Nights might be short in the summer, yet the warm weather (and no need to get up for school in the morning) make it the ideal time for stargazing. Here are some ideas to get your little Galileos interested in the science behind twinkling celestial bodies. Get MoonyHave your ki.... read more
The monkey bars tease little ones from above from an early age. Kids aren't content to keep their feet on the ground; they want to reach higher and higher, and those elusive monkey bars give them a goal to stretch toward. "Lift me up, Daddy!" she'll say as soon as she spots th.... read more
"It's like riding a bike."Our all-purpose metaphor for any skill which, learned once, comes casually back when tried again, usually much later. There's something joyful in this idea—some delight in both recalling the work it took to master the skill in the first place and th.... read more
It is has been said that those who dwell in the beauty of the trees, will never grow weary to the mysteries of life.In the book Little Bear's Friend by Else Homelund Minarek, the story begins with Little Bear climbing a tree. During Little Bear's journey to the top of that t.... read more
One of the many wonders of watching social skills blossom in the preschool set is the beginning of group games. Seeing your child play with her friends and siblings and cousins - well, it is like watching the supposedly parallel tracks of her earlier interactions merge onto a .... read more
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
One Cool Friend by Toni BuzzeoReviewed by Ashley YoungElliot, as we learn on the first page of Toni Buzzeo's One Cool Friend, is a very proper young man. He wears a suit and a bow tie and speaks with impeccable manners. When his dad asks if he wants to go to Family Fun Day a.... 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 Is Not My Hat by Jon KlassenReviewed by Ashley Young When this book was awarded the 2013 Caldecott, it was no surprise to us. This simple but smart book has been one of our favorites since it was published last fall.This Is Not My Hat tells the story of a little fish wh.... 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
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