Unbeknownst to the hellish little gremlins we call children, learning new things can actually be exciting. The STEM field is growing rapidly, with a 14% increase in jobs expected by 2020. These Valentine’s Day themed STEM activities probably won’t grant your little nugget admission to Harvard, but it might help them learn a thing or two.
Ah, another summer over and the air hums with the excited trepidation of starting a new school year. It’s a feeling that’s hard to shake, even as an adult. And whether you’ve finished or haven’t given a second thought to back-to-school shopping, it’s helpful to have a few books in your back pocket to gently address the recurring worries most children face when starting a new school year.
Let’s make today the most colorful day of the year.
The only good part about coming home from your Disney World trip (well, besides sleeping in your own bed again!) is getting to see those beautiful memories you made printed in a photo album.
Summer is the best. As a teacher, it means time away, time to refuel and time with family. I love that I get to spend the whole Summer making new memories with the family, especially our daughter, Quinn.
Remember those old I Spy books from the early 90s — intricate pictures jam-packed with baubles and what-nots, a visual treasure hunt inviting you to find various items? I loved those books as a kid. Now that I’m a parent I especially appreciate looking at these type of books with my daughter.
Near the start of every summer, I take the kids out for an “Adventure Day”. Usually, I have a loose plan of what to do, but we like to let the day take us where it may. We live in Saratoga Springs, NY which is a great area for adventures, both in and out of town. There are a few “go to” Adventure Day favorite activities. Read More “Adventure Day with Dad”
Hi there! Mom of two small, very creative, and crafty pre-school aged kids (and one baby), scrubber of walls, and owner of paint-stained items. Do you love the idea of purchasing a crafty gift for your little one, but you aren’t up to date on exactly which options to choose? Or are you interested in adding to your own set of craft supplies? If so, we’ve got the rundown on some great and not-so-great ones to add to your mix!
You grab the kids, stumble into the school carrying various lunches, backpacks and science projects. You rush into the classroom plopping down your child’s things only to see their classmates handing the teacher various thank you gifts and bags. Is it Teacher Appreciation Day already? Now what?