New research published in Mind, Brain, and Education stresses what many moms have known for ages: child’s play is serious business that produces meaningful experiences and learning. The research centers on PlayWisely, which is now available in Tarrant County thanks to an exclusive partnership with Oakridge.
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According to author Neil Gaiman, “The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to teach them to read, and to show them that reading is a pleasurable activity. And that means, at its simplest, finding books that they enjoy, giving them access to those books, and letting them read them.”
Did you know that simply playing games with your children can be incredibly educational? Take our game of Monopoly, for example. Our children had to practice/learn many skills just to play, and they didn’t know they were “learning.”
Although parents may define “lots of screen time” differently, one thing is clear, it does have an effect on our children. Oakridge's Assistant Director of Technology and Modern Learning explores what parents can do to help strike a happy balance with their children.
While things have remained the same, there is a lot that is different about the 2020-2021 school year. One student shares her perspective on Homecoming 2020.
Ask anyone in the Upper School and they'll vouch to Mrs. Emmert's big heart for students. In this "Notes from the Nest" blog entry, she shares the heart behind what Owls have accomplished (and are still accomplishing) as we navigate COVID-19 at Oakridge.
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