Happy Childhood

Resources for Families, Parents, and Guardians

Recommended resources for additional learning and practice wherever you are!  

Resources include various learning materials that we utilize in our classrooms - elements of Montessori education, social and emotional learning (SEL), elements of art and design, art games, and activities. 

Take a peek to learn, play, and grow with art! 

Recommended Art Activities to Explore on Your Own 

A list of websites, books, and videos that we recommend for art making, literacy, mindfulness, and connection.  


LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!

 

Featured Resource: Wimee! 

Wimee is a fun lovable robot that inspires kids to learn through creativity. Join Wimee and friends for wacky wordplay, silly songs, and playful conversation in an interactive show that YOU help bring to life!

Wimee's Words is presented by the Michigan Learning Channel.

Art and Social Emotional Learning

A list of websites, books, and videos that we recommend for supporting social-emotional learning and practice.   


Zones of Regulation: 
The Zones of Regulation framework and curriculum (Kuypers, 2011) teaches students scaffolded skills toward developing a metacognitive pathway to build awareness of their feelings/internal state and utilize a variety of tools and strategies for regulation, prosocial skills, self-care, and overall wellness. 

Free downloadable resources 

Art and Montessori Learning

A list of books and videos that we recommend that support that type of learning we foster at Cultivate.   


What is Montessori education?  See Trevor Eissler's fantastic video!