Stuff We Love: Inchimals

  Lately, I’ve tried to buy toys and activities that can be fun, teach something, and that work for more than one age group. We are running out of space – so the toys NEED to do more than one thing! Enter… Inchimals by Fat Brain Toys. The brains behind the puzzles,...

Hands-On Learning: Colors

  We have a lot of fun with science around here. Once you get to know me a little, you come to expect random “science days” or experiments—and lots of messes! It makes sense after all, I write nonfiction for kids, parents, and teachers and mainly focus on science and...

2E Tuesday: Nurturing Passions

What is your child passionate about? Does your daughter love princesses? Pretend she is one? Does she create kingdoms, languages, currency, laws, and punishments for her dolls? Does your son dream of space? Star Wars, the Space Shuttle, Neil Armstrong, whatever, as...

Free Resource Friday: Simply Fun

Ever have one of those days? You know, those days… You’re snippy, short-tempered, and everything bugs you. And those days can find you and affect how you behave to the little cherubs surrounding you – whether you’re a classroom teacher, homeschool mom, stay-at-home...

Hands-On Learning: Bird Nests

  In 2009 I wrote a book for Mitchell Lane Publishers called, A Project Guide to Reptiles and Birds. One of the best things about working on that book was its focus on hands-on projects, experiments, and activities integrated into what would otherwise have been a...