Beyond the Classroom

A simple cornbread recipe can teach so many lessons!

Can Two-Year-Olds Cook Cornbread? You Bet. Plus: A Recipe You Can Make, Too!

The kitchen is a learning lab. That’s why KinderCare Learning Centers build cooking into our curriculum and why we like to get children cooking early. This month, the smell of fresh cornbread will be wafting through our centers’ halls, thanks to the chefmanship of our two-year-olds. They’re learning all about farms in February, so they’re

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Talking to your kids early about money will help  set them up for future financial success, according to Jesse Mecham, founder of You Need a Budget.

Can You Teach Your Children About Money? This Father of Five says, “Yes!”

Good financial habits don’t grow on trees, notes Jesse Mecham, co-founder of the online financial-planning tool You Need a Budget (YNAB). Mecham knows something about money and children: He has five kids himself, and each of them has his or her own spending budget (courtesy of dad’s software, of course). If you want your children to

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Heart Card Art Studio Session-230-3

Cards with Heart: DIY Valentines Little Hands Can Make

Break out the red glitter! Valentine’s Day is here! Whether you need dozens of valentines for a kindergarten class or something special for the grandparents, homemade cards are the way to go. These simple kid friendly craft ideas will make your Valentine’s Day cards truly one-of-a-kind. So go ahead, get creative, get a little messy, and feel the love! 1)     Painted newspaper hearts

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Make your snowflakes look like Mother Nature made them with this step-by-step tutorial.

Winter Craft: How to Make Perfect Cutout Snowflakes

By Allison Jones, Contributing Writer If you’re like me, your paper cutout “snowflakes” look more like….misshapen marshmallows with a few triangles missing. But this year, the Frozen-loving kids in my life insisted on making snowflakes, well, pretty much all the time. I was determined to become a snowflake master. The secret to making a snowflake that mimics

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Rediscover the wonders of the moon with your child and see it for what it really is: miraculous!

Lasso the Moon! Turn Your Child’s Wonder into a Fun Astronomy Lesson.

“Mooon! Moooooooon!” Do you remember the first time your son or daughter discovered the moon, pointed to the sky and started jumping up and down? Children constantly remind us that awe is all around—if only we take time to notice. The moon, especially, captures children’s imaginations. We as parents can encourage discovery, passion and be

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