Learning Social Studies

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 [...]

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 [...]

What do you know about 2014 World Cup champion, Germany?

Let’s take another opportunity to teach kids some geography. After last night triumphal win of German soccer team at the 2014 World Cup, imaginary trip to heart of Europe is an educational “must”. So, what are the most interesting facts about Germany? The name for Germany in the German language is Deutschland. The population of Germany [...]

Let’s learn about Brazil, the home of the soccer 2014 World Cup

The World Cup of 2014 brought 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 in South [...]

Teach Kids Math and History with Their Money Allowance

Kids allowance is a must in our house.  It makes a lot of matters easier, and while we find it indispensable for learning money management for the upcoming years, we manage to make it really educational as they grow.  In a previous post there was a Q&A on overall procedure and money management, so here [...]

Stuck With Trucks: Top 5 ways to use kids’ fascination with transportation as a road to learning

I have three boys.  My home reminds more of a garage, then a house: we have some toy trucks and cars by the bed; we have some bulldozers in the basement; we have some cranes in a playroom; we have LOTS of cars in a chest bean; we have a cement mixer in a bathroom; [...]