Teacher’s Illustration About Carrying Baggage Is What We All Need to Hear

From there, she asked each student to write down things that were bothering or hurting them, crumple up the paper, and toss is across the room. The students then, one by one, walked over, picked up a crumpled sheet of paper, and read it out loud to everyone before finally placing it in a plastic bag hanging by the door. Read More

Interview with Dave Schultze, Founder of Gridopolis Games

We have a really fun, playful product for you today. We sat down with Dave Schultze of Gridopolis Games. Gridopolis is a multiplayer strategy game that allows students to not only play the game in 2-D, but it is expandable so that you can build and play in three dimensions! Read More

5-Year-Old’s Outfit Deemed Inappropriate at School, so Her Mom Took Action

There is a bright spot in all of this, though. Emily Stewart didn’t take this lying down. She didn’t just send angry words out into the universe: she went straight to the source and made a change. Because of her boldness in speaking up, the school formally changed their policies, and now administrators are no longer able to make judgment calls on the appropriateness of a child’s outfit. Read More

Interview with Joseph Cassis, Author of Squire With Fire- A Happy Dragon Tale

As a part of our ongoing interview series, we at Mom’s Choice had the great privilege of talking with Joseph Cassis, author of the Award-Winning book Squire With Fire- A Happy Dragon Tale. We have a hero (or heroine!), bravery, hard work, and s’mores, all wrapped up in a heartfelt and meaningful book. Keep reading for the full interview! Read More

Interview With Jayne Rose-Vallee, Author of Dinosaurs Living in My Hair! 2

As a visitor in classrooms, I have seen firsthand how children can be insensitive, cruel, and mean towards others. Providing simple techniques to young students was a way to begin a conversation with adults reading the book. There is no magical answer to the subject of bullying, however, children need to understand the importance of telling adults when they see something amiss. Read More

New York State Makes Mental Health Classes Mandatory for Kids

The new mandate is intended to help students learn more about mental and emotional wellness, as well as helping them understand when and how to seek help for themselves and others. With around 13% of children ages 8-15 and 21% of teenagers ages 13-18 experiencing a severe mental health disorder, and only a little over half of those children receiving mental health services, this is incredibly necessary.  Read More