Category Archives: childhood development

The importance of free play for executive function in our youngest learners…

At Seven Hills, we are preserving the importance of early childhood education. Our Reggio Inspired program is an amazing opportunity for children to develop so many skills they need for their elementary years and beyond. These two links underscore some … Continue reading

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Bedtime stories about race for young children

This is a book a have read the last two years to our youngest students at Seven Hills, Thanks for this link, Mrs. Miller, about what books parents can read to children at bedtime about race! Bedtime stories about race

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Chores at home… everyone can contribute

Some great suggestions for helping children develop a sense of responsibility, incrementally, for their world. summer chores for children: teaching responsibility at home  

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Reading? Go for it!

Some great opportunities here to think about the power of reading… And what better time to look at reading? Summer! https://www.commonsensemedia.org/reading  

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Admissions Strategy! Attending AISAP…

I feel fortunate to be attending the AISAP Annual Institute with our Admissions Team, Susanne Goldman and Rebecca Cushing. We are hearing many important messages Including: the role of “love” coaching and building programs the value of intrinsic rewards over … Continue reading

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Day #3 Kyoto: Life lessons: How to Write a Postcard; How to Tie a Tie!

  Students learned how to write a postcard: where to put the message, the address and the stamp. This was a bigger chore than we realized. We spent the first half of the day visiting the Kyomizu Temple; then we … Continue reading

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Sometimes the best thing you can say to your students is NO.

There are some great reminders in here about parenting for the long haul! This parenting thing is a marathon, not a sprint! Why saying NO to children sometimes can have benefits in childhood development  

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