Figures better behave when kids come in the kitchen because kitchens are a thriving space for fun math games. Who better than a budding chef to multiply, divide, or make fractions? Yes, kitchens are micro-math institutes, and the cups and spoons you use to measure ingredients .... read more
Happy Thanksgiving! Just because trees can't talk doesn't mean they won't appreciate a little love on this day where you show appreciation for people in your life. For Thanksgiving, here are five meaningful ways you can make a difference and show your children that nature shou.... read more
Math, meet books for children. Children, prepare to love math. When math collides with literature and fun, you never know what your kids will be up to. Will they start seeing their bedroom in geometrical shapes? Will they divide up oranges into quarters at the dinner table to .... read more
Darkest Peru, tropical islands, the Himalayas—it used to be that geography was all about faraway and exotic destinations. As intriguing as it can be, getting kids interested in geography can be tough if they can't touch or see anything in real life. Their neighborhood, on th.... read more
There's a reason fairytales and fantasy books are set in nature. Leafy woods, rolling hills, twisted trees, and clear waterways take on a magical dimension when the day ends and long shadows create fanciful shapes around us. With the right story to tell, a few treats to savor .... read more
At the first Maker Faire where I took my girls, we discovered electronics of all kinds, beeping robots, crazy inventions, and Burning Man contraptions. However the booth that got my girls the most excited was also the simplest: table and chairs, duct tape, scissors, and egg ca.... read more
No ride to the science museum? Young Einsteins, brighten up! We've got just the nerdy after-school project for you. With a wire here and a wire there, a battery and a light bulb, you can make your own simple electric circuit at home and use it at night to read secretly after l.... read more
Feeling like Tom Sawyer or Pippi Longstocking? Left, right, splash! Kayaking with children is a fun adventure that takes you through quiet waterways as fast or slow as you’re willing to paddle. Just dip in and glide, it’s quite easy and a green way to get to know the water.... read more
Terrible twos, tantrum threes, fiendish fours....when is it ever easy to say cheese and hold still for a snap? Photographing children is patient work, but the results are worth the time. And photographing your children in nature offers the amazing rewards of the great outdoors.... read more
Robin Hood or Merida? Percy Jackson or Katniss Everdeen? Archery may be one of the oldest hunting skills on the planet, but thanks to popular heroes kids love to identify with, it hasn't aged one bit. In fact it's become one hot activity for kids who love roaming outside, and .... read more
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