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Using Stories to Continue the Learning At Home – in Educa

Activity Suggestions & Parent Story Tips Stories written by parents (called “parent stories” in Educa) are a meaningful part of a child’s portfolio, the story of a learning journey that will be read to your child many times and valued … Read More

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Why Free Play is an Essential Part of a Child’s Education

Making Time For Child-Led Play Every Day Early educators understand the idea that play is important child’s work. This is particularly true of “free play,” self-directed play when kids can make their own rules, act out imaginative fantasies, explore the … Read More

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Easy Ways to Help Preschoolers Develop Self Control

A ground breaking study has shown that the ability to exercise self-control is a stronger determinant of a healthy and happy life, than IQ.  So why does self-control matter?  Here are 8 simple ideas for improving self control in young children.

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Transition Strategies for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Tips for early childhood educators and parents to help transition children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

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Finding The Spark, Nurturing Genius

This inspiring yet imperfect tale is a great read about the power of a mother’s love, persistence and believing in the abilities of your children.  

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Four Ways to Christmas Giving

What is the perfect number of gifts? Should they stretch to infinity or be restricted to four?

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Top 5 Things Teachers (Don’t) Want For Xmas. With Love

How can parents show their appreciation in the best of ways?  It doesn’t need to cost much – or anything!

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5 Emergency Supplies You Didn’t Know You Needed

It’s been a busy few days here in Wellington – the home of Educa!  We’ve compiled this list of 5 things easily overlooked in an emergency readiness kit.   We hope it helps

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Growing Readers in a World of Screens

We all know that children today are exposed to electronic devices and technology at an early age.  But how much is too much?  What do the experts say? Join us for the latest research on this hot topic

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Advice For New Parents Around Early Education

just a few words of wisdom that reflect a parent’s view…

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