Stone Soup – A Lesson through the Ages

Stone Soup - A Lesson through the Ages

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Maya Angelou

Today, I was reminded of a lesson from years ago. It was a story told in my oldest son’s kindergarten class. Even now, after having heard the story many times, it always takes my mind on a gentle journey...

EEEEEK!! My Preschooler Has Homework

My Preschooler Has Homework

My preschooler brought home, homework! How can that be? He is still my little baby. He’s not old enough for homework. He’s not ready for this… I’M not ready for this! *Sigh* Does that sound familiar? We are several weeks into the school year and some preschoolers’ parents had those exact things to...

What Children Learn through Art

What’s art got to do with it, got to do with it?

“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.” George Bernard Shaw. I can think of nothing more descriptive of art than those words. Oh, how true they are. A child creating a work of art is the equivalent of a songwriter pouring emotion...

Home and School Partnerships

Home and School Partnerships

It’s a new school year and what better time to talk about home and school partnerships. For the purposes of this article, the term “school” includes childcare centers, preschools, public and private school systems. To build that relationship and make the partnership work, that requires effort, patience,...

Teaching Life Skills Through Center Play

Teaching Life Skills Through Center Play

Does your four-year-old know how to sit down in a restaurant and order sushi? Do they know how to take an order? Cash out a purchase? Cook a meal? The odds are the answers to those questions is probably no. At Kidz World, we pride ourselves on teaching life skills through center play. A four-year-old is not going...

The Best of the Parenting Hacks

The Best of the Parenting Hacks

Gena Lee Nolin said, “My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning,” they are also the reason you’re exhausted, losing your hair, and yoga pants your favorite article of clothing. Parenting is the hardest, yet most rewarding job you will ever have....

Science with Infants

Science with Infants

Science is an intimidating subject for many people. Throw that subject in with the word “infants” and people run screaming. Many believe that science is something that can only be taught by highly trained and certified teachers. Those same people believe that science is something that cannot be taught to an...