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  • The Importance of the Arts to Thinking Skills

    Eliza Clark - Learning » Art

    In recent years, arts education has been threatened and in many places significantly curtailed due to budget cuts, focus on testing, and an increasing emphasis on STEM fields (reflected in declining enrollment in the humanities at the college level). In light of these develop.... read more

  • Learning to Knit

    Laure Latham - Learning » Art

    Looking to fill long summer days in the countryside or at home? All you need is ten busy fingers and a knack for crafts. Knitting is super fun for kids, teaches them a useful skill for life, and enhances their fine motor skills. If they get the hang of it by the time they get .... read more

  • Outdoor Photography: Hand Over the Camera to the Kids

    Caroline - Learning » Art

    Families everywhere are taking advantage of these beautiful summer days by hitting the beach or taking a hike in a local park. Summer break promises some of the best times of year to get outdoors with your kids. And, while you're out doors, chances are you will bring your .... read more

  • What Happens Next? Four Activities to Get Them Thinking

    Ashley O'Neill - Learning » Science

    Babies like to put every item within reach into their tiny mouths, just to see how they taste and feel. Toddlers enjoy ripping and breaking things, just to see how they are made. Preschoolers ask "why?" on average every fifteen seconds, just to figure out how things work. And .... read more

  • Amazing Mazes!

    Ginger Carlson - Learning » Cognitive

    Mazes can be traced back to as early as the 5th century BC Egyptians, with early records placing the Egyptian Labyrinth as more fantastical than even the pyramids. We see mazes appear in literature as early as the story of the Greek myth of the Minotaur. Fortunately for u.... read more

  • Summer Counting Fun

    Jennifer - Learning » Math

    With the warm, lazy months of summer upon us, Savvy wants to help you keep your little one's mind active. Here are some summery activities to keep your kids counting through the best months of the year. They are sure to be having so much fun that they won't even know it is goo.... read more

  • The Best Books for Math-Curious Kids

    Laure Latham - Learning » Math

    Math, meet books for children. Children, prepare to love math. When math collides with literature and fun, you never know what your kids will be up to. Will they start seeing their bedroom in geometrical shapes? Will they divide up oranges into quarters at the dinner table to .... read more

  • Summer Math as Summer Reading

    Eliza Clark - Learning » Math

    What are your children enjoying most this summer: their math workbooks or their reading lists? In our family, the summer reading goes down easy, but the math problems, not so much. The workbooks get done, but only with a lot of moaning and groaning along the way. It's a hard s.... read more

  • Summer Reading Challenges

    Ashley Young - Learning » Reading

    Summer is a great time to veg out in the shade on a hot afternoon with a good book, and books are so easy to tote to the pool or the beach. Your kids can join a summer reading challenge and earn recognition—and maybe prizes—for all of that page-turning!Your local library p.... read more

  • Learning a Second Language

    Eliza Clark - Learning » Language

    It's on the minds of many parents of young children: how can we help our kids learn a second language? There are many reasons for parents to be asking this question right from the start.  In our rapidly globalizing, increasingly interconnected world, a second language is .... read more

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