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2017 Denver Summer Camp Programs

Getting prepped for Summer Camps?! The time to think about 2017 summer camp programs is here and for some schools, the time to register is now! Get an overview of Denver’s Local Private School Camps here. We have complied a list of programs that will keep your kids stimulated and occupied. Regardless of whether your child is enrolled, many private […]

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The Reggio Emilia Philosophy and Inspire Preschool

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr The Reggio Emilia philosophy believes that when children guide their experiences they are allowed opportunities for self expression, and therefore become active participants in their own learning.  Students learn through exploration and project-based experiences, and are encouraged to engage all their senses. In a Reggio Emilia classroom, the teacher’s […]

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Parents Get Inclusive

Written by Bethany Todd, in collaboration with Laura Barr Inclusion is a mindset. Inclusion is a culture. Inclusion is a right. Inclusion goes beyond the classroom. It’s a community e.Merging has partnered with Enlightened Inclusion. We join them in their mission: “committed to transforming the conversation around what it takes to create a culture that intentionally […]

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New Ideas on Teaching Gratitude

Written by Bethany Todd, in collaboration with Laura Barr In the month of December, when my children are constantly re-creating new Christmas lists, begging for gifts, asking for more candy, more treats, and just more, more, more, I’m reminded; I need to teach my children gratitude. My kids certainly do not have enough gratitude. And, neither do I.  Every […]

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Holiday Gifts that Support Creative Play

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr Tis the season for shopping and deciding what you want to give your kids this year. Check out our holiday gift list and consider buying some toys and gifts that support creative play! These gift ideas support children’s free play, imagination and creations. Also, check out the resources […]

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Family Literacy Night

Written by Bethany Todd, in collaboration with Laura Barr This week, I have been helping our local elementary school design a Family Literacy Night. In doing so, I  have been convicted; beyond reading to my little ones at night, we haven’t done much family literacy  lately. I, therefore, became inspired to create our own Family Literacy […]

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Talking to your Children about The Election

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr The elections are tomorrow and there is nearly no doubt that our children have been exposed to the media, conversations, and anxiety of the political season. If you haven’t talked to your children about the election yet, it’s not too late. I’m planning to talk to […]

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Lessons from Sesame Street on Empathy

Written by Bethany Todd, in collaboration with Laura Barr Last week, NPR discussed Sesame Street Workshop’s new survey results on kindness and kids. What Sesame Street found was that parents and teachers are worried that their children are growing up in an unkind world. They also found that people define kindness differently. Words used to describe kindness […]

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Siblings Series (Part 3): Fair vs. Equal

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr We have heard it over and over from our children…”It’s not fair.”  To stop and consider how we respond to this phrase is crucial. What is fair? Dictionary.com defines it as “in accordance with the rules or standards; legitimate. “the group has achieved fair and equal representation for all […]

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Denver Open Houses (UPDATED)

Written by Jen Rigsby Open House events are a great time for families to walk into a school to meet the administration, see the grounds and facilities, learn about the mission and values of the school, and see if its the right fit for your family. Schools use these events to share their school with […]

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