Educational Ideas

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 [...]

Marble Mania. Math and small motor activities for kids from preschoolers to school age

My little adorable toddler, the Big Button, is busy sifting marbles to and from. Clickety-cluck. The door bursts open and his older brother, Smiles, rushes through the door. The daily explosion of greetings and hugs is cut short as he notices the colorful marbles, spoons, tongs and ice cube trays: he is heading straight for [...]

Head Full of Marbles. Great sorting activity for preschool kids.

I always looked at them as a choking hazard.  My kids always found them so attractive to handle, roll, transfer from one container to the next.  My mom always believed it was ok, if done under supervision.  And then I haven’t seen marbles for a really long time, until rediscovered to hem in a completely [...]

10 best MATH toys. Educational gift ideas

Who said that math is boring? We can assure children and parents that with the right play tools, learning mathematics can be fun! Find these math toys that were hand-picked by preschool and elementary school teachers to help parents and grandparents to shop for the smartest holiday gifts. 1. Math Keyboard – Multiplication This educational [...]

10 Fun Facts about Horses

During our Pets Appreciation Week we want to talk about more common and less common pets. How about horses? Many horse lovers consider these gracious animals, not farm inhabitants, but pets. Let’s learn some fun facts about horses. Horses belong to the genus equus. Horses are herbivores (plant eaters). A horse is described as a foal [...]