8 Children’s Books to Warm Your Heart This Winter

By Curran Mahowald, Marketing & Partner Success Manager “A book lets you zoom from time or place. But don’t bother packing. You can stay in one place!”  These iconic words from Lavar Burton of Reading Rainbow have taken on new significance in a time of shelter in place and travel restrictions. But at Ready4K, we’reContinue reading “8 Children’s Books to Warm Your Heart This Winter”

“What’s the news?” Using Questions to Make At-Home Learning Easier

By Ready4K Content Leads, Fran Lartigue and Rebecca Honig Recently I discovered my new favorite media outlet. It’s called “What’s the News?” It’s broadcast live, via Google Classroom, every morning at 9:05 am. The reporters are all seven-year-olds. The host is Ms. F., their second-grade teacher. And the format is always the same. The newsContinue reading ““What’s the news?” Using Questions to Make At-Home Learning Easier”

Scaffolding Parental Engagement

By Rebecca Honig, Director of Content & Curriculum Parenting has a distinct lack of scaffolding.  I remember the shock I felt three days after giving birth to my first child when the nurse came in and happily announced, “You get to go home today.”  I was like, “Wait… what…. you’re just going to let meContinue reading “Scaffolding Parental Engagement”

An End to the Plan-ic

By Maya Sussman, director of product I almost didn’t see the little girl on her Strider, sliding down the hill. I was so focused on my plan for getting up this steep hill, dodging kids just wasn’t on my radar. Thankfully, while I was panicking, she gave herself another scoot, propelling her bike in aContinue reading “An End to the Plan-ic”

Goldilocks Family Engagement

By Curran Mahowald, Partner Success This back-to-school season, many educators are managing a tricky tension with their family engagement strategy. They want to provide as much support as possible to families without overwhelming them. And parents are getting lots of digital resources for at-home learning. As a result, many of our partners here at Ready4KContinue reading “Goldilocks Family Engagement”

Enchiladas and Equity

By Maya Sussman, Director of Product Shiitake mushrooms, tortillas, and gouda cheese. Not a great start to a meal, but that’s what I had – as well as company on the way. A few hours later, I had shiitake enchiladas and happy guests. And a new appreciation for the creativity that can come with limitsContinue reading “Enchiladas and Equity”