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In the Blink of an Eye

I remember the moment when I first looked into the eyes of of my first baby. His eyes black as night peered at me from under the blanket draped over us, Barely wiped down from the messy miracle of birth, he was placed against my bare chest. 997 more words


Letting the Child Lead the Way

You might be familiar with the idea that children learn best when they are following their interests.  But you might not know that by “following the child”, you’re also helping them develop… 315 more words


"Then I'll huff, and I'll puff...."

The Daring Dinosaurs created amazing replicas of the straw, stick, and brick houses from The Three Little Pigs. Each child had the opportunity to share his/her project to the class. 23 more words

Mathematical Thinking: Play and Learning

Mathematical Thinking: The Pattern of all Patterns

Tomorrow I present at the British Council here in Dakar, Senegal.  The subject is the creative ways of approaching mathematics in the classroom.  904 more words

Early Childhood Education And Care

Raising "Socio-Economically" Aware Kids

Wouldn’t it be nice if raising/educating children was mostly about the straight-forward stuff? Potty training, sleep schedules, even the “3 Rs” are not easy, but they have clear goals. 434 more words

Early Childhood Education


Creativity has been so hyped that unfortunately even children at the age of five or six are reluctant to venture something new in the classroom. You hear “I’m not good at …” as a reason for not attempting a task. 430 more words

Early Childhood

Announcing Fridays on the Shelf

A couple of weeks ago at church we had a great panel discussion about children’s education. Parents who’ve had kids graduate from home school, Christian school, and public school talked about some of the benefits and pitfalls of the particular style of education they’d chosen. 756 more words