Cooking up a plate of fluffy buttermilk pancakes isn’t just a great life skill, it's also an opportunity to work in some serious math and science lessons. Plus, the results are delicious!
Amp up the fun and have the kids learn about electricity with this experiment! Use homemade conductive and insulating play dough to create circuits that light an LED.
Build creative and literacy skills with a writers club for kids. Write and perform a play -an activity that teaches kids that writing is action. They can build entire worlds, stories, relationships through writing.
Having a pen pal, either in a different country or just a town away helps kids practice skills in literacy, writing and geography. But there's an even more important skill kids learn, patience. For tips on helping your child craft the perfect pen pal letter go to: http://www.pbs.org/parents/adventures-in-learning/2014/01/pen-pal-lette…
Talking to your kids about their feelings and teaching them to journal is a great way to connect with your children in a meaningful way. Here are some fun and easy ideas for helping your kids flex their Emotional Intelligence muscles that don't require a PhD! For more go to: http://www.pbs.org/parents/adventures-in-learning/2014/01/emotion-journ…
Tinkering with toys is a fun way to sneak in some math and science while spending time with kids. Learn to make these cute and easy balloon cars which make great holiday gifts.
As parents, we want to raise confident readers, but the whole prospect of how to accomplish it can be stressful. But it doesn't have to be. Find more tips at: http://www.pbs.org/parents/adventures-in-learning/2013/12/raise-confide…
Talking to Kids about charity can be tough, but research shows that talking about charity is more effective than role-modeling. In this episode of Adventures in Learning, we talk about charity and offer a fun idea for making giving a family affair.
Fall is a great time of year for going on a nature hike to learn about trees. In this episode, trail guide Teresa D'Anna offers parents tips and tricks for teaching kids about trees while out on the trail.
Since ancient times, people have looked to the stars. Over the years they have inspired artists, scientists and storytellers. Encourage your kids to look to the stars by making pocket star guides. Then go out stargazing to explore the night sky.