Category Archives: Learning through Play and Experience

Looking for More STEM? Here’s How You Actually Inspire Your Child’s Mind

There’s so much I like about Verizon’s new “Inspire Her Mind” commercial (seen below and here), but something about it left me feeling unsettled.

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TinkerLab DrawBot: Simple STEM Fun for Kids!

This may be my “Cool, Mom!” highlight of the summer! And it only cost about $5 in parts! After reading about the Draw Bot in Rachelle Doorley’s inspiring book, TinkerLab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors(*affiliate link), I knew that … Continue reading

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TinkerLab Book Blog Tour: Q&A with Rachelle Doorley

   Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, if you’re interested in promoting creativity, problem solving, curiosity, critical thinking, and tinkering in the lives of the children you love and teach, then get ready —- you’re going to love Rachelle … Continue reading

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How To Turn Photography Into A Personalized Learning Opportunity With Your Kids – Part 2

Here’s the promised second installment from the fabulous Beryl Young, creator of Momtographie*.  (Find Part 1 here.)

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How To Turn Photography Into A Personalized Learning Opportunity With Your Kids

I’m so excited to introduce you to one amazing woman who wears many hats!  Beryl Young is a mom, teacher, photographer, and the brains behind the amazing Momtographie workshop.  She’s here to share some great tips for helping kids experience, … Continue reading

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It’s OK NOT to Share Section 4a: Kids, Power, and Action (Part 1)

It was not lost on me that I read most of this section while my three oldest boys, dressed as ninjas, ran in and out of the room, engaged in an ongoing sword fight/kidnapping plot/tickle war with my husband. As … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Fearless Mess-Makers

“You’re so brave.” It’s something I’ve heard from many parents, both as a teacher a parent myself.  Usually, they were referring to the fact that I had just set out a bin full of colored rice for toddlers to play … Continue reading

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It’s OK NOT to Share Section 3a: Sharing Toys

Remember how you raised your eyebrows and squirmed a bit when you heard the title, “It’s OK NOT to Share”?  (OK, maybe some of you didn’t even bat an eye.) As adults, we know the value of being altruistic, selfless, … Continue reading

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