Archive of Parent Education Archives - Bala House Montessori | Preschool & Kindergarten in the greater Philadelphia area.

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  1. The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

    By Michelle Bjork

    The Atlantic, By Erika Christakis, July/August 2018 Issue

  2. Local Free Outdoor Venues

    By Michelle Bjork

    We all know how important it is for our children to interact with nature. But where? What do we do once we get there? Below are some local venues suggested by Bala House parents. (Thank you Nick Van Dussen and Violeta Popii-Botea for your input!!) Also, check out the book “Outdoors with Kids: Philadelphia” for […]

  3. Take It Outside!

    By Michelle Bjork

    By Rae Pica Tony sits focused on his computer screen. Keisha’s watching her favorite television program. And Kim is enthusiastically playing video games. What do these three scenarios have in common? They’re all taking place indoors – a situation becoming more and more typical in the lives of American children. There are a number of […]

  4. Why Kids Need to Spend Time in Nature

    By Michelle Bjork

    They may prefer to stick to their screens, but here’s why getting outdoors matters By Danielle Cohen, Child Mind Institute, Published: August 17, 2015 In the early 1980s, a Harvard University biologist named Edward O. Wilson proposed a theory called biophilia: that humans are instinctively drawn towards their natural surroundings. Many 21st century parents, however, […]

  5. Outdoor Inventory

    By Michelle Bjork

    by Kiernan Black Now is a good time to take inventory of your family’s “outdoorsiness!” How much time does your child spend outside each day? How much time do you spend with your child outside on a weekly basis? How much of that time is unstructured where your child is outside exploring with nature? After […]

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