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It is no surprise that children are natural born inquirers and investigators. Since birth they are equipped with the curiosity and burning desire to understand the world around them. They touch everything imaginable, maybe even "pop" into their mouth to see how it taste, they watch and continuously observe. They ask questions, experiment, test our their theories and beliefs, and provide a conclusion. With or without knowing, these are fundamental principles to scientific thinking or inquiry-based learning. 

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Wondering how to begin teaching your kids about sustainability, recycling, and loving Mother Earth's precious resources? Learning about nature and sustainability doesn't have to be a boring topic for your kids! Make it fun and engaging through meaningful play! 

Our featured parent/educator for this week is Ana Carolina de Carvalho, an amazing mom of 2 children and the creator of @craftybambini. Read about how she cultivates the love of learning with her kids using recyclable items and some activities that you can do with your kids to teach them about being green!

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You may wonder, how does a child's environment affect how they learn? In fact, a classroom environment is one of the most important factors affecting student learning. "Such an environment provides relevant content, clear learning goals and feedback, opportunities to build social skills, and strategies to help students succeed" (Weimer, 2009). In 2015, a team of researchers in the U.K. analyzed 153 classrooms and found that students benefited most when the walls had some decorations. “The displays on the walls should be designed to provide a lively sense to the classroom, but without becoming chaotic in feel. As a rule of thumb, 20 to 50 percent of the available wall space should be kept clear,” the researchers wrote.

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5 Fun Toys That Will Help Your Kids Start Writing/Reading!

 

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Holiday Shopping Sale! Use code 'HOLIDAYS' for 15% off all items! DEC 6, 2020 Remote Learning Tips for Students with Disabilities If there is any catch phrase that has gone viral this year, it is "2020 has been a crazy time". With seemingly no end in sight, everyone especially parents and their children have adapted to the constantly changing environment. Our featured parent and educator for this week is creator of @mom.teacher.hacks! Read about how she and her son has adapted during the pandemic and remote learning tips for students with dyslexia and disabilities. About @mom.teacher.hacks and remote learning I...

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