Looking for something fun to keep your little ones occupied on the weekend or during school vacation? Try hosting a mini dinosaur camp! You can watch a dinosaur movie, read kid-approved paleontology books, and even use dinosaur names for the day. Make a dinosaur-themed picnic and draw your own dinosaur pictures. We’ve also got some fun activities that will let them use their creativity, get some exercise, and maybe even learn a thing or two! [Read more…]
The weather is one of the first introductions kids have to science. We are immersed in it, so it’s not surprising that as soon as they can form sentences, kids ask things like, “Why is the sky blue?” Or, “Where do rainbows come from?” For parents, it can become a test of our own knowledge, but it’s also a great opportunity to engage your kids in science from an early age. Creating a weather map is a fun way for kids to learn more, while also taking part in creative play. [Read more…]
For parents, one of the most enjoyable things in life is seeing their child’s eyes light up upon seeing something they totally didn’t expect.
Wouldn’t it be great if such occurrences happened more often?
Well…they can – with a little help from science!
In this article, we describe three safe and fun experiments you can conduct with your child right in your own home…or, at least, in your backyard.
Let’s dive right in! [Read more…]
Most kids absolutely adore animals. (Okay, most just love the cute, fluffy ones. Anyway…) But there’s a huge difference between just loving to be around animals and actually caring for them.
It’s this second skill that’s much more important for kids to learn – whether they simply want to one day adopt their own animal, or they dream of one day becoming a veterinarian.
In this article, we’ll discuss the main things your little one needs to know about caring for animals, so that they can one day become responsible pet owners – or more! [Read more…]
There’s no denying the fact that kids love toys.
And that’s not a bad thing. As a parent, you probably know that play is incredibly important to your child’s development and growth!
Still, there may be times when you’ve watched them play with a toy – one that doesn’t require much imagination – and wondered whether they were actually getting anything out of the interaction.
If you’ve gotten to this point, you might consider suggesting to your child that they make their own brand new toy. Fortunately, making your own toy is easier than you think!
Here, we’ll take a look at three toy- or game-building activities you can do with your child that will leave them excited and asking for more. As we discuss each, we’ll explain the materials needed, the process for making the project, and the educational benefits of each project.
Let’s get started. [Read more…]
All children are natural scientists.
Whenever you catch your kid jumping in puddles, banging on pots and pans, or watching their ice cream cone drip slowly onto your brand new couch…just try to keep in mind that they’re simply experimenting with the world around them, and trying to learn something in the process.
Of course, it can benefit your child’s education (and your sanity) to bring some structure into the scientific process at times, as well. While you might think “chemistry” is a subject reserved for high school and college-age students, the truth is chemistry is all around us – and should be explored as early as possible.
With that in mind, here are three fun experiments you can do with your young one to introduce them to a variety of chemistry-related concepts and ideas. [Read more…]
Does your child know what to do in a medical emergency? Most likely not, but they’re not alone. Both children and adults often do not know how to react when faced with an emergency situation. However, you’re never too young or old to begin to learn the basics!
As you begin to teach your child some basics of emergency medicine, your learning objectives to begin a basic study of medicine should include the following. [Read more…]
People love robots. Whether it’s the amazing way they move independently or the dream of having a robot butler to serve your every whim, the fascination is universal. And kids always think robots are cool! If you’ve got kids who are curious or even obsessed, here are some websites and apps to teach and entertain them with everything robot. [Read more…]
Many kids who love animals decide they want to become veterinarians when they get older. Some kids, especially those who have dealt with an ill pet, may even aspire to be an emergency vet. But what is involved in that career? And what kind of education will they need? Are there things they can do now to start working toward that goal? [Read more…]