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Presidential Teaching Tools
In 1879, President Rutherford B. Hayes signed into law Washington’s Birthday, a day to remember George Washington’s legacy.  The holiday at first applied only to federal offices in the District of Columbia, but was expanded to the whole country in 1885.
HMHCo
February 13, 2015
Five Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids
The annual practice of exchanging Valentine’s Day greetings and gifts with loved ones can be traced back to the 15th century. In fact, the oldest known written valentine still in existence is a poem penned by Charles, Duke of Orleans, who wrote to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1415.
Alex Honeysett
Former Director of Communications, Channel One News
February 12, 2015
Technology and Early Learning: Part TwoBuilding Blocks for a Nourishing Digital Diet
The more I think about it, the more I love the analogy of a “diet” when considering children’s digital media consumption. Just as calories from the most wholesome foods nourish and strengthen our bodies, the right mix of high quality, engaging digital content can nurture intellectual growth and spark curiosity.  
Susan Magsamen
Former Senior Vice President of Early Learning 
January 22, 2015
Geography on the Go: Travel Activities for Kids
Geography is everywhere (literally). We use GPS on our smartphones and in our cars, check weather maps each morning, and read news from around the globe.
Andrew Miles
Learning Architect, HMH
December 17, 2014
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