Democracy, Caring, and Kindness: An Election Book List

I believe it is incredibly important to educate our students about democratic elections and voting, especially during such a turbulent time in our political history. That’s why I decided to create a display of print books in our...

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The New Culture of Friendship in the Digital Age

I remember the day I received a cell phone; I had turned 16 and 3 months and received my driver’s license. The cell phone was not mine alone, however; my younger sister and I shared it. When I drove places, it was turned off. I was...

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How many private schools should I apply to?

by Liz Yee

Time has flown by—your child is growing up fast, and now you’re looking at schools. (Side note: how did your baby get big enough to go to school?) In addition to feeling like time is slipping through your hands like grains of sand,...

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Exploring Nature's Micro-World with Kids

When many people think of nature, they think of the big things—birds of prey, big predators, soaring mountains, vast deserts, and deep oceans. But, here, I want to talk about appreciating the things that are much closer to us,...

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Play and Learning in Early Childhood

When the word play is mentioned, I think of the joyous moments in my childhood—being outdoors on the swing or covered in mud or sand and making potions or delicious treats depending on the day. I think of the laughter, the sense of...

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Safety Tips for Outdoor Adventures with Kids

Ecophobia, or the fear or nature, is a real concern as a generation of young people grow up more and more disconnected from the natural world. Let’s face it—nature can be a scary place: ticks, poison ivy, polluted waters, wild...

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Help Your Preschooler Develop Conflict Resolution Skills

High quality preschool programs provide children many opportunities to develop the broad range of skills that are the building blocks for flourishing in elementary school and are also strongly correlated with health, educational...

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Urban Farming for DC Families

Urban farms are on the rise, and it makes good sense. As our cities expand and become more populated, it becomes ever more important for us to learn new ways to grow and distribute food.

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Ways to Encourage Your Child's Mathematical Thinking

Do you want to encourage your child’s mathematical thinking and help them keep their skills sharp, but you don’t want to sound like you’re nagging them or giving them homework? Math practice doesn’t always have to mean sitting down...

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Talking to Children about Digital Citizenship and Online Safety

We teach children in Kindergarten through 8th grade about the joys (and responsibilities) of using technology, because as helpful and enjoyable as technology can be, there are some risks that accompany this ever-changing field. We...

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