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Don’t Skip the Nursery Rhymes!

Should you read nursery rhymes with your babies? Toddlers? Preschoolers? The overwhelming evidence suggests a big, resounding YES! But aren’t they old and outdated? Before you jump to conclusions about reading centuries-old poetry, hear me out. I recently read an article about the importance of reading nursery rhymes to young children. The more I thought about […]

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STEAM at Goddard School

STEAM in Early Childhood Education  

This post was sponsored by The Goddard School® WaukeeMost of us would agree that our world needs more problem solvers, but how do we create them? The answer is STEAM activities.  What are STEAM activities?  STEAM activities, which include science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, provide children with hands-on opportunities to learn problem-solving skills while exercising their creative and critical thinking skills. STEAM […]

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Science Center of Iowa Early Child education

Science Programs for Little Learners

This post was sponsored by The Science Center of Iowa. A parent is a child’s first teacher – and the Science Center of Iowa (SCI)’s early childhood programs provide opportunities for children to explore science topics and for parents/caregivers to feel more confident being a STEM coach for their child. Families agree: “I specialize in […]

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The Goddard School® Waukee: Gardening with Your Preschooler

This post was sponsored by The Goddard School® Waukee The Goddard School® of Waukee incorporates gardening into its daily curriculum for students twelve months through six years. We truly value the beauty of the gardening process as we guide children in planning, planting, watering, weeding, and maintaining different types of plants. Every child participates in gardening […]

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Bergman Academy

At Bergman Academy, middle schoolers become middle scholars

This post is sponsored by Bergman Academy.Bergman Academy is an independent school with intentionally small class sizes (maximum of 16 learners per class). It is located in the heart of historic Greenwood Park at the former Science Center of Iowa. A Bergman Academy education lasts far beyond eighth grade. It provides a foundation for life. […]

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