A Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, and the Making Caring Common Project share recommendations about how to raise children to become caring, respectful, and responsible adults. The Washington Post (click photo for video)
Super Simple Pumpkin Seeds Recipe
Don't throw out those pumpkin seeds! They are not only delicious, but also are high in zinc, other minerals, amino acids, and vitamin K. As a Practical Life exercise, roast some in your classroom...or at home! (see recipe, below)
Inequality Starts Before Birth
In 2011, as the result of youth advocacy around the world, the United Nations declared October 11 as the official day of the International Day of the Girl Child. Its mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.”
Question: How are we all doing our part, as parents and educators?
See My Jack-o-Lantern
With the "dreaded" Halloween just around the corner...start practicing this super fun poem with your children. Be expressive, and be prepared for lots of giggles!
(from our UMA archives)
A Preschool Problem?
This NPR-ED article states that bias "isn't just a police problem"...It's a preschool problem. Read on...(click graphic, below)
The Nuts & Bolts of Practical Life
How can a very simple nuts-and-bolts activity be developmentally meaningful for a young child? So many benefits...read on.
First, our thanks to Yohanna Ruger, UMA student from Tigard, Oregon for creating this sensorially appealing (and beautifully simple!) Practical Life activity. Notice there were no plastics used here. Even the tray is made of wood.
So, what are the developmental benefits?
How to Communicate with Children
Here's a great article entitled:
"The Most Powerful Way to Love A Child"
Written by Janet Lansbury, inspired by the research and wisdom of Magda Gerber.
A long article but worth reading all the way through. (click photo for full article)