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Celebrating the Season with STREAM Pumpkin Fun, Parades and More

Our Fall Harvest festivities may look a little different this year with additional health and wellness measures in place, but our teachers and Directors have been hard at work to make the season just as special and spooktacular for our young friends.   Check out how some of our schools have been celebrating this week with… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

6 Ideas to Keep Your Kids Moving This Winter

With colder weather keeping us cooped up, many of our favorite ways to stay active tend to remain dormant throughout the winter. Although our Malvern School friends get outside whenever they can, in the home stretch of the season cabin fever is at an all-time high with restless children (and parents, too!) However, there are… Read More

Moving and Grooving at The Malvern School: Music Fun Day

An emphasis on music in early childhood education promotes language development, supports math readiness, and increases reading skills through rhymes- that’s music to our ears! During Music Fun Day, students across all Malvern Schools uncovered the magnificent marvels of music by visits from musical guests, special songs to sing and dance, and instruments to try… Read More

The Benefits of Sensory Play

What do you see? What do you feel? What do you hear? These are all questions we may ask during a sensory play activity.  What is Sensory Play? Sensory play is much more than a buzzword in early childhood education. This thought-provoking style of play stimulates a child’s five senses: touch, taste, sight, sound, and… Read More

Catapult Creativity at Home With These Simple Steps

Supplies Needed: Popsicle sticks, rubber bands, plastic spoons or cups, glue, paint, cotton balls, paper plates.  Creating a Simple Catapult By using just a few household items and a little help, children can create a DIY simple catapult all by themselves!  Form a letter “A” using popsicle sticks and rubber bands. Repeat this two times… Read More

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