Hiking with Children in South Central Indiana

Hiking with Children in South Central Indiana

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 […]

Edible Chemistry

Edible Chemistry

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 […]

How Games Foster a Love of Learning

How Games Foster a Love of Learning

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) […]