8 Physical Activities for Kids of All Ages

8 Physical Activities for Kids of All Ages

Studies show that kids who get regular physical activity experience improvements in fitness and brain function. Physically active children aren’t just healthier, but they also learn better. This is why we encourage teachers and parents to include movement...
How to Apply Montessori Principles During COVID-19

How to Apply Montessori Principles During COVID-19

Montessori is an innovative, child-centered approach to education, developed a century ago by Dr. Maria Montessori. With many families home together during the COVID-19 pandemic, families can incorporate some of the guiding principles of the Montessori philosophy to...
Why Healthy School Meals Matter

Why Healthy School Meals Matter

Guest Blog Post by Dana Taylor, Manager of Programs and Partnerships, National PTA danataylor@pta.org Proper nutrition is linked to improved academic performance. Unfortunately, many students today are not receiving the nutrition they need at home. The statistics are...
Heart Health + Active Learning Valentine’s Activities

Heart Health + Active Learning Valentine’s Activities

Holidays are the perfect time to harness students’ energy and excitement into active learning opportunities, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Here are some of our favorite heart-healthy and valentine-centered classroom activities for February 14th. These ideas...
A Blizzard of Kinesthetic Learning Activities for Winter

A Blizzard of Kinesthetic Learning Activities for Winter

With shorter days and fewer minutes spent outdoors for recess time, winter is a great time to integrate additional movement into classroom activities. Bundle up and dig into these creative active learning ideas to help you reinforce key concepts with your students....