How to Use Play as a Teaching Tool

Kindergarten teachers have long known how to use play as a teaching tool, and now are finding that they must show school administrators that it is more than just putting out toys. At kindergartens in Omaha, kindergartners get an hour each day to engage in pretend...

The Bee-Bots are Coming!

This year in the Pinellas County School District in Florida, the Bee-Bots are coming! The fundamentals of coding for computers will be introduced to the youngest students this year through small, friendly robots known as “Bee-Bots”. 100 of the robots have...

Kindergarten Playtime May Improve Grades

Promoting kindergarten playtime may improve grades going forward into first grade, a new study has found. Among students in high poverty schools, the “Tools for the Mind” technique seems to be particularly effective, according to the study’s authors....