NEW Science Activity Book for Summer Learning

Dr. Mollie Cule Reboots the Robot Science for Summer

We found a fun science experiment book that is perfect for learning over summer vacation. ('Cause we don't want to see any summer slide around here.) It's Dr. Mollie Cule Reboots the Robot, Awesome Science Activities You Can Do at Home by Kendra Muntz, illustrated by Matt Carrington. Get it?-- "molecule"! Cute, right? Science Activity Book And it is cute with … [Read more...]

Download SylvanPlay Educational Apps?

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Yes! You're going to want to download SylvanPlay's 9 FREE educational apps. Why? Because they're fun, educational, and high-quality. My kids loved the SylvanPlay apps - especially Sushi Scramble - and they're the pickiest testers. I was impressed with the SylvanPlay app's beautiful graphics, the easy usability, the this-is-so-fun-I-can't-stop quality, and the embedded … [Read more...]

10 Pi Day Activities

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March 14, Albert Einstein's birthday, also marks the world-wide celebration of the number Pi π. Why? 3-14 is how we write March 14 in the States. 3.14 is Pi! So cool, right? Pi Day Activities (If you need a quick refresher, to get the area of a circle, measure the circle's radius, square it, and multiply it by Pi. Area = π x r2 ) Pi is an irrational number. … [Read more...]

Get Kids Excited about Science and Math Apps

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Let's get our kids excited about math and science apps! How about taking some of these math and science apps for a whirl. See how your kids respond. Math and Science Apps for Kids Toca Lab Another addictive Toca app, this one about science and the periodic table of elements. Use the lab equipment to create, play and experiment with each of the 118 element (that are cute … [Read more...]

How MaKey MaKey Empowers Inventive Thinking in Kids

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Lately my sweet 8-year old's been saying a lot of, "It's too hard" and "I can't do it." When homework gets tricky, she gets mad. She starts to cry. She wants to give up. (Sometimes my 11-year old does this, too.) (Sometimes I do, too.) It happens when our kids (or us) feel there's pressure to be perfect. Even if we don't emphasize this in our parenting, and I know I … [Read more...]

Celebrate the 100th Day of School

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Celebrate the 100th Day of School What better way to celebrate the 100th day of school than with activities all about the number 100? Below are fun ways the whole family can get together and commemorate the 100th day of learning this year! Count to 100 by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s. String together 100 paper clips Make a paper chain with 100 links Make cookies with 100 … [Read more...]

Get Help with IEPs, LD, Bullying, and More

LD toolkits and ebooks

Do you know about the National Center for Learning Disabilities? It's a fantastic site -- with a ton of free materials that you can easily download and use today. Parent Toolkit: IEP Basics for Parents of Students with LD Parent Toolkit: Dyslexia Toolkit School Toolkit: The Truth About Bullying E-Book: IEP Meeting Planner E-Book: Executive Function Around the … [Read more...]