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Purposeful play based teaching strategies can lead your students towards building the confidence and competence they need for kindergarten success!

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. 

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Play has the power to transform your children and their families too
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The freedom to choose creates competent kids
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A hand-washing lesson can FREE up your time!
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Play has the power to transform your children and their families too
A dear friend of my daughter called me super excited because she was going to finally leave her job teaching[...]
Let go of faulty expectations and dial into how your students learn best
When my daughter was nine years old, she started her first figure skating class. She took to the ice right[...]
Do you want more freedom to teach ‘outside of the box’?
I took my dog Benji to the vet the other day. As we sat and waited for the doctor to[...]
The freedom to choose creates competent kids
I am often asked; “Do you let your students choose which centers they can play in?” The short answer is[...]