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What you will need: Hygloss Paper Ornaments in Assorted ColorsHygloss Wiggle Eyes (any size but 15mm is used here)Crayons, Markers or Colored PencilsGlue StickPipe CleanersMagic Marker (not shown) Step 1 Gather orange-colored ornaments and set other colors aside. Step Step 2 Draw on pumpkin line shapes, coloring in with different shades of orange to give the round paper more of a shape. *Add green stem at top if desired Step 3 If using paste-on wiggle…

You think College is tough? Let me tell you, grade school is tough. At least in college, you’ve seen some of that material before. You’re building on the same foundation you’ve been building on for the past 10 or so years. What about in kindergarten or 1st grade? Getting the hang of your letters or your numbers is a new concept, revolutionary even. The two things you need to know are how to read, write,…

The Benefits of Writing in Child Development Writing is a skill that is so fundamentally important that we almost take it for granted. Writing and reading are two sides of the same coin. There is not a single writer of merit who is also not a well-practiced reader. Language is how we communicate with the world, and reading literacy is one of the most important determining factors in life success because it gives you access…

We sell lots of wonderful products here at Hygloss, from classroom essentials and themes to a wide variety of arts and crafts. Unsurprisingly, some of our most popular products are our arts and crafts products, which are a huge hit with kids (and some adults!) Arts and crafts projects are one of the best ways to let children stimulate and exercise their imaginations, work on their planning skills, and use their hands to put it…

This post is for you, parents and teachers! For generations, children have enjoyed creating arts and crafts projects in school. These are the more memorable assignments for a reason, they keep children engaged and invested in seeing them through to the end. In other words, we know anecdotally that these activities are great for our kids, you’ll be happy to know that this is also scientifically validated as well. Let’s take a look at why!…

A good education is built on the foundation of good habits. A good study habit will take anyone far in school and in life. Children have so much energy, keeping their attention and interest in studying is a universal challenge for all teachers. How can you make studying fun and also educational? Read on to find out! The Importance of Good Studying Habits Studying is something that most children must learn how to do, it…

Ahh, the library. It’s a place that retains a great deal of nostalgia for older students, teachers, and parents alike. The library is not just a building or room with a bunch of rows, shelves, books, and women named Marge who are going to tell you to keep it down. It’s a place—a nexus of adventures. Children and adults alike can go there to escape into a multitude of worlds. Whether it’s fantasy or the…

The Importance of Preschool Preschool is a very important place for developing children. The skills they will learn in preschool will be the foundation of their entry into primary school. Preschool is not just a place for learning basics, but it’s also a place in which children must learn to get along with their peers as well as grow comfortable receiving guidance from other adults. It’s a well-known fact that receiving quality care in preschool…

Even with all of the technological gadgets that children have to entertain them, the jigsaw puzzle has withstood the test of time as a fun and satisfying game to complete. Many children still enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles, and many parents love watching their child work at something earnestly. Here are X reasons why children and parents alike love jigsaw puzzles. Jigsaw Puzzles Teach Children Patience Whether it is a simple 10 piece puzzle for young…

Primary school children are some of the most energetic and enthusiastic students that you’ll see in the classroom. Their energy tends to allow for multiple distractions throughout the day, and that energy can be better focused on learning with the help of visual aids such as creativity posters, and by engaging them in playful interaction. This allows young minds to remain engaged while sticking to their lesson plans and helps the student make the connection…