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How to Get Your Kids Outside this Winter

  Fresh air reinvigorating your soul, vitamin D boosting your mind. What’s not to love about the great outdoors? We know the many benefits of getting outside daily, but in the cold and dark months of winter – particularly with little ones in tow! – a brisk walk around the …

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Teaching Little Kids About Diversity

  Here’s what we know about educating children: it’s never too early to start. Whether our kids are in high chairs at 2 or on the high dive at 7, training their eyes and hearts to notice diversity and celebrate inclusion is of the utmost priority. Today, with the help of our larger …

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How to Teach Kids to Read

  Teaching kids to read can often feel like a daunting task, especially when we’re inundated with benchmark questions from well-meaning friends and family: Does Charlie know his animal sounds yet? Is Huck on to chapter books yet? Any progress on the reading yet? But here’s the truth: with patience …

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The Truth About STEAM Skills

  “STEAM skills” is a buzz phrase for good reason. After all, science + tech innovations are becoming more and more essential as our society moves toward globalization in a knowledge-based economy. In the words of the National Science Foundation, our youngest kids are being challenged to develop their capabilities …

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How to Kick Off the New Year Right

  Here’s what I know — the holiday season with young children is L-O-N-G. It’s filled to the brim with magical moments, of course: rummaging through last year’s sentimental ornaments, marveling at how much has changed. Weeks of rosemary in the kitchen, classic Bing Crosby croons, a tree glowing bright …

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6 Questions to Ask Yourself This Year

  In parenting and in life, we’re so quick to reach for the newest, shiniest idea to keep our kids happy and engaged as often as possible. But without taking the time to assess what’s currently working and where we can improve, we’re simply throwing a handful of random ideas …

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6 Simple Moments to Share With Your Kids

Making Christmas magic can be wonderful and beautiful and joy-filled, but for many of us, it often feels overwhelming. The gifts to wrap, the cards to send, the boughs to hang — what’s meant to connect us often leaves us feeling the opposite. Disconnected, frenzied, weary to the bone. This …

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The #1 Toy Your Child Needs

  If you’ve been following the work of Other Goose for any number of minutes, you know we believe in prop-free, prep-free learning. In other words, you don’t need bins full of toys and stacks of curricula to teach a child well. But every now and then, we stumble upon …

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4 Real-Life Homeschooling Rhythms for Working Parents

  We’re hearing it over and over: “I want to homeschool, but I’m a working parent. Can I really meet the demands of at-home learning for my kids? I don’t want to fail them.” While every educational decision is a personal one, we know from experience that homeschooling is totally …

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