18 Jul · isabella · No Comments

How Teachers Can Rock this Summer

Retrieved from: http://theblissprojectblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/top-10-reasons-teachers-need-summers-off/   Be a student. With summer finally coming around, this is the best time for you to turn into a student yourself. Whether it’s taking online courses, pursuing a Master’s, or learning a new language, the sudden availability of free time that comes when school is finally over is the perfect opportunity to …

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11 Jul · Bibi · No Comments

How to Control Your Child’s Screen time

Whether you want to admit it or not, screen time is a “thing” for kids of pretty much all ages. Statistics show that many parents start exposing their children to screen time as young as three years old. Whether you subscribe to that idea or not, one thing that cannot be denied is that kids …

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7 Jul · Fatima Waheed · No Comments

Circle of Color

This month at Rock and Roll Daycare we celebrated the Indian International night and were lucky enough to watch Indian dancers perform for children. Many classrooms also made use of the summer time and adventured out to field trips. The infants took a boat ride by the Charles river and learned about sounds from various …

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17 Jun · Bibi · No Comments

Summer Camp Survival Guide

As school winds down, summer camp season is revving up. Whether your child is going to a day camp or a sleepaway camp, there are certain “must-haves” to make the experience an enjoyable one. Check out our summer camp survival guide before your child leaves the house.           Bathing Suit & …

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10 Jun · isabella · No Comments

The Key Life Skills That Kids Need to Know

It is true that school gives children a well rounded education, but does it prepare them for life after graduation? Learning about cells and basic economic patterns are not all that schools should offer their students. Here are a few skills you can teach in your classroom that may not follow the curriculum word-by-word, but …

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2 Jun · Fatima Waheed · 2 Comments

O Holy India!

Children at Rock n Roll were busy learning about India this month and got much needed outdoor time too. Some prepared for the annual Spring tea event by practicing pouring, serving and some grace and courtesy which includes using polite conversation. Different classrooms also spent time learning about new things. Younger toddlers studied transportation; they …

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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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3 May · Fatima Waheed · One Comment

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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