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  •   Description Identify beginning letter sounds while learning about the human body. Children cut apart a letter strip and match each sound to the correct picture.  Do you have wooden or magnetic letters on hand?  Deepen your child’s understanding of letter sounds by using them to make the words on the printable. We love to  … Read more

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  •   ‘Tis the season for appreciating leaves as they change color and gracefully fall from the branches… What better way to join in on the fun than with some leaf counting and leaf observations?   Description Math is everywhere! For this activity have your students find the numeral under each tree; you may want to  … Read more

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  • There are few things in life as constant as seeing the Moon at night, yet what seems most predictable about the Moon, is the cycle of change that it experiences month after month. Children are naturally curious about the Moon and the mystique that it holds, which makes it a great entry point for learning  … Read more

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  • We are getting geared up for a busy fall at Playful Learning and are looking for experienced teachers to join our team as we expand our services into NYC. Teachers in NYC (freelance/consultant position): We are looking for inspiring teachers, who love the constructivist approach to education. If you are an early childhood or elementary teacher, are ready to  … Read more

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  • As our children go back to school and fill the classrooms or dive into their homeschool experiences, it’s important to remember the strong connection between social and emotional safety and academic success. Neuroscience shows that when a child is feeling stress about personal relationships, their home life, or pressures at school, they are far less likely  … Read more

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  • Current events provide great entry points for playful learning experiences. The Olympics offer many educational opportunities for young children. Some possible themes for exploration are: geography, flags, national anthems, introduction to different cultures, teamwork, and the list goes on… In preparation for the Olympic opening ceremonies, we thought it would be fun explore flags around the world...

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  • One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is a love of reading… Yet, as many of us know, it doesn’t necessarily come easy. Even with our best efforts and intentions, it can be hard to figure out how to spark and maintain an interest in reading with our children. When our daughters  … Read more

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  • Science is so fascinating because it is literally all around us, and simple machines are the perfect examples! We use them daily, often without even realizing it. Enjoy the video below and have fun searching for simple machines in your homes and neighborhoods! Learn to see the world in a new way, identifying the simple machines  … Read more

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  • 1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9.  A profound insight that I’ve gained from spending time (both professionally and personally) in the company of children, is the powerful connection between diet and behavior. Over the years I have seen consistent patterns between the food children  … Read more

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  • What could be better than good literature, math explorations, and a dose of poetry? Good children’s literature naturally engages students and often initiates meaningful, rich discussions. Literature draws us in and keeps us together around a central theme, but also lets us enter based on our personal experiences and interests. Often, we can touch most, if  … Read more

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  • One of the most powerful lessons that we can teach our children is that they have the power to control their thoughts. Cognitive science has confirmed that positive thinking is a learned trait and that the more children practice this skill the stronger their neural connections become. Yes, sometimes life sends us challenging situations, but  … Read more

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  • When we slow down and and take the time to focus on simply noticing, the natural world comes alive with inspiration. The Colors Of Nature activity encourages us to slow down with the children in our lives and take in all of beautiful color variations and subtle nuances that nature has to offer. Simply print  … Read more

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  • We’re so excited about beginning the Starting a Writer’s Notebook online workshop, which marks the beginning of Camp Playful Learning next week! It’s a great opportunity to nurture your child’s writing life during the summer months. Often as parents we forget to see the forest for the trees when it comes to our children’s writing. It’s  … Read more

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  • Conduct experiments to test how oil and water mix together using basic kitchen supplies, then take the experimenting into the studio and watch what happens when you mix watercolor, crayons, and markers. To view the complete lesson visit: http://playfullearning.net/shop/oil-water/

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  • Welcome to Playful Learning! Share a 45 minute learning experience with a special child in your life. We provide educational videos with engaging printables—so you can relax and enjoy the moment. You can also find us here... Web: http://playfullearning.net/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Playful-Learning/89922403903 Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/playfullearning/ Instagram: http:/...

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  • “When the ideas whisper your name, invite them in.” – Emily K. Neuburge I’ve been a fan of Emily K. Neuberger for a number of years. Her fist book, Show Me a Story: 40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children’s Storytelling, is full of creative storytelling and writing inspiration. I was honored when she […] The post Author Focus: Emily K. Neuburger appeared first on Playful Learning.

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  • It’s been an eventful few months both in the world at large and within Playful Learning. We are witnessing history in the making and no matter what side of the political spectrum you stand, we can all agree, it’s critical that we prepare our children for an ever-changing world. At Playful Learning, we are more dedicated than ever to […] The post Free Alphabet Charts! appeared first on Playful Lear...

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Reflect and Intend

  • Wow! 2016 has been quite a year… As it all comes to a close, there is so much to reflect on and important intentions to set. When this time of year rolls around, I am always eager to find a way to connect as a family and ground ourselves before moving into the adventures that await in […] The post Reflect and Intend appeared first on Playful Learning.

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  • We hope this email finds you in the midst of an inspiring holiday season… As you begin to unwind and enjoy these precious moments with friends and family, we thought it would be the perfect time to send you a little offer so that you can enjoy our postcards and online classes for 20% off! They are […] The post For Friends and Family… appeared first on Playful Learning.

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  • Enjoy a Lesson -> Gift a Lesson Giving gifts to the children in our lives, offers us the opportunity to encourage new interests and areas of exploration. In an effort to create a gift that does just that, we’ve developed our very first (shippable) Playful Learning product—Field Guide Postcard Sets! The Playful Learning Field Guide Postcard Set places four inspiring lessons […] The post New! Field ...

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  • Gift Guide for Young Geologists

    Children have a natural attraction and fascination with rocks and minerals. Inspire your budding young geologists with the guides, lessons, tools and experiences that a help them learn to identify their favorite rocks and minerals. Nothing awakens a sense of wonder more than exploring and discovering earth’s natural treasures. Rock Hammer Cabinet of Curiosities: Collecting and Understanding the […...

  • Gift Guide for Leaf & Tree Explorers

    Encourage your young scientists to slow down and take time to observe the world around them. Our leaf guide, lessons, and favorite materials bring botany to life. The moment children recognize the veins on a leaf it forever changes the way they look at their backyard and neighborhood trees—raising awareness of the natural word and all of […] The post Gift Guide for Leaf & Tree Explorers appeared f...

  • Gift Guide for Insect Investigators

    Insects provide us with the opportunity to learn about a variety of living creatures in the natural world. Appreciating the benefits that insects bring to our lives teaches children respect for all living things. Our insect guide, lessons, and fun recommendations shed new light on the wonderful world of bugs! Next time you are out and about, […] The post Gift Guide for Insect Investigators appeare...

  • Gift Guide for Aspiring Ornithologists

    Children of all ages love birds! Take their curiosity to the next level by equipping your budding young ornithologist with everything they need to identify backyard birds. Through our bird guide and lessons you can take their analytical skills to the next level by exploring different types of beaks and the functions they serve for a […] The post Gift Guide for Aspiring Ornithologists appeared firs...

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