Hand in Hand Learning Land

Contact information, map and directions, contact form, opening hours, services, ratings, photos, videos and announcements from Hand in Hand Learning Land, Nursery, 2410 Bel Air Drive, Glenview, IL.

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 08/01/2022

Timeline photos

"What's the purpose of school?" a teacher asked her class. This kid's answer makes our day. ❤️

07/18/2022
Celebrate International Mud Day at The Grove! 06/24/2022

Celebrate International Mud Day at The Grove!

Looks like lots of fun!

Celebrate International Mud Day at The Grove! Check out the brand new Dig It! The Secrets of Soil exhibit opening on June 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Plus, enjoy a beautiful evening on the Farm tomorrow night!

A Toddler's Need for Boundaries - No Walk in the Park - Janet Lansbury 06/14/2022

A Toddler's Need for Boundaries - No Walk in the Park - Janet Lansbury

A Toddler's Need for Boundaries - No Walk in the Park - Janet Lansbury When an infant approaches the end of his first year, parents begin to struggle with boundaries. Soft-hearted parents allow a child to climb all over them in my parent/infant class. The child is searching for limits and boundaries for his behavior. But moms and dads are often afraid to say, “I don....

06/11/2022

🖤🖤

06/11/2022

|Remembering beloved children’s author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak (1928 - 2012), on what would have been his 94th birthday. Thank you for making children’s imaginations run wild.|

U.S. Kids Are Falling behind Global Competition, but Brain Science Shows How to Catch Up 06/09/2022

U.S. Kids Are Falling behind Global Competition, but Brain Science Shows How to Catch Up

U.S. Kids Are Falling behind Global Competition, but Brain Science Shows How to Catch Up Paid parental leave and high-quality child care improve children’s brain development and prospects for a better future

Why Reading Aloud to Middle School Students Works 06/08/2022

Why Reading Aloud to Middle School Students Works

Reading aloud at all ages!

Why Reading Aloud to Middle School Students Works The benefits of reading aloud aren’t limited to elementary students. One middle school teacher explains how “read-alongs” improve comprehension and boost engagement.

Mobile uploads 06/07/2022

Reading aloud as a family can be such a sweet family tradition.

Credit: Neil Gaiman
Retrieved from Pinterest

06/03/2022
05/25/2022

Join us on Sunday, June 5th for Get Out & Go!

Follow our treasure map through the natural areas of Gallery Park and Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie.

Walk or ride your bicycle and earn stamps for answering questions about discoveries you make along the way!

The treasure hunt ends here, at the Tyner Center, where you can learn about being green, and enjoy a tasty treat!

Check in at Park Center - Glenview Park District , between 10am-2pm.
No advance registration necessary. For more information, call 847-299-6096.
🚴‍♀️🚶
__________

The Most Loving Way to Say 'No' - Janet Lansbury 05/24/2022

The Most Loving Way to Say 'No' - Janet Lansbury

The Most Loving Way to Say 'No' - Janet Lansbury I share lots of advice about toddler behavior because I know many parents find discipline issues intensely challenging. I was one of them. With my first child, especially, learning to recognize and respond effectively to her tests and limit-pushing behavior (which seemed to spring out of nowhere tow...

05/12/2022

Recent research out of Australia shows that time spent in quiet free play between 2 and 5 years’ age predicted self-regulation years later. This study provides early support for parenting programs designed to increase opportunities for children to spend time in unstructured, free play in the early years. Read more at https://bit.ly/3kBU9AU

Timeline photos 05/12/2022

Timeline photos

Mobile uploads 04/15/2022

Mobile uploads

The cares of your child's heart are just as big to them, as your own cares feel to you.

In ordinary moments, we have the opportunity to give attention, practice empathy, & demonstrate love... 💛💛💛

Kindergarten Teachers Speak Out for Children’s Happiness 04/11/2022

Kindergarten Teachers Speak Out for Children’s Happiness

Well said!

Kindergarten Teachers Speak Out for Children’s Happiness How can teachers bring common sense and compassion to education policy?

Kindergarten Teachers Speak Out for Children’s Happiness 04/11/2022

Kindergarten Teachers Speak Out for Children’s Happiness

Yes, yes, yes! Thank you for your wise words! You have always been such a strong advocate for children and their families. Thank you, Sharon!

Kindergarten Teachers Speak Out for Children’s Happiness How can teachers bring common sense and compassion to education policy?

