Toy Day: Playful Learning and Skill-Building

All learners need practice in order to achieve skill proficiency in any given subject area.  We often think of skill practice as consisting of drills and exercises, yet activities to which the skills are applied are also a means of practice and are often more engaging and meaningful to children. Skills are increased with use.Continue reading “Toy Day: Playful Learning and Skill-Building”

Technology as a Tool for Connection

Last night my family met a larger group of extended family at a restaurant.  We were seated at a table near a large T.V., and my children were strategic in their choice of where to sit, remaining glued to the television throughout the entire course of our meal.  While I cannot blame them for beingContinue reading “Technology as a Tool for Connection”