School & Education

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 [...]

Start the new school year off on the right foot!

With the summer rolling towards the end, we all get infected with the Back To School rush. Backpack?  Here.  Lunch Box?  Pretty.  Gazillion of pencils and notebooks?  All ready to be lost and demolished. Tee-shirts, sneakers and pants?  In neat piles in a closet.  Labels?  Stick them on. Socks?!.  Oh, good, all here.   What else? [...]

No child is too smart to fail the kindergarten readiness test

Is your kid ready for kindergarten? Pfff!  While many moms start nervously fidgeting, I was sure that this question didn’t even apply to me: common, my kid could read and multiply before he ever saw the inside of the school bus… Boy, I was surprised.  As my (in my eyes not only the cutest, but [...]

Nature walk with kids. Fun outdoor exploration activities.

This year I decided to celebrate my son’s Birthday in the park. Picnic in the park. Splashing on the water playground. Playing outdoors with friends. Everything sounded very good, but not enough for me. I still craved for something more creative and educational. Nature walk! I know that my guests of all ages have never [...]

Is your child gifted? Other kind of talented thinker?

Parents and teachers always try to identify the gifted students. Usually extremely bright students with higher than average abilities to learn are considered to be gifted. In reality, such approach is too simplistic. A well-recognized university speaker, numerous publications author, and a former school teacher, Bertie Kingore, Ph.D., suggests more complex and unique classification of [...]

FUNgestive digestive system. Teaching kids about human body.

“After you bite that apple, the saliva starts… and the stomach… what do you mean what is a “stomach”?  Hey, why aren’t you listening again?!”  Because this is boooring!  And I was determined to learn the digestive system in a fun way.  So, we’ve got some strings, crayons, scissors and created a life-size digestive system. [...]