If Then Creativity provides kindergarten through 6th grade students with learning resources that combine logic and creativity, integrate the arts, motivate critical thinking, and build social-emotional skills in and out of the classroom.
If Then Creativity exists to help teachers, administrators, parents and homeschool families develop educational tools to implement a child-centered, differentiated approach to the development of the whole child.
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nytimes.com These new works from Tomi Ungerer, Sophie Blackall and Christian Robinson are realistic and — without being soppy — filled with hope.
Let your creativity run free.
npr.org Professional artists aren't the only people who can make art. In this episode, learn how to weave art into your everyday life. Because whether you're doodling, making pottery or embroidering, creativity is good for you and your health.
nytimes.com School doesn’t have to be high-stress and high-stakes for your child (or yourself). Here’s how to make sure you start the school year on the right foot and keep enthusiasm and momentum high throughout.
"What do you look forward to when you wake up?"
parents.com Children ask questions—lots of questions. But you can turn the tables! Here are 63 fun suggestions to get a conversation started.
Dance, move, sing, and read.
theconversation.com Learning music in the early years of schooling can help children learn to read.
nytimes.com We invite you to take a look at this year’s winners ...
nytimes.com Teacher preparation programs continue to ignore the sound science behind how people become readers.
nytimes.com One mental strategy may be much better suited than another to a particular task.
scientificamerican.com Design and architecture critic Alexandra Lange examines the material world we’ve created for children
pbs.org When kids learn to empathize with others and show compassion for their peers, being an “includer” becomes automatic. Here are five ways to help your child learn to include others.
nytimes.com Montgomery County, Md., made sweeping changes to diversify its gifted programs. It’s succeeding, but not without creating some anxiety and controversy.
nytimes.com This crucial institution is being neglected just when we need it the most.
telegraph.co.uk Infants whose parents talk to them using so-called “baby words” learn to speak more quickly, a new study has found.
nytimes.com The way we teach math in America hurts all students, but it may be hurting girls the most.
Summertime is the perfect time for kids to discover learning is fun!
summerlearning.org Keep kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer!
nytimes.com Affluent parents who wield connections and resources to get their way can wreak havoc on schools.
5 tips to survive summer reading assignments
quickanddirtytips.com If you’re like many high school students this summer, you’re facing the task of reading at least one book as a summer reading assignment before heading back to school in the fall. But there’s no need to stress—whether you have to read one book or several, there are ways to st
npr.org Part of a parent's job is to help kids do their best, but pushing too hard can backfire. Research shows kids in high-achieving communities are at higher risk of anxiety, depression and substance use.
Hug a tree, love a tree. Love a Tree Day is Wed., May 16.
ifthencreativity.com Love a Tree Day song. Sung to the tune of the Addams Family theme song
Another great year for books
ala.org DENVER — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults—including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards—at its Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado. A list of all the 2018 award winners follows:
nytimes.com Experts say it’s essential to give kids time and space to play.
"Off the Charts" by Ann Hulbert
nytimes.com In “Off the Charts,” Ann Hulbert examines the lives of child prodigies, who often fail to sustain their accomplishments into adulthood.
A new big time Prime
fivethirtyeight.com Somewhere out there on the number line, huge prime numbers are lurking, waiting to be discovered. On Wednesday, a new one was. The Great Internet Mersenne Prime…
pbs.org Like any skill, writing takes practice. Here are seven simple tips for fun and effective handwriting practice at home.
matthewschuler.co Photo by Sophia. I’ve been having an insightful shuffle through Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book Creativity: The Work and Lives of 91 Eminent People. Mihaly is a seminal professor of Psychology and Management, and is the Founding Co-Director of the Quality of Life Research Center at Claremont. He writ...
Professor Plum is happy today!
The Strong welcomes Clue, Wiffle Ball, and the paper airplane into the National Toy Hall of Fame! www.toyhalloffame.org
nytimes.com Putting diplomacy skills like advocacy and solutionbuilding to work in a teacher conference.
nytimes.com Here are the winners of The New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books Awards for 2017.
nytimes.com The admissions process is a maddening mishmash of competing objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you. No, it isn’t fair, and likely never will be.
"Children's art has its own logic."
theatlantic.com Your child’s quirky art isn’t just cute—science suggests that even the most bizarre depictions can have deep creative intention.
Get to know our moon a little better. Saturday is "Observe the Moon" night.
sciencenetlinks.com InOMN, #observethemoon, nasa, NASA, moon, #moonnight
Connecting with parents can prevent concerns about a student becoming a problem, but it isn't always easy: https://hubs.ly/H08KmDb0
What are your most effective parent communication strategies?
weareteachers.com It's time(s) to learn!
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