Ask any writer for their number one piece of advice to aspiring writers and I bet most of them would give you one word: read. Good writers are good readers, and even if your little writer already loves to read, you can still encourage them to read across the genres of children.... read more
What parent doesn't want to be a "creative" parent? Our kids are brimming with energy and creativity, and we'd love to be able to join in with them or help them come up with fantastic and doable crafts, art projects, recipes, or science experiments.It's a wonderful ide.... read more
Why is it that so many children's books rhyme? No, it isn't just to drive us crazy! Early rhyming through books assists children with the knowledge of phonics and letter sounds. Later the ability to rhyme helps young children with their because rhyming words follow a pattern.... read more
Young children, with their rich imaginations and abundant free time, are arguably the best-suited among us to write the great American novel, even though, of course, much of their creativity is deeply rooted in Stuff That Happens in the Bathroom. Yes, every kid has the poten.... read more
Everyone is always so caught up with the daily routine of running around with the little ones that it is sometimes nice to take breather and try something different. Signing up for a parent-child class is a neat idea and is a fun way to check out a new activity you want to int.... read more
Strong writing skills are so important in school and life, yet don’t always get enough attention during the early school years when the main focus is usually on reading. It’s useful for parents, therefore, to think about how to support children in practicing their nascent.... read more
One of the exciting things about having young children around is to witness their enormous potential for creativity. Kids love building, drawing and painting, making up and acting out stories, inventing songs and games. Given the right conditions, they can do this kind of thin.... read more
With all of the time that our children spend cooped up in classrooms and busy in after-school activities, it can be hard to make time for just pure play. However, experts remind us, time and again, how important this free time is. And it's also important that our children hav.... read more
Art and science share many preoccupations, the most central of which is close observation of the natural world. Darwin’s notebooks, for example, are full of intricate drawings of the creatures he encountered during his journey on the Beagle and, famously, sketches of his in.... read more
I once heard that all great naturalists have one thing in common: when they were children, they had the use of a microscope. I don’t know if that is strictly true in every single case, but it sounds right to me. The basis for any understanding of the natural world, indeed, .... read more
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