Middlebury Interactive Languages (Review)

It is with the spirit of adventure that we decided to try Elementary Spanish 1 for Grades K-2 from Middlebury Interactive Languages.  My kids are not big fans of computer learning, but with the baby #4 almost here I asked…
Why T-Rex could eat rotten meat and you can’t

There it is again! That horrible stink!  I retrace my steps, stop in front of the living room window, and sniff the air.  The narrow space behind the squat, leather arm-chair is difficult to squeeze into, but that seems to…
15 Books About Shadows To Inspire Young Scientists

Children are innately curious about the world around them, especially when those things are a little mysterious.  Shadows satisfy both these requirements by being part of our life and by creating suspense. Is it a monster or a teddy bear…
How to motivate kids to do their schoolwork

I’m often asked, “How do you get your kids to do schoolwork?”  I usually opt for a brief, “My kids want to do it.”   This is both true and not true.   Yes, my kids do schoolwork pretty willingly most of…
Help Teaching Pro Subscription Review

If you are in the field of teaching you might have heard about HelpTeaching.com, an easy-to-use, customizable resource for educators.   Recently I had a chance to review their Help Teaching Pro Subscription.  If you are a teacher or looking for…
Pirate Science – 20 ways to play and learn

There are lots of wonderful science topics in a fascinating world of pirates – boat engineering, star navigation, cartography,..  We really enjoy looking closely at different aspects of pirates lives and doing related hands-on activities.  I ended up putting together a…