25 May · isabella · No Comments

How to Inspire Your Kids to Read More

Let’s face it, times are changing. Kids are now growing up with a tablet between their fingers, swiping away at a screen. It seems like the days when kids went outside with a tower of books in their hands are long gone… but not if we can do something about it. Reading is incredibly beneficial, especially …

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18 May · Bibi · No Comments

5 Ideas to Cure Summer Boredom

Chances are that your kids are counting down the days until their summer vacation begins. You may not be sharing the same excitement level because the start of their vacation means you need to start finding ways to keep them busy and from hearing those dreaded words, “I’m bored”.   While you can always take …

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11 May · isabella · No Comments

How to Challenge Gender Stereotypes in The Classroom

Pink is for girls, blue is for boys. Girls play with Barbie dolls, boys play with trucks. But wait… according to who?     Retrieved from: http://www.momsxyz.com/teaching-children-on-how-to-break-gender-stereotypes/     It is important to break gender role stereotypes at a young age as these soon manifest in larger manners later in life. Stereotyped ideas about what is …

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3 May · Fatima Waheed · No Comments

Feeling the Earth

Alas! The long-awaited season of Spring is finally here which means our tiny humans can finally begin exploring their surroundings. We took a big interest in Earth week in April and discussed many ways of taking care of our environment. Children also had their Mexican international night where they sang and danced their hearts out …

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20 Apr · isabella · No Comments

Take Your Class Outside

“Can we have class outside?”   This is a question all teachers have undoubtedly heard and usually veto. The outdoors seems like a distracting and unorganized terrain; an unnecessary obstruction to the lesson plan. How could children possibly concentrate outside the walls of the classroom? Well, there is actually an abundance of research indicating that …

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12 Apr · Bibi · No Comments

5 Fun Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is sneaking up on us (it’s May 13th, just in case you forgot!). If you haven’t thought about what to get for mom, grandma, or any other special mom figure in your life, we’ve got you covered. Instead of going with the standard flowers, candy, or jewelry, try a homemade gift.   When …

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5 Apr · isabella · No Comments

5 Small, Every-Day Actions Teachers can do That Will Go a Long Way with Their Students

What if I told you that there are five small, minimal things you can do every day to make your student’s day brighter and their learning experience more positive? Well, there are ! Start making a habit out of these ten actions within your classroom and you’ll notice the difference in your students’ behavior and …

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1 Apr · Fatima Waheed · No Comments

Allowing creativity in investigation…

This month tiny humans at RRDC were busy learning about Mexico, enjoying sharpening their senses with sensorial activities and building motor strength. Children work like busy bees during the Montessori work period, when appropriate depending on the age group, inside their classrooms. They take their work outdoors to explore too.  All children, especially toddlers and …

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13 Mar · chris@bostonstringquartet.com · No Comments

Mexican Heritage Songbook

Enjoy the Mexican Heritage Collection. For a full PDF of the Mexican Heritage Songbook, please click on the book cover image. If you would like to try our NEW online version of the songbook or if you, have trouble downloading links below, please click here.

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6 Mar · Bibi · No Comments

Creative Play Ideas

When your kids have been telling you they’re bored for the past half an hour it can be tempting to put a screen in front of their face and walk away. Whether you put in a movie or set up a game to play, giving them screen time may seem like the easy fix to …

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