A few months ago, we talked about using the garden to introduce life cycles to your kids. That is just the beginning. There is so much more kids can learn about science while they are getting their hands dirty in the garden! Sprouting Seeds The hardest part about sprouti.... read more
Kids love magnets. Those colorful refrigerator accessories are also a great way to teach kids about science. For older kids, you can get into the properties of magnets (poles, etc.), but for younger kids, you can use magnets as an easy illustration of caus.... read more
This week, we are looking at childhood during days gone by. One of the most exciting and interesting times to be a child has to be the pioneer days. There was so much adventure and exploration! It captures the imagination of children even today. (Did you know that the game Ore.... read more
Spring is in the air ... and in the ground and everywhere in between. Spring means new growth, warmer temperatures, and beautiful flowers. What better time for kids to use science to explore their world?Plants! Growing plants from seeds is a great way for kids to learn about .... read more
No, you cannot have ice cream for breakfast. No, you cannot wear your superhero cape to Grandma's house. No, you cannot splash in the puddles. No, you cannot paint the dog blue ... As a parent, there are some days when it feels like somebody cut our pull string and now all .... read more
For many of us, St. Patrick's Day marks a turning point. The cold and dark days of January and February are behind us and the wall-to-wall green on March 17 reminds us that spring is on the horizon. What better reason to celebrate? Below are some ideas to help make this St. P.... read more
You and your kids already know that your kitchen contains all sorts of delicious things to eat. Today, you'll learn that it also contains some amazing ways to learn! Density: Eggs in Salt WaterFor this experiment, you'll need two eggs, water, salt, and two tall glass containe.... read more
The national parks of the United States are among this country's greatest treasures. They celebrate the beauty of the land and honor the people and events that have shaped it.Our National Park Service comprises 398 national parks, monuments, preserves, historic sites, and more.... read more
No two words can make a parent's blood run cold quite as quickly as "I'm bored." That's especially true when those words are spoken before you've even finished your morning coffee. To help you deal, we've pulled together five easy, fun ways for you to respond when your kids dr.... read more
Curiosity is the bedrock of genius. We would be willing to wager that nearly all revolutionary inventions, writings, and thoughts started with someone thinking, "I wonder ..." or asking "Why?" Right now, your curious mind might be wondering how you can inspire curiosity i.... read more
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