Each year as earth day rolls around the kids and I talk about changes we can make to live more responsibly. Sometimes it means using less of things, sometimes using different things, sometimes it means looking for ways to use things longer, and other times it means making new choices next time you shop. Here are a few of our favorites.
Virtual school has been really hard for everyone this year–teachers have it tough, parents are working double-time, and the kids are hanging in there, doing better than we ever could have asked of them–but it’s still tough. The younger and more hands-on the kid is, the harder it is to catch on to new information in this digital school world. We’ve been putting a lot of energy into making math more tactile.
What do you do in your home to make reading feel available, accessible and inviting to your kids? In our house, its all about the spaces.
What are you doing to keep the math brains rolling over summer break? For the multiplication-aged crew (whether learning or comfortable), we’re loving Prime Climb. Younger kids? Stick with me—this one is good for the addition-subtraction crew too—the whole thing age-adjusts perfectly if you play with addition and subtraction only.
The Elements by Theodore Gray is a visual introduction to the concept of elements and the periodic table. Loved by E8, E5 and most adults enjoy it too.
Announcing: All Alliteration Aficionados, Assemble! This highly entertaining story has excellent and entertaining vocabulary, focused fully on “F”.
How have you been helping your kids keep track of time during social distancing? We’ve started using this Calendar from Mirus Toys.
My 8-year old (E8) is especially drawn to factoids and “amazing but true” type knowledge these days. “Who Knew? Physics” by James Lees is right up his alley.
One of the kids’ favorite things to do with the pressed flowers is making bookmarks.