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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

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

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

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

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

4 Character-Building Lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we reflect on the countless lessons bestowed upon us that live on with his legacy. As the great civil rights leader who stressed the importance of unity, peace, education, and more, Martin Luther King provided valuable lessons that can be applied to many aspects… Read More

5 Lessons from Experienced Parents

Having a baby is one of the most life-changing events you’ll experience. The months and years after welcoming your bundle of joy are often stressful and filled with new feelings. But we’ll let you in on a little secret… it’s all going to be fine! You’re already a great parent. With the seemingly endless stream… Read More

5 New Year’s Resolutions for the Entire Family

  The start of a new decade sparks hopes of new beginnings, bright futures, and change for the better. In the hustle and bustle throughout the day, some not so healthy habits tend to sneak into our busy routines. However, sometimes those days turn into weeks and months with no end in sight! Whatever the… Read More

What Early Childhood Educators Want Parents to Know

Each year, every Malvern School recognizes a teacher that has gone above and beyond in their work. These teachers have imposed wisdom, created countless teachable moments, and most importantly, touched many young lives. This year, we asked fourteen of these teachers with a combined experience of nearly 80 years at The Malvern School (even more… Read More

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