Being Intentional Around Children

Our children are growing up as “digital natives.” In the current pandemic setup, it is nearly impossible to keep our kids from seeing that technology is central to our modern lifestyles. If that worries you, you are not alone. There is a lot of anxiety around children’s technology and screen use due to misinformation and general confusion around the topic. But rest assured that when it comes to technology and media use, context matters.

90% Kid, 10% Toy

If you’re anything like us, your house has been overtaken by your children’s possessions. The more we pick up, the more gets strewn around. Our comfort lies in knowing that, as our children reconfigure their belongings, they are creating new worlds and exploring new possibilities.

This is not “Online Education’s Moment” — if anything, the piecemeal solutions highlight how unprepared we all are

Ad-hoc zoom-based classes is not the revolution in education that EdTech’s been fighting for It’s hard to believe that, just six months ago, the terms I’d coined and had been using for over two years — “virtual circletime,” “Peloton for early childhood,” “immersive, live interactive classes” — were not very…

A Shift in Intensive Parenting

Months of Intensively Parenting Is Impacting the Way We Intensively Parent As we approach the three-month mark in the work-from-home + school shutdown + social distancing power combo, every industry is evaluating the shifts in consumer behavior to assess potential medium-to-long term impact. Certainly, the most obvious change comes from the sudden…

Zoom Classes My Kids Like?

Need help supporting your child’s learning at home? ZOOM with us! The Circletime Difference Our live and interactive classes combine meaningful screen-time for your children with unbeatable convenience for you!  Children develop a relationship with our amazing teachers and come back week after week. STEM, Literacy, Arts, Movement, Fitness, Mindfulness and more for…

New Lessons from Reggio-Emilia for Early Childhood Education

This pandemic has brought us to our knees and exposed so many of our weaknesses. It is also giving us a tremendous opportunity to embrace and reimagine the future. What if, instead of being passive consumers of educational technology or children’s media, we embrace the example of the women of Reggio Emilia and roll up our sleeves to build the blended learning model that can best serve our children for the future?