Six is the magic number for snow - did you know that? If you had a big magnifier and stepped outside with your children on a cold winter day to watch snow fall from the sky, here is what you might observe - six-sided hexagonal crystals, needles or flat six-sided crystals, and .... read more
We tend to think of all children as imaginative, and yet the truth is that some kids have more active imaginations than others. This is simply because, like anything else, imagination develops with practice. Imagination is at the root of creativity and critical thinking, trait.... read more
As temperatures drop, here are some cool science experiments to keep your kids' brains warm! Melting ChocolateDo the three types of chocolate (milk, dark, and white) melt at the same temperature? Put a small piece of each type of chocolate on two or three plates. Have your ki.... read more
The biggest packages under the tree might make your kids' eyes pop, but sometimes the gifts inside the tiniest boxes win the holiday. Just in time for Christmas, we have brought back some favorites and added some new suggestions for the little toys and charms that make our kid.... read more
When we think of the people to whom we want to give gifts this holiday season, no one is higher on the list than our children’s teachers.Our kids adore them. They nurture and guide our children every day. They work so hard and earn too little. We want to show them our apprec.... read more
A lot of the joy of the holidays is anticipating all of the special things we do at this time of year. So let's savor all of these rituals we enjoy with our children before, during, and after they happen! Here are the ones we and our kids have been looking forward to most: 1.... read more
Holiday magic often begins in the kitchen. Creating traditions is yet another way to build creativity, and the holiday season is a particularly wondrous time to begin a new tradition or rediscover an old one. So as you step into your kitchen this month, involve your children.... read more
It's the holidays! Time to shop, eat, celebrate with the family, and break out the music! Although this time of year is one of the busiest and most stressful, it is also an excellent occasion to experience the abundance of music that's out there during the holiday sea.... read more
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
From the comfy vantage point of their own homes, schools, and libraries, children discover the world through books. Reading fiction, they enter into the minds and circumstances of characters very different from themselves. Reading history, they travel to places and time period.... read more
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