I’m giving Mr. Groundhog the whole week. One should have more than just a day, right? We don’t get groundhogs in Colorado; but we are getting 11 inches of snow so far today, with more predicted. Snow day!!!! (Everyone does a happy dance!)
Here are some of my favorite links for the week.
Learning, games, science, technology, and more!
DIY Post Office Play Kit on Quirky Momma (my guest post)
“”In the last two decades children have lost 8 hours of free play per week and 30,000 schools in the United States have eliminated recess to make time for more academic study.” – Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
So recently we began creating play kits for ideas that both girls wanted to play.
The play kits gave my kids purposeful play experiences, which built important cognitive connections and lasted for hours and sometimes days.”
Valentine’s Card Creatures from Made By Joel
Valentine Playdough from NutureStore
Reading is not a race: The virtues of the ‘slow reading’ movement from The Washington Post
“Like the slow food movement, it is about more than just slowing down, though that is part of it. It is about an intimacy with authors; it is about paying attention, about caring, about rereading and savoring what we read. It is about finding the right pace. About pleasure more than efficiency.”
Battle of the Kids’ Books from SLJ
“School Library Journal’s Battle of the Kids’ Books is a competition among 16 of the very best books for young people of the year, judged by some of the biggest names in children’s books.”
My Body Belongs to Me from New York Family
“. . . why to start the difficult conversation with their children about body boundaries and the necessity of telling an adult if someone ever hurts or touches them inappropriately.”
Google launches a new education site
“Google has revamped its site for educators, creating a redesigned repository for all its educational tools and resources for teachers, schools, and students.”
Great links, right? So much reading to do . . .
Have a FANTASTIC weekend!
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