A superb new resource for parents and educators to help kids recognize emotions and express their feelings
Playful techniques can help classroom teachers to harness the enthusiasm and get their students to focus and transition.
The new book AfterMath from Emily Barth Isler is a celebration of friendship and resilience. It is also a powerful way to connect with kids about loss and change.
Student engagement and joyful learning are centerstage when you play “I Have A Gift For You” in the classroom.
Modern Doll Studio is a small Brooklyn business that makes heirloom quality dolls for kids to treasure!
Get practical tips on how to start up as a child actor from an entertainment industry pro.
A series of conversations between early educators to support online teaching and learning in the Fall of 2020.
Help kids get moving in socially distant playdates, or just in your living room, with games from Coach Johnson! He shares his wisdom as a public school PE teacher on how to make inspiring physical games meaningful and child-led. Get bonding time and a workout (dance party!) too.
Learn simple tips for building “kindness routines” as a family. Get inspired by teen activists who are making empathy part of their life-mission.
Resources and tips for thinking about summer 2020 – empowering kids to find a passion, be independent and stay social.
Screen time can be interactive with this new show from Child’s Play in Action. Jack and the Beanstalk come to life with theater games kids can play at home!
An interview with owner of a beloved Brooklyn cocktail bar, Elsa, makes me love small business owners even more. Here’s how to get a to-go cocktail and support local during a pandemic.
Throwing a party for your kid during COVID-19? Check out these ways to empower the birthday kid, play interactive games, and make lemonade out of the lemons!
Fun ways to “play school” for kids stuck at home! Empathy and cognition boosting games.
Watch this perfect parody for Coronavirus Times: “Part of Your World: A Teacher in Quarantine.” Get inspired to make art and grateful to our kids’ classroom teachers!
Kids stay connected, and teachers bring the joy, during online classes. Even during a pandemic, we find solidarity and keep making theater together!
Animal games are an awesome gateway to dramatic play. Here’s a blueprint for play that will help kids – and adults – venture into imagination with a Roar!
This awesome theater games does double-duty as a living room staple! You can play this during transitional time when you are looking to avoid screens and capitalize on imagination! Watch classroom teaching artists play “What are you doing?” do get inspired for your own playtime!
Playing with a puppet is more than just fun and games. Watch Child’s Play NY teachers use puppets to get kids communicating about emotions and using empathy. This is an essential tool in the parenting arsenal to help manage behavior and get in touch with our children’s rich emotional lives. Happy puppeteering!
While I love a good pillow fort, I also appreciate the value of quality games and toys! Here’s four fabulous gifts for kids that tickle the brain and capitalize on the kind of learning that inspires them. These are all less than $15 and are super portable too. I like these for road trips or for after-dinner playing with your kids. Happy gifting!
Emotions Charades is a super fun and incredibly potent tool to help support EQ and empathy in our kids. Use these tips from our theater classrooms to inspire your games and learn about other playful ways that help kids come to terms with their emotions. In these highly charged times we live in, kids need support in identifying and expressing their feelings…let’s do it through play!
The thrilling ways that actors use creative movement can translate to your home or classroom for inspired indoor play. Help kids get “into character” through physical and robust playing that nurtures empathy along the way too! If you are a theater or classroom teacher these build up your ensemble and inspire brave choices. Build in some of these games as a way to release energy and recharge after the school day. Set these games in motion and then empower your kids to keep the playing going without you!
Reading for pleasure is easy with these librarian-approved tips. Plus, check out the coolest tools that boost literacy and make books bonding!