Check out our new book. Parents will want to know what is going in public school. Why are children being tested so much? Why is Common Core being used?
Most of us remember the Christmas or birthday, when we gave our child a wonderful gift wrapped in a beautiful large box. We watch with bated breath as they tear off the paper, dig inside the box to find the hidden treasure. It has been our dream to make our child happy, as we envision hours of delightful play with the new bounty.
For those of you who may not know, teachers are given a curriculum for their grade levels, including kindergarten. This curriculum is very extensive and includes everything children should know, what is considered mastery, how technology should be used, and a time frame for accomplishing these feats.
Sylvia McCrory has researched the importance of play. Listen to her discussion.
I am going to suggest we all put away our smartphones, except for actual phone calls. Everywhere we go, we see other people engrossed in their phones, and to be honest it is annoying when it is someone else. But are we examining our own use, are we being an example for our children…
Let us face it coronavirus is not a good thing. Turn on the news and the statics of death and unemployment are devasting, not to mention the mental health issues due to isolation and anxiety. But I am a “glass half full” type of person. There are some positive things that are a result of the coronavirus. Indulge me for a few minutes as I point the positives.
Here are some fun ideas of activities to do with your children while everyone is isolating at home during the Coronavirus. Hope you have fun trying these. Stay safe and happy.