Did you know that about 80 percent of the youth in the recent study said their parents were more concerned with their achievement or happiness than whether they cared for others? At the same time, all parents wish to have nice and caring children. What parents often fail to realize is that kindness is not automatically instilled in children. Children need adults to help them become caring and kind. In other words, kindness can be taught and encouraged – at home and at school. At Creative World School, empathy is integrated into core subjects. To celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day, we put together this fun Kindness Challenge. Give it a try with your kids and watch them become more respectful, responsible and kind!
This month, our focus explores the people we know! Each classroom has their own learning journey focused around their group interests. Their questions serve as a guide to investigate the people in our community! The children are exploring friendships, our communities, new cultures, and more! We are excited to explore the ‘People We Know!’ focus throughout February!
This month, our focus flies us away into the sky! Each classroom has their own learning journey focused around their group interests. Their questions serve as a guide to investigate the sky! The children are exploring the sky in new ways by learning about space, weather, flying, and more! We are excited to explore the ‘In The Sky!’ as we venture through January!
We are looking forward to the cooler weather ahead! This month, in celebration of our ‘Brrr… Cold!’ focus, we are planning a fun, educational school-wide Penguin Day. We will have educational activities and crafts, snacks, and more as we learn about penguin pals. We are also planning our winter programs and are very excited about what is to come in 2014! Contact us for details about our exciting winter plans.
At Creative World, Learning is Our Heartbeat! We are eager to start each day with fresh eyes on a world full of wondrous things! We love encouraging the young inquisitive minds all around us to embrace a life full of ???
Whether it’s conquering physical milestones like crawling, climbing, or jumping, or achieving new academic heights like reading, writing, and math, children are our guides when it comes to eager learning. Children are masters of pressing in to new knowledge and gaining new skills. Do we follow their lead?
What does it mean to be a lifelong learner? With more resources than ever at our disposal, a world of knowledge is literally at our fingertips. But being a learner is more than acquiring information; it’s an attitudinal shift that allows the abstract and concrete to collide! This means being the kind of person who sees the unknown as a mystery to be solved… the kind of person who actively and avidly pursues new understanding of the world. There are so many ways to embrace questions and love learning in life!
- Read, read, and read some more! Learners are readers. Read articles, books, magazines, newspapers, buzzfeed… whatever you want! Read easy things and difficult things, read in front of your children, read to your children: let reading be the norm in your home!
- Try new things! This may seem obvious but the only way to really learn about many things is to experience them! Go to new places, walk a different route, try a new restaurant or cook a new meal: and involve your family every step of the way.
- Embrace the arts. You may not love opera or abstract art… but there’s so much more to hear and see! Art can be found all throughout your daily life. Find what your family is interested in, whether it’s a new kind of movie (look up “Oscar nominated animated short films” for an amazing variety), a new kind of music, or a new way of listening to music (resurrect the dusty record player or 8 track).
- Remember the past…. What did you love learning as a child? Do you remember any books that you loved? What about games that you played? The past can be a great guide to help you understand your true interests and resurrect your childlike zeal for learning!
“Learning is about living and as such is lifelong.” Bente Elkjaer
On the cusp of a brand new year, we are doing a lot of dreaming! How about you?
It’s a great time of year to reflect on all of our successes, triumph in our littlest and largest victories, and celebrate all the good we’ve been a part of! It’s also a great time of year to consider: how could we do more? How could we live more fully alive and take time to seize every precious moment?
Children are masters of moment-seizing. They don’t have to be told to stop and smell the roses or imagine a world of reason-defying wonder. They indulge their innate curiosity and are driven to discover new truths and take new risks every day!
The team at Creative World School has spent time planning for new developments and improvements next year. But one thing that sets us apart is that we’re not just driven by our “to do”… we’re driven by our DREAMS! Our list of dreams is as long as our to-dos and, what’s more, we set aside time and resources to implement our big ideas! There’s nothing more important than creating the best world of wonder possible for our children, whether it’s in our centers or in your home.
So what can you do today to capture the wonder of a moment? To dream big? To take a big risk or embark on a new adventure? We can’t wait to celebrate the wonderful places our imaginations take us!