Although your main “homework” as a parent is finding the best early learning program for your child, there is one more thing you can do to prepare him or her for the journey ahead: read books! Whether they read picture books independently, follow simple stories alongside you, or merely listen while you read aloud, the process of engaging with […]READ MORE
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A few years ago, I attended a Girl Scout Bridging ceremony for one of my great-nieces. Still to this day, I am captivated by a portion of the closing stanza of the Girl Scout theme song: “A circle’s round – it has no end…”. It reminds me of the work we do at LAUP: If […]READ MORE
How many of you feel like you’re watching history being made? Or have told a child that they’re living through historic times? While this concept may be large and abstract for many children, thumbing through historical fiction can be a door to exploring open ended dialogue with your children–empowering you to revisit the past while […]READ MORE
The first months of the year bring several holidays that naturally inspire us to reflect on strong figures throughout our history. These figures include the dedicated citizens who loomed large in our nation’s history, who shape our present, and who continue to shine light into the lives of our children. In January 2017, a new […]READ MORE
January 16, we celebrated the life and milestones of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; a week later, we observed the inauguration of our 45th United States President; and as we look ahead to the month of February, we will celebrate two of our country’s earliest presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. As early as preschool, […]READ MORE