In the event of a national tragedy, we all struggle to find the right words to express our feelings, to provide comfort—to make some sense of it all. This can be especially difficult when talking with our children.
Research indicates that children are more likely to engage in literacy tasks when they have a genuine purpose or motivation for doing so. What’s more real than building a well or helping people without homes?
Any parent who’s taken their child to a museum, zoo or farm realizes that many of a child’s most exciting learning moments happen outside the classroom. Here we’ll explore ways that children learn in out-of-school environments.