Learning Ideas

Smart questions to ask your child to find out more about the school day.

Every time my kid comes off the bus, I feel a mixture of joy and apprehension: oh-oh, here it comes. I can’t wait to give him a hug. I can’t wait to hear how his day went. I can’t bear to think how many teeth pulling techniques I’d have to use this time to get [...]

Excellent play tools for school age kids’ small motor development

New baby on a block became an inspiration to a real explosion of small motor development activity in my home: crocheting, macrame bracelet weaving, etc. I was thrilled to use the new baby as an excuse to get some fun of my own by making him a cute bunny hat; my kids loved to jump [...]

The best thing a parent can do for the kids is to die. Shocking study.

It must be the best place and time to be a parent in the whole human history: medicine and safety under the belt of this era; outstanding toys/books/yada-yada available; parent’s advice flooding bookshelves, Facebook newsfeeds, tv channels… And don’t forget scientific researches. How come we are still so overwhelmed, frustrated, at our wits ends, battling [...]

Thinking outside of the box. Fine motor activities for toddlers.

Honestly, this is the easiest sensory activity to set up for a toddler. And, surprisingly, absolutely fascinating one for him!  As a mom, I find it fascinating too: small motor coordination development, sorting, bigger-smaller concepts, colors and shapes are all the benefits packed inside each little box… Supplies: boxes. Boxes of every possible shape, shape, [...]

Sizzling hearts. Valentine’s Day art and science project.

What project could combine art, science and… Valentine’s Day? This one can. All three of my young artistic scientists (or scientific artists if you please) enjoyed every step of the way and surprised me how we’ll they understood the science behind it in the end. Supplies: baking soda Citric acid (we had quite a lot [...]

Delicious recipe how to organize the best play kitchen for kids

Weather your little one is a boy or a girl, a well set up kids’ kitchen will attract him like a magnet. All three of my boys went through a phase of playing in a kitchen with a great vigor; every little girl’s eyes just light up as soon as she walks through our door [...]