4 Reasons To Ditch Academic Preschools - Janet Lansbury 04/06/2022

4 Reasons To Ditch Academic Preschools - Janet Lansbury

4 Reasons To Ditch Academic Preschools - Janet Lansbury I’m still scratching my head that I actually witnessed this… Years ago, I was investigating preschools for my first child and made a scheduled visit to one of the most popular schools in the neighborhood, chosen by parents I consider to be intelligent and thoughtful. As I entered the classroom a...

03/24/2022

“Igniting curiosity and supporting exploration are pillars of brain development, because learning cannot happen if children are not curious enough to explore.”

How to Talk to Kids About the Ukraine Invasion 03/02/2022

How to Talk to Kids About the Ukraine Invasion

How to Talk to Kids About the Ukraine Invasion Many kids may be hearing about the situation in Ukraine. Our instincts may be to avoid talking to them about tough stuff on the news, but if we don't, they'll piece it together from other places. Our job is to provide our kids with accurate, age-appropriate information, while reminding them that the...

Timeline photos 12/19/2021

Timeline photos

Ask anyone who works in a primary school or elementary , and you'll hear a similar refrain. dropping out of their chairs is the new normal. But why? What's going on that's making simply sitting in a chair a physical challenge for our youth?

A highly respected director of a progressive preschool who has been teaching preschoolers for about 40 years says she has seen major changes in the social and physical development of children in the past few generations. “Kids are just different,” she said. “They are more easily frustrated – often crying at the drop of a hat.” She has also observed that children were frequently falling out of their seats “at least three times a day,” less attentive, and running into each other and even the walls. “It is so strange. You never saw these issues in the past.”

She went on to complain that even though her school was considered highly progressive, they were still feeling the pressure to limit free more than she would like in order to meet the growing demands for academic readiness that was expected before children entered kindergarten.

It is through active free play outdoors where children start to build many of the foundational life skills they need in order to be successful for years to come. It is before the age of 7 years — ages traditionally known as “pre-academic” — when children desperately need to have a multitude of whole-body sensory experiences on a daily basis in order to develop strong bodies and minds. This is best done outside where the senses are fully ignited and young bodies are challenged by the uneven and unpredictable, ever-changing terrain.

Preschool years are not only optimal for children to learn through play, but also a critical developmental period. If children are not given enough natural movement and play experiences, they start their academic careers with a disadvantage. They are more likely to be clumsy, have difficulty paying attention, trouble controlling their emotions, utilise poor problem-solving methods, and demonstrate difficulties with social interactions. We are consistently seeing , , and issues pop up more and more in later childhood, partly because of inadequate opportunities to move and play at an early age.
The system, located inside our inner ear, is responsible for our sense of balance and spatial awareness. It also plays an important role in focus and attention, visual skills, and emotional regulation. It is stimulated and developed by moving through space in a variety of directions—particularly at high speeds.
“Inside your inner ear are little hair cells. And we need to move in all different directions so that fluid moves back and forth and stimulates those hair cells, and that develops the vestibular sense. That sense is key to all the other senses. If that's not working right, it can affect everything," says Angela Hanscom, pediatric occupational therapist.

Weaker core and postural muscles, an underdeveloped vestibular sense, and too many consecutive hours spent at a desk without a break for physical activity all add up. Once we put these factors together, we can start to understand why a child might fall out of their seat at school.
Research continues to point out that young children learn best through meaningful play experiences. Education has need to transition towards play-based learning rather than away from it, for the sake of our current and upcoming generations.

https://cstu.io/bb0baa
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/03/17/the-consequences-of-forcing-young-kids-to-sit-too-long-in-class/

10/27/2021

So important to know!

Fascinating!!👇

Learn more here:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/freedom-learn/201911/kindergarten-teachers-speak-out-children-s-happiness

We are excited to have Peter Gray as one of our keynote speakers at our TimberNook Conference this year! ❤🙌

Timeline photos 08/29/2021

Timeline photos

Great infographic!! ❤

Mobile uploads 08/27/2021

Mobile uploads

08/05/2021
08/04/2021

What are your thoughts?

Timeline photos 07/04/2021

Timeline photos

Too Much Too Soon
"Too Much Too Soon" is the name of the Cambridge University's study into too early schooling. Their findings are echoed in Heather Shumaker's quote. When Heather talks about 'the pace of evolution' she is referring to the way the brain evolved and unfolds. The timing is genetically encoded with biological shifts in the brain at 1 year, 4 years, 7 years, 10-11 years and 15 years. Each of the 'spaces' between those shifts is filled with the activities which build the foundations for the next stage of development. What that means is time stolen from the 'building of foundations' impacts on the integrity of the whole system.

05/15/2021

Toddlers making "their own kind of music"!

