day the fun and tasty way

Every year on March 14th (3/14) the word celebrates Pi Day. Next Monday is your annual opportunity to get creative with your love of math and remind kids that math can (and should) be fun. We’ve collected a few ideas … Continue reading

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Avoiding burnout and Keeping Your Smile

As the winter wears on, you can see children get antsy to be outside and eventually for the school year to be over and summer vacation to begin. Truth be told the caregivers and educators are feeling the same cabin … Continue reading

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