Bennett Day School News

Fun Indoor Explorations with Osmo Kaleidoscope

To keep learning fun at home, we have worked with our friends at Osmo to make Osmo Kaleidoscope app available for FREE download until March 31st. This is a creative and fun Osmo app that works with everyday objects!

#OsmoKaleidoscope on the Go: 5 Ways to Use this App While Traveling

Children of all ages look forward to road-trips and family travels that enrich their lives and expand their horizons. Families who bring an Osmo Base on their family travels will soon discover many reasons why Osmo Kaleidoscope is a great app for...

Back to School: 4 Ways to Prepare Your Kids

This blog, written by first grade teacher Katie Leviton, provides suggestions for how parents can prepare their children for "school season."
 

Kids Co-designing for Kids: 7 Hands-On Explorations with Osmo Kaleidoscope

PreK-4th grade children at Bennett Day School worked together to design a new app for Osmo explorations. Co-designed with their Tinkering and Engineering Sciences (TES) Lab teacher, this collaboration resulted in the creation of Osmo Kaleidoscope...

Summer Academics: Guest Blog by Senior Kindergarten Co-Lead Teachers, Katie Gertler and Julia DaSilva

Now that it's summer, it's important to ensure that your child is still receiving some type of academic consistency while on break. By no means does it need to be intensive or the main focus of the summer, but it is necessary to prevent what...

6 Picture Books to Warm Up Your Winter Break

Aside from the sheer joy of imagination, children reading for pleasure outside of school is linked to higher levels of empathy, problem-solving, communication, and even performance in academic areas. As we get ready for Winter Break, what will...

How to Incorporate Progressive Learning at Home

Progressive learning is not a traditional desk-and-chalkboard environment. In fact, it extends far beyond the classroom and encompasses the entire community, including the home. Which is why parents are essential participants in the progressive...

What Should I Expect of a 3-Year-Old?

What goes on in the mind of a three-year-old child? At this age, they’re developing a variety of cognitive abilities through socialization and play. Learn more from Meg Fitzgerald, Early Childhood Director, in the video below.