Where is one of the best places to practice skill building, leadership, and collaboration? The kitchen! Already filled with tools, the kitchen encourages creativity, math, science, and reading all at the same time. My children became interested in the kitchen when they realized if they learned to bake, we’d have more sweets in the house. […]
Many of my family’s best times together have been on a trail. We’ve walked through the seasons with children in packs on backs, watched little legs eager to forge ahead, stopped for seconds and hours while they explored every nook and cranny. Through creeks and meadows with one who likes to lag behind and one intent on […]
Hiking is an inexpensive, rewarding way to spend time with family. While investing in the latest gear is an option, when hiking with children, gear can be gathered and easily made. Here’s a list to keep handy.
Children love to watch things bubble, change color, and switch states of matter. My children could watch baking soda and vinegar mix and explode any day. But while baking soda volcanos might never get old, there are many ways to play with chemistry, and the ingredients needed are right in your pantry. My family has […]
When I play games with my children, I want our time together to be first about the play and the connections spending time together builds, but I also appreciate how games can be the best kind of teachers. Games offer practice in reading, writing, math, logic, following directions, creativity, teamwork, problem-solving ( the list goes on) […]