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Our Learning Moments is a blog where families share stories about their children’s learning.

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March 5, 2018

Playing, Exploring, and Discovering with Chores at Home

Our afternoon of raking leaves opened my eyes to the opportunities everyday chores can offer for playing, exploring, and discovering. Here are some of the chores around our home that we have found to be exciting.

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Authored by: Kristin Roberts
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Diverse group of kids
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February 1, 2018

My Son's Realization That He's "Brown"

Between 3 and 4 years old, my son realized that he was "brown." This story recounts the way I helped him feel special for having unique characteristics - brown skin and black eyes.

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Authored by: Kim Doan
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Young girl holding parent's hands outside
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March 7, 2017

Encouraging Your Child to Lead

When children have opportunities to make decisions and increase their independence, they see that their own identity is important. They are able to build confidence when their thoughts and opinions are valued by those around them.

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Authored by: Andrea Laser
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Laughing toddler
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November 29, 2016

Play with Free Stuff: No Batteries Required!

There are many, many items you dispose of every day that could be perfect toys for your young child.

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Authored by: Toni Sturdivant
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November 14, 2016

Sing With Me Baby!

Singing to a child is a great way to encourage musical development; but what are some additional ways to support very young children in this developmental milestone?

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Authored by: Amanda Holliday
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Children learning how to cook
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August 18, 2016

How a Cooking Class Became a Lesson in Engaging Children

We left with a much richer understanding of the foods in the region, a great set of recipes to recreate back in the states, and a role model in Lily for finding ways to engage children’s interests.

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Authored by: Mary Harrill
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Young girl playing on rock outside
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June 19, 2017

Forget the Playroom...Take Them Outside!

there are so many reasons you should consider more outdoor play time with your child, and here are a few.

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Authored by: Toni Sturdivant
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Father and baby boy smiling
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June 12, 2015

Saturday Mornings with Dad

It’s a space where men can talk about topics like napping, share with one another the best deals on diapers, and at the same time talk about their interests like sports, motorcycles, or computer games.

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Authored by: Robert Capuozzo
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May 25, 2017

Five Ideas to Encourage Learning This Summer

School may be out for the summer, but there are still lots of opportunities for young children to play and learn!

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Authored by: Georgi-Ann Clarke
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July 20, 2015

Buon Appetito: Sharing a Love of Food with Infants and Toddlers

How old did Henry have to be before I could share my love of food? Could I share this passion with him while his food consisted of pureed vegetables or bite-sized finger foods?

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Authored by: Natalie Haney Tilghman
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April 7, 2016

Back When You Knew I Loved You

You taught me and I taught you. We were companions and while you may have forgotten me, I will never forget you!

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Authored by: Cecilia Maron-Puntarelli
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