We had a wonderful time at our first ever Literacy and Numeracy Pop-up Camp! Kids ages 2.5 to 7 joined us for a week of fun and learning!
What can we as parents and educators do to embrace the magic of the outdoors? According to several studies, rather than books and lectures, nature itself is children’s best teacher.
Learning the ABCs at an early age is fundamental for reading and writing. According to research, children start showing interest in learning the ABCs around the age of 2. Even though, there isn’t an ideal time to start teaching, it is never too early to start and have fun while doing so!
The effects of a dual language program not only benefit children at the moment, but the skills they learn will continue to aid them in their academic development until later in life.
We all want our children to become independent, strong, and caring adults. This, however, is no easy task; building resilience in our children takes work and should be started as early as possible.
Our little ones don't have to wait to learn about money any longer! Did you know that the United States only has 17 states that mandate a personal finance class in high school?
Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate. It is so much more than giving and receiving candy (however, chocolate is always appreciated). It is the perfect holiday to teach our children about unconditional love, teamwork, and showing appreciation to those we care about.
Reading to your little one provides more than just an opportunity to bond, it is vital to their development and later success in life.
Last Saturday, we traveled around the world for our Global Readiness Workshop! Children ages 3-8 joined us for a trip to learn about other countries’ customs and traditions on celebrating birthdays. Along with our Dearest educators, they visited China, South Africa, and Mexico for an immersive, multicultural experience!
In the Dearest Math Curriculum, a new set of activities will be sent to you electronically every week that include easy-to-follow instructions, materials, and tips that focus on Early Numeracy.
Little ones can get easily excited at the first sight of snow. Despite how hard they try, no child can spend a full day outside playing in the cold weather. Here are a few activities that can be done indoors that still involve snow without actually having to step foot on it!
As teachers and parents, we tend to put a lot of focus and energy on academics. We want to make sure that our children are learning basic math and literacy skills. But, teaching the whole child actually goes beyond those fundamental concepts.
We hosted another Lunch and Learn for parents with 1 to 5-year-olds and this time, we brought it to Midtown East! It’s always a fantastic time for us to share more about Singapore Math, the Dearest Math curriculum, and how Dearest sessions can promote the student's development.
We attended a seminar by Dr. Denise Clark Pope at The Chapin School. Dr. Pope is a senior lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Education and founder of Challenge Success.
With so many buzzwords floating around in education, the most used one by far is STEM. Most teachers we work with can’t leave a school meeting or a conference without hearing about “STEM.” A lot of the time the focus is placed on making sure that a STEM lesson is being done.
We invited parents of 1 to 5-year-olds for an intimate Lunch and Learn event to share more about Singapore Math, the Dearest Math curriculum, and how Dearest sessions can promote the student's development.
In New York City, private and public schools alike such as Avenues, Hunter College Elementary School, and P.S. 132 in Williamsburg, have already adopted the Singapore Math program and utilize its methods in their curriculum.
5 ways to show your child that learning is fun on July 4th