Learning Ideas

How to Encourage Kids to Read

Promote reading in your family. Encourage your children to read more. With busy schedules for both parents and kids it is easier to say that than to accomplish it. PBS Reading Rockets asked the parents and teachers to share their ideas about how to encourage kids, especially those who aren’t excited about books, to do [...]

Educational Quotes by Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori was an Italian physician and educator, acclaimed for her innovative educational method that builds on the way children naturally learn.  In 1907 she opened the first Montessori school in Rome, Italy. Today there are more than 22,000 Montessori schools in 110 countries. Montessori method is in use today in a lot of public and private schools [...]

10 Commandments to parents from a person who walked into gas chamber with his school children

Janusz Korczak is an outstanding Polish educator, writer, physician and public figure, who refused to save his own life three times. The first time it happened when Janusz decided not to emigrate to Palestine before German occupation of Poland. He refused to leave behind the Orphanage on the eve of the terrible events. The second [...]

Does Positive Discipline impact your child’s truth telling?

Who doesn’t want an honest kid?  Who doesn’t read those kiddie moral stories to your own brood with a secret hope her own darling turns out THAT AMAZING TRUTHFUL kid?  The Research by Psychology Science magazine recently published a study that can help their parents greatly on getting to that ideal: how moral stories that [...]

Fun games and activities to teach kids about Art

While the fall colors and winds are slowly overtaking the playground, we love to revisit our favorite museums.  That is art museums.  Here I already shared what a big hit art museums are in our family (Visiting art museums with kids. Real treat for family fun).  The best thing is, that art is not reserved [...]

Let’s test bubbles! Terrific outdoor craft and science experiment

A team of young scientists assembles in our outdoor facility to conduct the science experiment of the day: which homemade bubble solution is the best?  We prepare our own wands, our own solutions, throw in a bottle of a store bought one and our own science experiment gets on a roll.   Supplies: For bubbles [...]