Using Literature to Teach Math

Using Literature to Teach Math

When we think about tackling math with young children, literature isn’t necessarily the first answer which comes to mind. We turn to literature, of course, to teach the cadence of language, introduce vocabulary, colors, and animals, explain community and geography,...
10 Thanksgiving History Conversation Starters for Kids

10 Thanksgiving History Conversation Starters for Kids

Cultivating an attitude of thankfulness is something we can work on all year long, but Thanksgiving provides an especially perfect platform to do so. Studying history — at any point in time — fosters gratitude by opening our eyes to difficulties, letting...
How to Choose the Perfect Jean Fritz History Book

How to Choose the Perfect Jean Fritz History Book

“In my father’s study there was a large globe with all the countries of the world running around it”, beloved children’s author Jean Fritz writes in the opening lines of Homesick: My Own Story. “I was in China in city named Hankow, a dot on a crooked...