Educational Ideas

Meet the champions of the Animal Olympics.

As the summer Olympics come to a close, people still buzz around with the names of the stars and champions that this year’s games brought us. Another successful Olympics passed, leaving the history books with many names.  Have you ever wondered what the Olympic Games would be like if animals were the athletes? Let me [...]

Let’s learn about Brazil, the home of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The upcoming 2016 summer Olympic Games are bringing immense interest to Brazil, its hosting country. The popularity of the event is a great chance for parents to teach kids geography. Introduce Brazil, learn some fun facts about this fascinating country and add some educational treat to the great sport event! Brazil is the largest country [...]

Planting with kids. Astounding bouquet of sciences you can dig in.

I can hardly find another activity that packs so much education and so much excitement for kids, as… gardening. Astronomy, geography, botany, geology, zoology, math are at our disposal… as well as playing and digging in the mud, watering and actually doing something “real! My kids find it as much fun as cooking, but I [...]

Learning to Read: Secrets of Success

“Teaching kids to read is the hottest, most painful and anxiety producing question in parent’s discussions. Will the teacher do it? Preschool? Kindergarten? School? Phonics? Whole words? Montessori? Kumon? Natural reading? Reading-video games? Weird-looking reading animals at the annoyingly squeaky educational websites? Internet, social media, instead of offering a wealth of help, are adding a [...]

Birdwatching: super fun, super educational and super easy outdoor activity.

Finally. It is no longer so freezing that I can’t calculate how many overcoats, sweaters, hats I need to bundle up to take my lovely brood outside even for a little while. Love the liveliness and optimism of the spring. We all dash outside and… I have a terrifying feeling, that over the long winter [...]

The Dogs of Venice by Maisy, the Travel Mouse.

I, Maisy, the Travel Mouse, need to tell you about special animals of Venice. The fauna of Venice, like most world cities, isn’t seen much due to the lack of natural habitat. Plus there are no trees in Venice, and Venetian canal water is questionably clean. You can occasionally see city birds, like pigeons and [...]