03/20/2021

Lovely words from author Margaret Atwood to celebrate the first day of spring: “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

To celebrate the arrival of spring, we've featured 35 of our favorite girl-empowering books about springtime and gardening in our blog post, "Mighty Girl Books Celebrating Springtime & Gardening" at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=11501

For many books for young readers about the importance of protecting the natural world, check out our special feature on "Top Children's Books on the Environment" at https://www.amightygirl.com/mighty-girl-picks/top-children-s-books-on-the-environment

And, if you're in the Southern Hemisphere and recently welcomed the arrival of autumn, you can find seasonal fall books in our post, "Harvest Time! Fabulous Fall Mighty Girl Books" at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=13023

Thanks to The Art of Simple for sharing this image!

03/20/2021
09/26/2020
Photos from Hand in Hand Learning Land's post 09/26/2020

Learning all about bees, and bee keeping ... so much fun!

Timeline photos 08/16/2020

Timeline photos

We love this from Wilder Child. Kids learn so much from one another.

07/04/2020

Good summary from Pathway 2 Success and National Center for Youth Issues

Girls' Confidence Plummets Starting at Age 8: Here's How to Keep Her Confidence Strong 07/04/2020

Girls' Confidence Plummets Starting at Age 8: Here's How to Keep Her Confidence Strong

Girls' Confidence Plummets Starting at Age 8: Here's How to Keep Her Confidence Strong The authors of the bestselling confidence guide for girls share advice for parents on how to stop the steep drop in confidence common among tween girls.

Kwame Alexander reads The Undefeated 06/19/2020

Kwame Alexander reads The Undefeated

Kwame Alexander reads The Undefeated Watch the fantastic Kwame Alexander read aloud from his book The Undefeated, which remembers unforgettable, unafraid and unbowed, famous and overlooked figur...

05/09/2020

This reminder helps. ❤️💛💚💜

Via TeacherGoals

05/07/2020

It takes a team...🍎

03/29/2020

So we’ve had a week in lockdown. How has your week been?

I’ve seen lots of lovely posts of ‘home schooling / home preschooling’. We’ve all been thrown into a situation which none of us expected or planned for. Please don’t feel pressured into getting your children to fill in worksheets after worksheets to ‘prove’ that you’re ‘teaching’ your child.

Let’s take this opportunity to go back to basics, to embed the foundation for learning and to actually be able to spend quality time with our little Schnoops without all the craziness of the normal routine.

The lessons you can teach your child by playing with them and spending quality time with them are truly priceless. You are teaching your child such important lessons; to feel valued, to feel loved, to be kind, to share attention, to follow their interests and see how far you can take them, to play and have fun!!

Everyone is feeling a bit anxious and no one knows how long this is going to go on for so let’s just pause and try to enjoy this extra time we have with our little ones.

I’m not expecting my class or my own children to be sat at the table doing ‘work’ for hours on end. Let’s play!!!

Videos (show all)

Location

Category

Telephone

Address


2410 Bel Air Drive
Glenview, IL
60025

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 5pm

Other Preschools in Glenview (show all)
Kiddie Academy of Glenview Kiddie Academy of Glenview
662 Waukegan Road
Glenview, 60025

Educational Child Care - Preschool

Poko Loko Early Learning Center in Glenview, IL Poko Loko Early Learning Center in Glenview, IL
300 Waukegan Rd
Glenview, 60025

Poko Loko is a fully insured, state licensed center in Glenview,IL. Our service is to care for and e

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Our Lady of Perpetual Help School
1123 Church Street
Glenview, 60025

OLPH School is a Preschool-8th grade elementary school in Glenview, IL, that provides A Premier Priv

Creme de la Creme Creme de la Creme
2401 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, 60026

Crème has been bringing out the greatness within children since 1980, earning awards for the best childcare centers in CO, GA, IL, KS, NJ, OH, TX and VA.

Gertrude B. Nielsen Child Care and Learning Center Gertrude B. Nielsen Child Care and Learning Center
3835 Willow Rd
Glenview, 60062-6208

The Gertrude B. Nielsen Child Care and Learning Center (GBN) provides quality child care and education for children from birth through kindergarten.

SSPP Hope Group SSPP Hope Group
1401 Wagner Rd
Glenview, 60025

Hope Group is a youth ministry of SSPP, and is for parents and children ages 0-4 to gather for low-key play and social time throughout the school year.

Kiddie Palace Child Care Kiddie Palace Child Care
928 Long Rd
Glenview, 60025

Storytime Learning Center Storytime Learning Center
1814 Waukegan Rd
Glenview, 60025

Storytime Learning Center is a fully licensed preschool located in East Glenview. Class offerings start for toddlers and go through full day Kindergarten.