Make Messes

There's always a lot of discussion amongst educators and parents about scaffolding -- giving kids just exactly the right amount of challenge to allow them to stretch without overwhelming or frustrating them.  It's a pretty difficult balance to strike, and for parents with quickly-growing youngsters, a constantly moving target. However, all your worries about this... Continue Reading →

Follow the Child

Just yesterday I wrote that I wasn't sure if my three-year-old was ready to try handwriting yet this summer. He's been loving with the Ron Paul Curriculum this summer, but mainly focusing on phonics, not handwriting. Then today he went outside, grabbed a piece of sidewalk chalk, and wrote an absolutely perfect capital A. This... Continue Reading →

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