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4 Books to Prevent Summer Slide

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Have you heard of summer slide? No, it doesn’t involve a trip to the park! Summer slide is what educators are using to describe the trend of learning loss students experience over the summer from lack of academic instruction. But all learning doesn’t have to take place in the classroom! […]

Playful Winter Writing Activities

Here at Gryphon House, we are proud to work with so many talented early education authors. This week’s book giveaway features Playful Writing by Rebecca Olien and Laura Woodside. The book includes 150 activities that explore emergent literacy. We thought it was appropriate to showcase  winter activities from our newest […]

Silvery Star Banners!

Summer is full of national holidays, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Next Friday, June 14th, is the anniversary of the adoption of the United States flag–otherwise known as Flag Day! Though it is not an official federal holiday, it is widely celebrated. Here’s a fun flag-making idea for you […]

Copycat Patterns

One of the many celebrations of April is National Math Education Month! Here’s a fun activity from Math and Science Investigations by Sally Anderson with the Vermont Center for the Book to help you celebrate. In this activity, you and your children will create patterns with blocks and other objects. […]

Long Strides and Short Strides

by Joy Lubawy Many adults these days use a pedometer to measure their goal of 10,000 steps a day, but how do we measure the length of these steps so what we have at the end is reasonably accurate? My husband Pete and I wondered about this—and then the penny […]

Presidents’ Day Play at Learning Centers!

The third Monday of every February is Presidents’ Day! Do this fun activity from The GIANT Encyclopedia of Learning Center Activities for Children 3 to 6 with your children to make them think about our presidents (Washington and Lincoln in particular) and what they have done for our country.  Materials Black […]

We Can Make Art with ANYTHING!

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for “rookie” parents, “third-time’s-the-charm” parents, or even “been-there-done-that” grandparents?  You’re in luck! Gryphon House is counting down our favorite picks for parents. Whether you’re looking to spice up a holiday road trip, explore some exciting art activities, or bring out your baby’s “baby smarts,” […]

Learning about “G” with Gingerbread!

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for “rookie” parents, “third-time’s-the-charm” parents, or even “been-there-done-that” grandparents?  You’re in luck! Gryphon House is counting down our favorite picks for parents. Whether you’re looking to spice up a holiday road trip, explore some exciting art activities, or bring out your baby’s “baby smarts,” […]

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