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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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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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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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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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June 22, 2015

Mud Brought Them Together

They enjoyed each other like they never had before in that muddy corner of the back yard.

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Authored by: Susan Friedman
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March 27, 2016

The Not-So-Magic Word

Words matter, but so does what’s behind the words. Let’s take away the magic of “the magic word,” and start teaching kids politeness.

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Authored by: Jarrod Green
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October 20, 2016

Time Goes By So Fast: Play Makes Meaningful Memories

As Walter Drew and Marcia Nell say, “Memories of joyful and meaningful play experiences help bind families together emotionally, even long after children are grown.”

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Authored by: Susan Friedman
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December 8, 2015

Selecting Gifts for the Young Children in Your Life

With the holidays quickly approaching, we’ve compiled some ideas on toys, play, and family learning that will come in handy when selecting gifts for the young children in your life.

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Authored by: Georgi-Ann Clarke
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August 27, 2013

A Few Thoughts on Separation Anxiety

Preparing children can help them with saying goodbye. Here are some suggestions to ease your child’s anxiety.

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Authored by: Meir Muller
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