Engineering Books for Children


As I ponder more about my children and their education, I continue coming back to Project Based Learning where children imagine, build, and create in their learning. The most basic way to think about this type of learning is to think about basic survival skills. Are you self sufficient? Would you know how to orient [Read On]

Teaching Kids Computer Science

Teaching Kids Computer Science

We spend so much time thinking and worrying about our children’s screen time that we forget that there are productive and beneficial ways to utilize technology within our children’s learning environment, as a part ofthe environment, not replacing any other vital part of the learning (e.g. we’re not trading hands on science learning for an [Read On]

Wild Kratts Creature Power Discs

wild kratts collage

Yes, you read the title correctly. I am not the craftiest blogger. I get an A for effort. Here is one example of which I am proud. My sons are in love with Wild Kratts. That is okay with me. Wild Kratts ignites a desire for them to learn more about zoology and botany. I [Read On]

Learning about Pollination


If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people. ~ Confucius   We’ve all seen the various life cycle work and wonderful activities. I am a big believer in showing a child the life cycle of [Read On]

{Preschool Science} Animals in Winter


{Source: Wiki Commons: Image by Keven Law} Hibernation is a fascinating topic to discuss with children and covers a wide array of subjects.  Here is how I introduced the concept: Hibernation Activity for Preschoolers When: I introduced this work at circle time. Materials: Montessori Print Shop offers beautiful Animals in the Winter Montessori cards to [Read On]

Teaching Kids about Germs


(Source: National Institutes of Health via Wiki Commons Teaching kids about germs is pretty important. My 3.5 year old son likes to lick things. Disgusting, right? He will lick a door knob, a bench, a window, a figurine, his brother, me, you name it. Today we were at a play structure and he licked a [Read On]