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Holiday Gift Guide:  Alphabet Puzzle Cards

Holiday Gift Guide: Alphabet Puzzle Cards

The holidays are just around the corner and thus we have been on the search for fun gifts this holiday season.  We are bringing you books and toys as well as gifts for mom, dad and the grandparents.  Today, we’ve got a fun toy for the younger kids aged 3 – 6 from Learning Resources.(…)

Stop Summer Slide! Stay Summer Smart!

Stop Summer Slide! Stay Summer Smart!

Having the summer off is an American tradition. But research shows this break from the classroom results in some major setbacks in school, typically referred to as “Summer slide.” With this challenge in mind, the team behind Brain Quest, set out to provide parents and caregivers with a fresh approach to addressing the problem. The(…)

WINDY CITY KINDIE! Mr. Dave’s ‘Feeling Good’

WINDY CITY KINDIE! Mr. Dave’s ‘Feeling Good’

Praised as a “celebrity to kiddos in Chicago and for good reason,” Mr. Dave (a.k.a. Dave Hamilton) is poised to take his place on the national kindie music scene with the June 9 release of his fourth kids’/family album, Feeling Good. Inspired by such artists as Kendrick Lamar, Paul Simon, the Beach Boys, Frank Ocean,(…)

How to Encourage a Passion for Learning

How to Encourage a Passion for Learning

When our public schools began operating, we knew much less about how people think and learn than we do now. Schools grew into knowledge factories, since access to information was limited – no internet, many households without books, and so forth. Since information is available at the stroke of a thumb now, we need to(…)

Bitsbox – Coding for Kids

Bitsbox – Coding for Kids

Do you have a kid that loves science?  Loves apps?  Loves video games?  Wants to learn to code?  This holiday season (or any season for that matter), you should check out Bitsbox.  Bitsbox is a website where kids as young as seven can learn computer programming. It’s also a monthly subscription box. Bitsbox is designed(…)

Learn With Homer, the #1 Learn-to-Read Program, Available Free to Educators

Learn With Homer, the #1 Learn-to-Read Program, Available Free to Educators

Did you know that one-in-four children grow up without learning how to read well? In the United States, students that don’t read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times as likely to drop out of school, and two-thirds of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of fourth grade will end(…)