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Creative Learning Activities for the Holidays

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Creative Learning Activities for the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and when your child is home from school, it’s a great time to involve them in holiday-related activities that can still foster learning and give them lots of fun experiences and memories. Here are some of our favorite ideas!   Family traditions Traditions are very valuable to kids, and the holidays are a time of year when you can make memories that will last them their whole lives. Whatever your family enjoys can be a tradition; it doesn’t to be Pinterest-perfect or just like what other families do. What matters is putting...

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Educational Gift Ideas

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Educational Gift Ideas

Gift-giving season is in full swing, and we want to share some of our favorite suggestions for gifts that are both fun and educational. This is a great time of year to add to your child's collection of learning resources!   From merka: Let’s start with some highlights from our catalog. We think these gifts will be useful and beloved for kids and parents alike: Our Toddler Learning Kit has lots of bright and colorful pictures that will delight little ones, and give you easy tools for learning and memory all year long. Placemats make fact retention fun and natural;...

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3 Ways to Include Art in Life with Kids

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3 Ways to Include Art in Life with Kids

Some adults would call themselves artists, but many have never sought to achieve their artistic potential once leaving childhood behind. For those of us who are parents but don’t consider ourselves to be especially creative and artistic, it may not come naturally for us to encourage our kids to explore their artistic sides. Yet art, like music, holds incredible value for kids. It can enhance their brain development, intelligence, emotional regulation, and the way they experience the world around them—not to mention, being creative is just plain fun. Here are three ideas on how to incorporate art into your daily...

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Fun Thanksgiving Learning Activities

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Fun Thanksgiving Learning Activities

Last month we shared some of our favorite fall-themed learning activities. Now that Thanksgiving is just around the corner, we wanted to give you some more ideas for seasonal activities. Read on for crafts and games with an educational twist! String of leaves: This string of leaves is so pretty and would be perfect for hanging above a doorway or on a fireplace mantel. As a bonus for the non-crafty parent, this one requires very basic supplies and has simple instructions. It’s a good way for a younger child to practice her cutting skills. Mini maracas nature craft: Using one...

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How Music Can Enhance Your Child's Education

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How Music Can Enhance Your Child's Education

Toddler Learning KitSports, dance, music, languages, theater, gymnastics, and more... With so many options to choose from for extracurricular activities, why should you invest time in music education for your child? And if you do choose to give your child music lessons or incorporate it in some other way, how much time should you spend to make it worthwhile? Here are some benefits of including music education as your child is growing up, even if music doesn’t become your child’s primary pursuit: Classical music and brain development “Much like reading aloud to a child, calm classical compositions engage a child...

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