Wolf Science: exploring the sense of smell

My science posts are designed to show children that science is all around them in everything they do.  When I just started a unit on wolves with my kids I wasn’t sure what element of science we would address.  My…
Online Math Tutoring LearnBop (Review)

When I read that with LearnBop students can learn math faster, I knew I wanted to try it with my family.   I consider mathematics one of the most fundamental subjects.  Not only it teaches to think logically, be precise with…
Waldorf-Inspired Summer Activities

There are many reasons I am drawn to Waldorf education.  I love the idea of honoring children and letting them learn at their own pace.  I love the emphasis on educating the whole child – physically, emotionally, spiritually – and…
Giraffe Science, Math and Measurement

The International Giraffe Day is coming up.  As you might already know, giraffes are in danger of extinction.  In the last 15 years their numbers fell 40% due to poaching and habitat loss.  They are already extinct in 7 African…
Twisting Soda Can Experiment

Summer is the time for super fun, outdoor science experiments.  We always seem to tackle harder science topics in the summer because the days are longer and the minds are sharper from all that extra time spend outside.  Today we…
Water Resistance Experiments for Kids

Anyone who watches Olympic sports is bound to be puzzled: the athletes often seem to defy the laws of science that limit the rest of us.  What you see is of course a result of thousands of hours of training,…
MaxScholar Review

When my daughter got ready to learn how to read, I tried a couple of different methods until I accidentally stumbled upon Orton-Gillingham based workbook, intended primarily for struggling readers.  My daughter doesn’t have any reading disabilities, but the multi-sensory…
The Physics of Twisting for Kids

The Summer Olympics start in 60 days and I’m very excited.  Like most Russian girls,  I once dreamed of a career as a professional gymnast.  I was born unnaturally flexible and when I was four years old my parents were…
Goat Activity Sensory Play

To be honest I haven’t thought much about goats until I got an invitation, along with some other kid bloggers, to participate in International Goat Day Blog Hop.  Once we started researching goats with my kids, however, we came up…
Best Books about Goats for Kids

International Goat Day is coming up in June and to do our share in learning more about this little understood animal we have gathered the best books about goats we could find.  We included books for children 3 to 8 (the…