education

Forest Kindergartens: Where Mother Nature is the Teacher in an Outdoor Classroom

Forest Kindergartens: Where Mother Nature is the Teacher in an Outdoor Classroom

Wouldn’t it be amazing if your youngster could spend his formative years outside exploring and learning about nature vs. being stuck inside without fresh air, exercise or a working knowledge of the

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Is Lack of Recess Breaks Causing the Alarming Rise in ADHD Diagnoses Among Children?

Is Lack of Recess Breaks Causing the Alarming Rise in ADHD Diagnoses Among Children?

The stats are pretty staggering: as many as 11% of school-aged children in the country have been diagnosed with ADHD since 2011. 10,000 toddlers have also been diagnosed with and medicated for the same

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An Ozone Garden Tells You About the Air Quality Around Your Home

An Ozone Garden Tells You About the Air Quality Around Your Home

What if you could simply look at the leaves on the plants in your garden to find out about the air quality in your neighborhood? Theoretically you can, if you plant a National Center for Atmospheric

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AAP Recommends that Parents Read Aloud to Their Children from Birth Onward

AAP Recommends that Parents Read Aloud to Their Children from Birth Onward

New parents can expect a little extra advice from now on at well-baby check-ups, as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has announced that all parents should read to their children from birth onward.

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20 Educational and FUN Sensory Table Activities for Kids!

20 Educational and FUN Sensory Table Activities for Kids!

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12 Year-Old Uses LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Set to Build a Braille Printer for the Blind

12 Year-Old Uses LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Set to Build a Braille Printer for the Blind

After transforming his LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit into a braille printer for the blind, 12 year-old Shubham Banerjee is now receiving invitations from the White House. The seventh-grader was formally invited

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MUSE School in Los Angeles will be the First Entirely Vegan School in the U.S.

MUSE School in Los Angeles will be the First Entirely Vegan School in the U.S.

Located in beautiful Malibu Canyon between Malibu and Calabasas, California, the MUSE School is anchored on 22 breathtaking acres abutting the Santa Monica Mountain conservation lands and is already one

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Are National Parks and Public Lands Becoming Too Hands-Off for Kids?

Are National Parks and Public Lands Becoming Too Hands-Off for Kids?

The children at my son’s school makes a weekly pilgrimage from the urban jungle of Philadelphia to a local nature and environmental education center. Once there, in addition to learning about topics

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Teaching Girls How to Code, and Making Them Marketable Female Role Models in the Process

Teaching Girls How to Code, and Making Them Marketable Female Role Models in the Process

Establishing screen time limits is an essential part of parenting these days — but what if we also focused more, especially for girls, on how this screen time could be modified to learn a

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Eco Kids Planet Magazine is an Engaging, Educational Magazine for Kids Ages 7-11

Eco Kids Planet Magazine is an Engaging, Educational Magazine for Kids Ages 7-11

Eco Kids Planet is a new print and digital magazine for kids aged 7-11. This monthly publication seeks to provide young adventurers with interactive, exciting, and educational content, encouraging respect

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Tots Who Play Non-Educational Games on Smartphones Score Low on Verbal Tests

Tots Who Play Non-Educational Games on Smartphones Score Low on Verbal Tests

A recent study by pediatricians from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York found that 97% of families own touchscreen devices and 60% of parents say touchscreen device usage (TDU) results

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Boys’ Academic Struggles in School May Become Economic Struggles Later in Life

Boys’ Academic Struggles in School May Become Economic Struggles Later in Life

Most people are well aware of the phenomenon of the behavior gap between rich and poor children. The New York Times reports that this gap shows that by the time kids enter

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Why I Think Parents Should Experience the Magic of Childhood Alongside Their Kids

Why I Think Parents Should Experience the Magic of Childhood Alongside Their Kids

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5 Great Tents Make the Outdoors Tent-alizing!

5 Great Tents Make the Outdoors Tent-alizing!

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Rocket-Themed Mini-Golf Course Opens Soon at the New York Hall of Science!

Rocket-Themed Mini-Golf Course Opens Soon at the New York Hall of Science!

The countdown to the opening of the amazing science-themed miniature golf course at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has begun! Officially opening on April 1, 2014, this delightful 9-hole course is a

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Fashion Design Camp Teaches Kids How to Mindfully Create Their Own Clothing from Scratch

Fashion Design Camp Teaches Kids How to Mindfully Create Their Own Clothing from Scratch

It only takes one week to transform your little fashion-designer-in-the-making into a full-fledged prodigy. The Unincorporated Life—a Los Angeles-based branding, clothing, and education company, is

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The Hartsbrook School’s New Waldorf Early Childhood Building Teaches Kids the Art of Sustainabilty

The Hartsbrook School’s New Waldorf Early Childhood Building Teaches Kids the Art of Sustainabilty

The Hartsbrook School in Northampton, Massachusetts is celebrating their newly constructed environmentally friendly early childhood building. Set on the Waldorf School Hadley campus, parents and staff set

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Floating Solar-Powered Boat Schools Bring the Classroom to Children in Flood-Prone Bangladesh

Floating Solar-Powered Boat Schools Bring the Classroom to Children in Flood-Prone Bangladesh

Every year during the monsoon season, the rivers and streams of Bangladesh swell and inundate much of the country. Up to two-thirds of the nation experiences extreme flooding, cutting off transportation

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