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Ready To Learn: Defining Kindergarten Readiness Once and For All!

November 10, 2011 by  
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Now: Everything you need to know to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten! Kindergarten readiness, a hot topic among politicians, is also a hot topic among parents. With this in mind, let’s look at how kindergarten readiness goes far beyond learning the ABC’s and starts way back in infancy. Here are some general indicators that early childhood educators agree show children are prepared to enter kindergarten…

Today’s Educational World

November 3, 2011 by  
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Many parents don’t realize that the education world has changed drastically since they were in school. Schools and class sizes used to be smaller, dropout rates lower, in-school violence almost unheard of, and teachers weren’t terrified of showing affection to their students, or of discussing moral values. Of course, even then, school was far from perfect, but at least the teachers—and usually the principal—knew every student by name, something that is increasingly rare today.

Green School in Bali…I just wish there was one here!!

December 6, 2010 by  
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You have to watch this…it’s about an amazing school in Bali that teaches the 3 R’s, and so much more! These kids come to expect a “whole” education, and the founders hope that, as a result, they will demand a “Whole” World!

Defining Kindergarten Readiness Once and For All!

November 10, 2010 by  
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Kindergarten readiness, a hot topic among politicians, is also a hot topic among parents. With this in mind, let’s look at how kindergarten readiness goes far beyond learning the ABC’s and starts way back in infancy.

Happy Halloween: Cool Ideas for Leftover Candy~

October 31, 2010 by  
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Some great ideas over leftover candy from your trick or treating!

Letter to my Child

August 30, 2010 by  
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Dear Kian, As you prepare for kindergarten, I wanted to write a letter to you, my love, to document my hopes for you, my love for you, and my admiration of you. I hope you will live in a world of peace, nature, community, egalitarianism, and high ideals.

I want you to be fulfilled and happy, and value the importance of life’s simple pleasures. This is where you will find true bliss.

Just today you said to me “I believe anything is possible,” and with that, I felt I had achieved the bulk of my intentions with you.

Play: It’s the way young children learn

April 1, 2010 by  
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A generation ago, kindergarten was supposed to get kids ready for school. But now everyone is talking about the importance of “school readiness” before kids get to kindergarten. That’s why many parents, anxious for their children to succeed in school, want early care and education programs to have children sit at tables using work sheets, […]