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Poison Control and Ingestion Safety

March is National Poison Prevention Month, and this is a great reminder to familiarize yourself with Poison Control and safety interventions to help keep your loved ones safe.  The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness around the multiple diffe
6 Ways Camp Experience Influenced Adults

6 Ways Camp Experience Influenced Adults

How many kids do you think go to camp in the summer? According to the ACA (American Camp Association) website 14 million kids and adults attend camp every summer. Camp is an $18 billion industry.
Building a Strong Foundation for Reading Success in Young Children

Building a Strong Foundation for Reading Success in Young Children

As an educator that specializes in teaching students with learning differences I am often asked by parents of young children, “How can I ensure that my child will be a successful reader and speller?” While a number of factors play a role in this
Virtual Museum Tours for Kids You Can do Right Now

Virtual Museum Tours for Kids You Can do Right Now

In this digital era many museums have put their collections online or created virtual tours that can help expand a child's mind. Google Arts & Culture has digitized the collections of numerous big museums, historic locations and wonder tours all from
Leaping into Learning

Leaping into Learning

The idea that we’ve removed recess in the name of giving children more time to work on skills that boost test scores is based on an absolute failure to understand the developmental link between play and healthy brains.
The Full Measure of a Child

The Full Measure of a Child

But what if our race to the top has resulted in a race to the bottom, at least in terms of taking the fun out of learning? In our rush to get back to the basics, we may have forgotten something very basic: there’s profound and genuine joy ...
Kids and Climate Without Tears

Kids and Climate Without Tears

Our kids have enough to worry about without adding the climate apocalypse—fires, mudslides, droughts, heat waves, hurricanes, and floods—to the list. I want the children in my programs to fall in love with the natural world...