Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Change the World

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead

Friday, July 26, 2019

Why Is Preschool Important?

Preschool plays an important role in your child's development. Preschool is not just helping your child academically.  Preschool is about social, emotional, language and cognitive growth, too. 

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Art of the Brick

Pete enjoyed a trip to the Peoria Riverfront Museum Art of the Brick exhibit.  Artist Nathan Sawaya creates art and sculptures with LEGOS.
Giant crayons!
Nathan Saway used 3,493 LEGOS to create Van Gogh's The Starry Night.

We hope you and your child are having a great summer!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

There Are Three Questions

When is the  best time to do things?
Who is the most important one?
What is the right thing to do?

The Three Questions (2002) by Jon J. Muth  gives insightful answers to each of the three questions.  Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace, Anna Karenina)  wrote The Three Questions (a short story) in 1903.  It is one of my favorite books and one of my favorite books to give others.   You can find online, at your library or favorite bookstore.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Rocket to the Moon: Apollo 11 1969-2019

You and your child can celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11 with an experiment from Steve Spangler.  You'll need:
  • Duct tape
  • An empty water bottle
  • Rubber stopper that fits bottle
  • 3 pencils
  • Vinegar
  • Paper towels
  • Baking soda 
Complete instructions and an instructional video:

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Play the Game

Playing games is an important part of your child's development.  Family game night is about:
  • cooperation
  • concentration
  • following the rules
  • learning about goals
  • contact and conversation
  • winning and losing and much more!
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

One Single Act of Kindness

One single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees.  
Father Faber

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Sing, America, Sing!

"America is a tune.  
It must be sung together."

Gerald Stanley Lee