5 Essential Items for Your Child’s Calm Down Corner & Free Printables

5 Essential Items for Your Child’s Calm Down Corner & Free Printables

Calm down corners can be a great tool for your classroom and your home. If you’ve got little kids with big emotions that tend to spiral out quickly, the calm down corner can be a great way for them to learn more about their feelings, assist in processing them, and also prevent huge meltdowns. So…

16 Powerful Self Esteem Activities for Kids & Teens (plus important tips)

16 Powerful Self Esteem Activities for Kids & Teens (plus important tips)

As a teacher, it’s kind of heartbreaking when a child doesn’t seem to believe in himself. But when it’s my own kiddo, it’s even worse! My oldest child was born believing in herself. She has never met a problem she didn’t face with fierce determination. One of her earliest statements was “I do it myself!”…

How to Create an Inspiring and Fun Kids’ Home Library

How to Create an Inspiring and Fun Kids’ Home Library

If you’ve got kids, I’m guessing you’ve experienced a kids’ home library that never looks tidy. You’ve probably seen it all: books with the spines facing backward, a meticulously organized system that was wrecked in three days, or an ever present stack of books on the floor needing to be re-shelved. Chances are good that…