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Learning through hands-on discovery!

Learning through hands-on discovery!

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jul 29th 2020

Play and discovery are vital elements of developmental learning and are an essential part of a healthy and happy childhood. As young learners engage in play activities, they expand their knowled … read more
Savvy Summer Solutions For Your Children

Savvy Summer Solutions For Your Children

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jul 13th 2020

Can you hear it? The last school bell ringing and students dashing out the door, ready for summer vacation to begin. For the last 10 months, students have worked to build skills and make academic gain … read more
Engage Young Learners with Meaningful Math

Engage Young Learners with Meaningful Math

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jul 1st 2020

This year has definitely been one for the books. While distance learning has been front and center, it's important to keep your child's problem solving and math skills sharp. Here are a few ways to he … read more
How to Prevent the Summer Brain Drain

How to Prevent the Summer Brain Drain

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jun 26th 2020

Who would have thought we would have spent the last few months practicing social distancing and learning from home? Now it is time for summer break and worry begins to set in as we wonder — what’s … read more
Sweet Summer Learning Experiences

Sweet Summer Learning Experiences

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jun 1st 2020

While summer break is sweet, it can also be a time of learning loss for many students. But don't fret—there are many ways to education in high gear and have a lot of fun in the process. Here are … read more
Summer Brain Builders: Avoid the summer slide

Summer Brain Builders: Avoid the summer slide

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jun 1st 2020

Summer break can be a great time for children to relax and recharge, but it is also when learning loss occurs. Want to avoid the summer slide? Here are a few ideas to spark quality learning and have f … read more
Summer DIY Learning Opportunities

Summer DIY Learning Opportunities

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jan 2nd 2020

School may be closed, but kids’ minds are always open. Summer break is the perfect time to read, write, problem solve, paint, build, explore, engineer, create, and kick summer learning lo … read more
Tips for Raising Readers

Tips for Raising Readers

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 3rd 2019

Reading is so much more than a mandatory classroom activity or mundane homework assignment. The act of reading opens the door to experiences, people, places, information, and inspiration. If we want t … read more
Nurturing the Love of Reading

Nurturing the Love of Reading

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Feb 13th 2019

Reading is a gift that opens the door to language, emotion, inspiration, and knowledge. When we read for the simple joy of reading, we connect with a text in meaningful ways. We identify with characte … read more