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Air + water = wind. Best kits to teach wind energy to kids.

Do you actually know what is WIND? Wind is actually a combination of air and heat. When the sun heats the earth, the earth heats the air above it, and that hot air rises. This air leaves a space that new air needs to fill – so cooler air rushes in, causing wind. Wind is [...]

Top 5 reasons why we should teach our children chemistry

1. It’s literally the basis of science. Chemistry is based on the very building blocks of all of science – microscopic things like atoms and molecules. Scientists say that chemistry is an alphabet of science. An understanding of basic concepts of chemistry could give your child a significant advantage in understanding other sciences. Take, biology, [...]

The role of family and why it is larger now than ever.

Kids in 2015 lead extremely different lifestyles than those of their counterparts 30, 20, or even 10 years ago. Most of their socialization with friends happens through social media. Instagramming has replaced scrapbooking, text messaging has replaced face-to-face interaction, Xbox Live has replaced backyard games of football. These are not negative things by any means. As a [...]

Did you know these facts about the history of Thanksgiving Day?

We all know the story of Thanksgiving, right? May be not! We bet, you don’t know a thing or two about the American favorite family holiday. Let’s see… Did you know that…? The first Thanksgiving in 1621, when the pilgrims invited the Native American neighbors to share meal with them, wasn’t just the dinner. It [...]

10 fun facts about the Solar System

Teach children about our cosmic neighborhood – Solar System! 10 fun facts about the Solar System: The 8 planets of the Solar System include 4 inner planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, and 4 outer planets - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The outer planets of the Solar System are made mostly of gas and water. The inner planets are made up almost entirely of [...]

#1 preschool toy for learning numbers

Opening the last batch of birthday presents really surprised: there was a toy that we didn’t have yet (that’s hard), that my preschooler fell in love instantly (that’s even harder, since it wasn’t a truck!), and that was both fun, educational and totally inspirational on how to expand on this whole topic! That was a sweeeeeet [...]