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March 29, 2018

Literary skills start very young. With children birth to age 5, librarian Dawn LaBrosse says, “Playful learning is memorable learning.”  There are playful ways to incorporate daily learning that prepare children for school and increase their literacy skills.

Five activi...

March 26, 2018


Youth services coordinator for the county of Washington in Minnesota and mother of 2. She coordinates the youth, teen, family programs and does regular story-time across 7 locations. Been a children’s librarian for 12 years. Studied at St. Thomas in Literature and got...

March 22, 2018

Emotional Intelligence is defined as the ability to recognize, understand and manage our own emotions, as well as influence the emotions of others from the place of compassion.

Professionally trained healer Amy Wilder defines it this way: being aware of emotions, tracki...

March 19, 2018

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Gives kids tools to manage big emotions on a daily basis

Amy: I had a child that was having a lot of physical problems and the western medicine solutions weren’t working. I was introduced to alternative medicine after 8 years...

March 15, 2018

Benefits of Learning a Art for Students

Art has many benefits for young students, and its instruction in the classroom will help children grow in their education in a variety of ways.

Growth mindset

Art is a powerful way to teach growth mindset. Timothy Bogatz, from Art o...

March 15, 2018


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Timothy Bogatz

Former high school art teacher near Omaha, 2015 art teacher of the year in Nebraska

Always loved art, took art classes when he was young, wanted to go to art school when he was young but decided to teach because his...

March 9, 2018

Kirsten Maxwell- Kids are a Trip

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From Phoenix AZ, lives in Chicago, two degrees in Spanish and Elementary Ed. Taught Spanish before she had kids. After having kids, she decided to stay home and substitute teach, and then had two more boys, now...

March 8, 2018

Travel is an education.

Traveling is a way to expose children to different things that are outside of their everyday experiences. Travel is educational because as children see these new things, they are learning new cultures, new words, new ways of doing things and new...

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