Archive for December, 2016

Winter Break Is Upon Us

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Winter break is upon us! Here are 5 easy things you can do with your child at home that are guaranteed to keep them engaged, having fun, and using their brains in open-ended ways.

Experiment with the physics of projectiles by creating a catapult
For detailed instructions click here. Then visit our Divinci Exhibit to experiment with our catapults.

Marbleized bubble print paper
Get your little ones involved in writing thank you notes by creating personalized paper. For ...

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Brain Building through Repeat Experiences

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Does your child have a favorite story that you now know by heart because they want to hear it read to them time and time again? Or maybe it’s a favorite game or toy. These requests are not to try our patience. Early experiences are incredibly valuable for a child and actually serve a developmental purpose. As a matter of fact, the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child at Harvard University tells us that early experiences ...

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Instilling a Sense of Giving

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This time of year we hear a lot of chatter about giving back either by donating to charities, buying gifts for the less fortunate, volunteering at soup kitchens. While these are all important acts that I encourage you all to engage in and talk to your children about, I feel that if we are truly going to grow a generation of children who will genuinely make a difference, that we need to make a year round effort to instill ...

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This Season Give Toys that Teach

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Toys are tools for the young. When chosen according to a child’s needs, wants, or interests they can inspire curiosity and creativity as well as foster motor development, problem solving, and thinking skills.

Here are a few tips to guide you as you choose toys that teach your child:

Which Toys for What Age?
According to NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), each child grows at a different pace, and knowing how your child plays or uses ...

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