Learning with Your Hands

Go back a little to leap further. -John Clarke
In the introduction to Hands-On Science and Math: Fun, Fascinating Activities for Young Children, author Beth Davis observes that “…children exposed to hands-on science instruction gain greater subject-matter understanding than students exposed to only book learning or traditional worksheets. When I doubled the amount of hands-on instruction give to the lowest performing student population in […]

Humor in the Toddler Room

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives. -Viktor Frankl
We all know that laughter is the best medicine, but a team of French scientists has discovered that using humor also appears to help toddlers learn new tasks, reports a new study in the journal Cognition and Emotion: “Building on the knowledge that making older children laugh can enhance many aspects of cognition, Rana Esseily […]