Category Archives: Learn

LEARN: Reading is All Fun and Sight Words

Reading is one of the most important skills a child will ever learn. To live a productive life reading, literacy- they are vital! In most schools, children must be able to read simple sentences and stories by the end of first grade. By third grade, they should be able to read almost any kind of […]

LEARN: The Key To Success is…..Art?

Art, it turns out, might be the key to getting good grades! It seems that nurturing creativity and a child’s unique expression of their individuality can have a huge impact on how they do in other areas of their life. Many studies continue telling us the same thing. For example, a paper published by the […]

LEARN: Beat Boredom With Board Games

Do our kids know how to really entertain themselves or have they learned to use electronic devices to fill the void of engaging themselves with family and friends? Have their social skills become numbed with video games, TV and music plugged into their ears?  When free time does come on those rainy or too-hot days, […]

LEARN: Developing Emotional Intelligence with Board Games

emotional intelligence

What Is Emotional Intelligence? We have heard of the importance of emotional intelligence at work, but what is it?  Emotional intelligence refers to having the ability to identify and manage one’s own emotions, as well as the emotions of others. The three areas involve: being emotionally aware, being able to harness emotions to think and […]

LEARN: The What & How of Different Stages of Play

According to the dictionary, play is the act of “engaging in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.” As it turns out, though, play does have a purpose, and (as obvious as it might sound) it’s important to remember that not all play is the same!   So…why exactly does […]

LEARN: Experiential Play- What, Why & How?

Experiential Play

            When I look back at what I remember best from being a kid, it’s always the things I experienced. What’s Experiential Play? Experiential Play is playtime that gives people the chance to learn through experience and reflection. Instead of having strict rules, Experiential Play allows each person to explore […]

STEM & STE(A)M: What They Are and Why it Matters

Children engaging and learning in STE(A)M activity

What are STEM and STEAM? STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STE(A)M, on the other hand, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.  Both of these concepts aim to encourage an interdisciplinary approach towards learning, in which kids apply skills from not one but all topics when they encounter […]