Learning Ideas

Starting school. How to ease child’s separation anxiety.

Multiple Choice Question: a. Clutching a blankie. b. Grabbing daddy’s legs. c. Unnecessary vocalizations (i.e. – screaming bloody murder). d. Mommy-strangling with all might of the little hands. Which ones are symptoms of a separation anxiety? Correct! All of the above. I am sitting on a preschool orientation. While the teacher with an nonviably sweet [...]

Volcano Power. Erupting outdoor craft

Summer is coming to an end, school days are breathing down our necks, yet my kids continue to load their pockets with every possible thing that will fit inside and drag it home “for some special project”. I don’t have the stamina to throw their treasures out. I do need a special project to utilize [...]

Geology ROCK-n-Learn for kids. Best rocks & minerals play activities.

What subjects, topics, bits of knowledge will excite my kids when they grow up? Geology has always been a bitterwseet spot me: as a child I had some fascinating looking cards from a board game, that was lost long before I was born. All that was left from it were those cards. Yep, the fascinating [...]

Having a BLAST learning: mentos and diet soda science experiment

Dropping a little white sweet candy into a big dark bottle of coke produces one of the most exhilarating effects: a big and watery explosion. Two mentoes – bigger explosion. Five – ogogogo! Behold and step back! With absolute certainty I can say that this science experiment was definitely a blast: mentoes make a myriad [...]

Let it fly! 7 awesome toys that teach about flight

1. Ultralight Airplanes Gliders Building Science Kit 8 years + With plastic and bamboo parts from this Thames & Kosmos’ project kit construct ultralight model gliders and learn the basic information about flight, gravity and principles of physics. Develops skills: flight, physics, science, experimental skills, observation skills, building skills, pretend play 2. Strato Slam Rocket Battle Blast [...]

Travel through times building your own History Timeline

The closet needs to be organized to be able to find two socks in the morning. Two similar looking socks. The kitchen cabinet needs to be organized to find some forks for dinner. The messy hall drawer needs to be organized to find the car keys. The History Timeline helps us organize EVERYTHING THAT WE [...]