Hands-On Learning and Play for All Ages with Spielgaben

Hands-On Learning and Play for All Ages with Spielgaben

“Mama! Look! It’s a stop light. Do you see the red and the yellow and the green? Stop, slow down, go… I made them” We’re no strangers to open-ended and play-based learning around here, but I have to admit that, despite the materials I already have, I have been eyeing...
Hands-On Art History–Discovery through Creativity

Hands-On Art History–Discovery through Creativity

I have tried to be more intentional about adding art into our homeschool through crafts and new {to us} mediums because Molly loves any kind of hands-on creativity. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes been an uphill battle as Trevor is more into discovery-based learning...
Hands-On History Through Creative Play

Hands-On History Through Creative Play

I’ve mentioned before that we tend to take a topic and run with it. My kids are highly intelligent and extremely creative. They enjoy diving deep into subjects we study. Mystery of History provides a great spine for our history lessons, though we may never...
Preschool Science: Hands-On Dinosaur Study and Field Trip

Preschool Science: Hands-On Dinosaur Study and Field Trip

Do you work field trips into your homeschool routines? We try to as much as we can because we’re blessed to live near the city of Cleveland. There are museums, historical societies, working farms, and so much more nearby. Many of those places offer homeschool...
Getting Ready for Back to School with Hands-On Science Fun

Getting Ready for Back to School with Hands-On Science Fun

As we’re busy getting ready to dive into the 2014-2015 school year here at the Kessler house, we pulled together some fun resources to kick-start one lucky reader’s science plans.       It’s no secret that we love science around here. Science...
Hands-On Learning: Blubber

Hands-On Learning: Blubber

I firmly believe that kids learn best when they are actively involved in their topic. This is one of the biggest reasons I’ve always loved to read, write, and teach about science. A few years ago, the kids and I explored Antarctica through books, websites, videos… and...
Author Visit and Hands-On Science Event on Saturday

Author Visit and Hands-On Science Event on Saturday

I am super excited to have been invited to Yogurt Plus in Rocky River, Ohio for a hands-on science and author event on Saturday, March 29th from 12-2 p.m. That’s THIS Saturday! If any of my friends and readers live within driving distance, I’d love it if...

Making Circuits at Hands-On Books Today

  You know we love hands-on science around here – especially electricity and magnetism. {Did you get your copy of the new eBook?} Well, in the years I’ve been writing about hands-on science for kids and teachers, I’ve had the chance to meet some fabulous authors....