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The Best Screen-Free Brain Breaks, According to Kids

With many school-aged children learning online for hours each day, the best types of brain breaks in today’s environment are those that leave screens out of the equation. There are so many fun and refreshing activities that can be done in a short five or 10 minutes – puzzles, art, dances, stretches, games, challenges and… Read More

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Simple (but Powerful) Mindfulness Activities for Children and Adults

Practicing mindfulness comes with list of benefits nearly a mile long – among them the ability to help develop empathy and curiosity, increase focus and self-regulation, promote happiness and optimism, relieve stress and anxiety, and that’s not all. “Children are uniquely suited to benefit from mindfulness practice,” says New York Times writer David Gelles in… Read More

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Six Types of Brain-Building Questions You Should Be Asking Your Child

“Did you have a good day?” “Did you have fun at the park?” “Did you enjoy the book?” It’s exceedingly easy to fall into the pattern of asking children these types of close-ended questions. They’ll probably get you one- or two-word answers, maybe more if you’re lucky, but more often than not, they leave a… Read More

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How to Ease Your Child’s Back-to-School Anxiety

While young children are incredibly adaptive and resilient, parents know some transitions, such as heading back to school, can be difficult for kids to manage – especially if they have been home for an extended period of time, like some of our friends this spring and summer. The good news is with a little bit… Read More

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Alex’s Day: Squeezing Together – at a Safe Distance – to Fight Childhood Cancer

While many things at school are different this summer, there’s a lot that hasn’t changed, including our commitment to helping children develop strong character values and our dedication to helping fight childhood cancer. The Malvern School is extremely proud to be a longstanding partner of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). Even though our traditional lemonade… Read More

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Child Care and COVID-19: 7 Key Questions to Ask Before Sending Your Child (Back) to School

Whether you’re still deciding what’s best for your child or you have already made the decision to send your little one back to child care or preschool, it’s critically important to know the right questions to ask about COVID-19 health and wellness measures. Keep these seven key questions in mind as you talk with school… Read More

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Buster the Glo Germ Visits to Help with Handwashing

It’s one thing to explain to kids why good handwashing is important for staying healthy. It’s another for them to actually “see” how washing their hands properly kills germs that could make them sick. Enter Buster the Glo Germ, a special (stuffed) guest who recently visited The Malvern School of Lionville. Thanks to the Pennsylvania… Read More

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At-Home Activity Inspiration: Jungle Yoga Safari

There are so many creative ways to get outdoors and explore, even at home, but here’s one you might have not considered yet: a jungle yoga safari. Our friends at The Malvern School of Oaks had a blast with every component of this activity, and it’s one you can easily pull off at home. Keep… Read More

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Tried-and-True Tips for Getting Young Kids Comfortable Wearing Face Masks

Whether you’re gearing up for your child’s return to school or taking COVID-19 precautions as you venture out with your little one, we know parents may be facing – or fearing – challenges getting their kids comfortable wearing face masks. Maybe you’re seeing other children wearing masks but think your son or daughter would never… Read More

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Five Fun & Easy at Home Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy

Right now, staying well at home is our number one priority. Priority number two? Keeping our children busy while learning and having fun! While it’s a tall task when time at home has been altered and amplified, we’re here to help with five easy activities you can try with your children when the inevitable boredom… Read More

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