Curious Automata|Summer Camp 2017

Join us for PlayThrive’s S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp! Refresh on Chinese the week before school starts. Students will be making “Curious Automata” mechanical creations, playing games, singing songs, and going on nature walks. Sign up by May 20! Dates: August 14-17, 2017 (4 days) Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: John Gill Elementary, 555 DelContinue reading “Curious Automata|Summer Camp 2017”

Unstructured Play and Its Importance

Yesterday was Labor Day.  Our family spent about four hours in the park where we just sat and did nothing.  The kids roamed about. At times they played together on the play structures, and other times they played by themselves.  I felt a twinge of guilt that I had not planned an activity for theContinue reading “Unstructured Play and Its Importance”

Why SEL is as Important as Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic

I am really excited about PlayThrive’s initiative to introduce Social Emotional Learning to its curriculum. In this age of “ultra academia,” and standardized testing, so little emphasis has been placed on how children learn, how they manage their emotions, and how they develop relationships with others. So what exactly is Social Emotional Learning? Is itContinue reading “Why SEL is as Important as Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic”