For Parents

Resources for parents and homeschoolers, because not all educators are teachers!

Benefits of Toddler Play

ThinkFun posted an article in their Education Blog about the Benefits of Toddler Play, including a cool little chart showing their “Top 10 Benefits of Play, Toddler Edition.” Check it out at:

The Decline of Play and the Rise of Sensory Issues

The Wall Street Journal is running a story connecting the decline of play with the rise of sensory issues. You’re probably familiar with kids who have sensory issues, even if those issues haven’t been identified. It’s a growing problem that is difficult to identify/diagnose, even for experienced teachers. Children with sensory issues are often labelled as troublemakers or defiant or overly sensitive, so instead of getting the treatment they need, they get discipline.

Product Review: Night Zookeeper

Rising EdTech Platform Combines Gaming and Technology to Encourage Literacy In YouthOver the last year, a new web platform called Night Zookeeper has helped over 100,000 students develop their writing, reading and creative thinking skills. Night Zookeeper team’s World Creative Writing Month initiative generated over 1 million words of original content written by kids in 131 countries. Developed by former school…