Learning Club — Preschool

3 Ways to Include Art in Life with Kids

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

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

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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5 Benefits of Reading to Your Child

5 Benefits of Reading to Your Child

Reading aloud is one of the most important habits that I seek to cultivate in our home. Yet in spite of how much I value literacy and literature, I’m surprised that often several days go by and we’ve barely read anything besides naptime stories. Even though I think of myself as “a mom who reads aloud,” it’s easy to let the habit slip in the midst of the busyness and distractions of daily life. I have to remind myself often to keep read alouds a priority and a default activity. Here are some of the benefits I like to remind...

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